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Roxanne Varza

Roxanne Varza is the Director of Station F, which is set to be the largest startup incubator worldwide. She was also nominated to the CNNum in January 2016, an independent organization that advises the French government on digital policy.

Prior to her current role, Roxanne was the lead for Microsoft’s start-up activities in France, running both Bizspark and Microsoft Ventures programs for 3 years.

In April 2013, Business Insider listed her as one of the top 30 women under 30 in tech. She has also been listed in additional rankings by Business Insider, Vanity Fair and Le Figaro, The Evening Standard and more.

Prior to Microsoft she worked for several European startups and was the former Editor of TechCrunch France. She is also co-founded StartHer (ex Girls in Tech Paris) and is the co-organizer of the Failcon Paris conference. More recently, she co-founded, a European tech media backed by Dave McClure, Adeo Ressi, Daniel Waterhouse and more.

Prior to TechCrunch, Roxanne worked for the French government’s foreign direct investment agency helping fast-growing startups develop their activities in France.
Roxanne is trilingual and holds degrees from UCLA, Sciences Po Paris and the London School of Economics. She is also an epilepsy advocate.

Roxanne est la Directrice de Station F, le plus grand campus de startups au monde, soutenu par Xavier Niel. Elle est également engagée au Conseil Européenne de l’Innovation.

Vient de Palo Alto, américaine d’origine iranienne, a vécu en Angleterre. Co-fondatrice de StartHer et de Auparavant chez TechCrunch France et Microsoft Ventures.