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Paris is the heart of the FrenchTech startup community, which is home to thousands of aspiring founders and successful companies, more than 50 accelerators and incubators, hundreds of coworking spaces, and a focal point for European VC funding. It's a perfect testing environment for locally-focused startup models -- and companies like Uber and AirBnB are taking advantage, using our city as their largest European marketplace to test localizations of new products and services.