A start-up is a young and innovative company that develops a scaling-up business model. Startups exist in all business sectors, with different kind of technologies. The following firms are not considered as startups: communication agencies, large groups, consulting firms, digital service companies and the liberal professions.
The French Tech Capital label distinguishes the main communities with a high density of hyper-growing start-ups. They are the privileged partners of the French Ministry for the Economy. The Capitals adapt the national programs to local needs for the benefit of the closest startups and communities. Coordination meetings bring together all the French Tech capitals.