Lafayette Plug and Play is a 3 month, equity and charge free acceleration program focused on the business development of startups disrupting the retail industry.

The program is built so that startups boost their growth to a level they would usually achieve in 12 months. This is done through targeted and relevant introductions to a global network of corporate decision makers, high level Venture Capitalists and Expert Advisors.

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millions raised

Business Development

We connect startups with Corporate decision makers (Retailers, fashion houses and brands).We expose our startups to the best audience for developing their businesses.


We introduce you to  the most high level mentors who are all experts in the retail industry.Our network of 37 advisors come from the startup, corporate and investment world; 
and their expertise covers all topics essential for a startup’s growth and success; from investment and pricing strategy all the way to managing your team and international growth.


We do not automatically invest and take equity from startups. We invest in startups where there is a mutual interest for a strategic engagement. Plug and Play has a proven track record, with over 800 investments including Dropbox, Lending Club, N26 and Guardant Health. In addition, we collaborate with the most qualified VC's in Europe. 


The Lafayette Plug and Play program goes beyond Paris - after its completion, startups have the opportunity  to join the Plug and Play Brand & Retail Vertical in Silicon Valley  to develop their solution in the US market.

We help you take over the world !

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Events & Visibility


During the 3 month program, our HQ in the center of Paris becomes a hotspot for the most high quality events centered around retail innovation.

These events bring together the French and European retail ecosystem, giving the startups a unique opportunity to connect with many of them under one roof. Per batch, we host around 150+ corporations and organized over 50 events; all this in just 3 months.

Lafayette Plug and Play is a proud sponsor of the largest innovation conferences in the world (e.g. ShopTalk, VivaTech...). We will take you with us and give you the visibility you need to thrive at these events!