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Paris Mega-Campus Takes Startup Seduction Campaign to London

  • Telecom tycoon Niel spent $268 million on entrepreneur hub
  • Lined up partners Facebook, VCs as first settlers of Station F
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How Station F Plans to Put Paris on the Global Tech Map

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French billionaire Xavier Niel wants thousands of technology entrepreneurs, investors and inventors to base themselves in the Station F mega-campus for startups he’s building in downtown Paris -- and he’s starting his search for them in London.

The 34,000-square-meter (366,000-square-foot) venue opens in spring next year but Station F executives are already out to convince startups and businesses to choose it as their headquarters. They will host entrepreneurs at an event in London on Tuesday, with the U.K. an obvious seduction target amid Brexit uncertainty.