“In France it takes even more courage than usual to be an entrepreneur,” says Marc Westermann, principal of telecommunications and internet corporation, SFR Développement, when asked about the current climate for French-based start-ups.

Like many European countries, France’s economy is facing numerous challenges. Unlike some of its European neighbours the country’s fiscal imbalances have come into focus only in the worst moments of the eurozone crisis, yet measures to reform its economy following the financial crisis, particularly in regards to…

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