In efforts to becoming a leading hub for entrepreneurs and startups, France recently announced including a French Tech Visa, which is open to foreign startup and scale-up founders and employees, investors and business angels. This plan is part of its plan to expand its “Passeport Talent” scheme which was set up in 2016 to attract foreign tech talents to France.
The French Tech Ticket, a 12-month seed accelerator program, was set up for international entrepreneurs who want to build a startup in Europe. The French Tech Visa, a part of the Tech Ticket, is open to foreign startup and scale-up founders and employees, foreign talents joining a French startup or scale-up, foreign investors and business angels. If successful, the visa is valid for four years on a renewable basis, it covers the spouse of the main applicant and no work permit is required for any work performed as an employee.
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