Airbnb co-founder and CTO Nathan Blecharczyk was in Paris today to announce a nifty little perk for future tenants of Station F. Based in Paris, the enormous Station F build is going to have 3,000 tables for tech companionships of all kinds. It wants to become the most difficult startup campus in “the worlds”. And Airbnb is going to offer some free credit.
This is just the first perk proclamation, as there should be another 119 other perks for everyone at Station F. Airbnb is going to offer 3,000 hurtle vouchers worth $50 each. In addition to being able to that, anybody who wants to become a host will too get $100 Airbnb credit.
Finally, five startups participating in Station Fs Founders platform will receive $2,000 in free credit.
Were precisely hoping to give back a little bit to the entrepreneurship parish, Blecharczyk replied. Later in the discussion, he too mentioned about Station F and the tech ecosystem in France. What I think is unique about here is the scale thousands of entrepreneurs all in the same room. I think it could be the start of something really exciting, or the second largest chapter of something really exciting.
While this isnt going to affect Airbnbs bottom line, it shows the companys willingness to move beyond Silicon Valley. Blecharczyk confirmed that Paris is Airbnbs largest international metropolitan when it comes to itemizes and stays.
Station F is launching in a few weeks. Roxanne Varza unveiled some of the launching collaborators at TechCrunch Disrupt London in December 2016. TechShop will open their firstly shop outside of the U.S. if you want to learn woodworking or CNC machines. Vente-prive will open a startup platform and the incubator of HEC Paris will move there. French VC conglomerates such as Daphni, Ventech and Kima Ventures are going to have an office there. French accelerator Numa will have its own platform. And Facebook is also opening a Startup Garage.