On March 14, we announced the temporary closure of STATION F due to the Covid-19 epidemic. Since then, our team has done its best to provide resources to our residents and to answer to all the questions they can have. Our Director, Roxanne Varza, already shared some insights on the impact the virus has on our startups and us.
Since day 1 of the project, we’ve always been “startups first”. To help them in this difficult time, we’ve decided to suspend billing and payments for everyone on campus until the reopening. This is true both for our startups in the Founders Program and also for our partners (Partner Programs and Private Offices). They will also benefit from a 40% discount on their first bill once we reopen the campus. We believe that it is our role to do our best to help entrepreneurs in this very unusual time.
Creating online ressources for our startups
We’re extending our workshops and office hours online to continue providing resources to our startups remotely. We kicked off these online sessions with topics that concern the current crisis including Legal, HR and Funding topics.
In the coming days and weeks, we will also host Ask Me Anything sessions with top entrepreneurs that already face some crisis. We will start on March 27 with Pierre-François Fournier, Executive Director of BPI France and will continue with Brad Bao, founder and CEO of the scooter company Lime on March 31, Jean-Charles Samuelian, founder of Alan on April 3.
On the Government help side, Cédric O, Secretary of State for Digital Affairs, will also take part in to an Ask Me Anything session. As we know all startups are facing tough times, we will also open most of this events to startups and entrepreneurs coming from outside STATION F and will continue in this path until the reopening of the campus.