Zendesk can also be partnering with startup megacampus Station F


Station F goes to be the world’s largest startup campus. A thousand startups are going to work on this large constructing. And Station F desires to companion with the largest tech firms, reminiscent of Zendesk, in order that younger startups don’t even need to pay to be there.

“By now, everybody knows where we are. We are at Station F, the world’s biggest startup campus. We will have a thousand startups surrounded by VCs, tech companies and experts,” Station F director Roxanne Varza stated. “We’re talking with the best [tech companies] from all around the world and bringing them here.”

So what does it imply, bringing Zendesk to Station F? First, Station F will be capable to use Zendesk as their buyer help device free of charge. Second, the corporate’s staff in Paris goes to relocate to Station F (that’s 10 individuals or so).

Lastly, Zendesk goes to have its personal tiny incubator with 47 desks inside Station F. Startups will be capable to work there free of charge. Zendesk already introduced a few startups which are going to work from its mezzanine inside Station F — SnapCall and Ottspot.

Every part appears clear now. Whilst you pays round €195 per desk monthly to enter Station F’s Founders Program, the campus would quite create a group with huge tech firms and small tech firms working below the identical roof.

Zendesk Director of Central and Southern Europe Gabriel Frasconi stated that Zendesk isn’t paying a premium to sponsor these 47 desks. So the corporate might be paying round €9,000 monthly in order that startups don’t need to. Station F backer Xavier Niel already stated that he doesn’t wish to make any cash from this enterprise.

Different companions embody Fb, HEC Paris and Vente-Privée. From what I’ve heard, there could possibly be as many as 15 completely different companions all paying for a tiny chunk of Station F.

“We need to create a big space to shed light on this ecosystem,” Niel stated. “In order to do this, we need to have the best partners.”

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In different information, it’s possible you’ll do not forget that Zendesk acquired French startup BIME Analytics for $45 million. And it appears like the corporate is doubling down on BIME because the staff is transferring to a brand new workplace in Montpellier thrice larger than the previous one.

“We’ve acquired two startups throughout our lifetime so far and we’ll acquire more. It was fantastic to acquire BIME in Montpellier. It is now the foundation of the analytics tools at Zendesk,” Zendesk co-founder and CEO Mikkel Svane stated.

“The French tech ecosystem is booming and we’re the proof that we can attract tech companies like Zendesk,” former BIME Analytics CEO and now Normal Supervisor at Zendesk Rachel Delacour stated.

Additionally, it’s value mentioning that Svane has promised that he received’t converse on a panel at a tech convention if there are solely males on this panel. Different executives at Zendesk took the identical pledge. Initially a French initiative, it’s step in favor of extra variety at tech conferences and finally within the tech ecosystem.

It’s necessary to ask inspiring ladies as a result of convention organizers have a accountability in terms of being as inclusive as attainable. Ensuring profitable ladies get the credit score they deserve goes to encourage extra ladies to come back and work for a tech startup.


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Désiré LeSage


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