The capital of France is well known for the Eiffel Tower, La Seine and Edith Piaff – but it also started to gain recognition for a new wave of social start-ups. Paris offers meanwhile young, aspiring entrepreneurs an attractive platform to jump-start their businesses. Today the capital of France is widespread known as one of the European Meccas of Social Business Entrepreneurship.
The Closing of GSBS and several side events and workshops will take place at Paris City Hall right in the heard of Paris. It is a listed historic monument and the headquarters of the Paris municipality since 1357. The current building, built in the 19th century by the architects Théodore Ballu and Èdouard Deperthes after the original edifice was burnt down during the Paris Commune in 1871, is one of the most majestic examples of the neo-Renaissance style.