A nation of entrepreneurs


Entrepreneur

NOUN
A person who sets up a business or businesses, taking on financial risks in the hope of profit. Origin: French, from entreprendre ‘undertake’ (see enterprise).
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY

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France and businesses

37%
of French people

would like to create
their own business

Idinvest, November 2018

Europe’s
number 2
country

for newly founded businesses

Eurostat, 2016

591,000 new businesses

were founded in 2017, more than 6.7% compared with 2016

INSEE, 2018

mote than 3,000 tech startups

in Paris

EY, 2017

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Founding a company in France

Only 3.5 days

  • 4.5 in United Kingdom
  • 8 in Germany

World Bank, Doing Business 2019

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Net enterprise creation

40%

of new entrepreneurs
are women

Insee, 2017

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The word entrepreneur is French; it is in our DNA. We have a strong desire to start things and set up businesses.

XAVIER NIEL

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