Paris – Station F, which will open in April, is designed to create an entire start-up eco-system under one roof.
Originally a railway station, the space has been converted into a big start-up hub. The site plans to house more than 3,000 desks, over 10 international start-up programmes and a variety of events spaces and private offices. In 2018, Station F also plans to open a new co-living space to accommodate 600 entrepreneurs.
‘Our goal with Station F is not only to create the largest start-up campus in the world, but also to create a space that houses an entire start-up eco-system under one roof,’ said Roxanne Varza, director of Station F, in a recent statement.
Facebook will be hosting its first start-up incubator, the Startup Garage, as part of the space. Working with 10–15 start-ups, Facebook wants to empower data-driven businesses to develop in new and innovative ways.
With the introduction of huge co-working spaces, brands such as Facebook are working with these initiatives to invest in future businesses and enable long-term thinking. For more, see The Immortal Brand macrotrend.