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Startup Ecosystem Accelerator

LEVEL-UP YOUR STARTUP ECOSYSTEM JOIN THE WORLD’S 1st STARTUP ECOSYSTEM ACCELERATOR “The feeling was: Wow, I am not alone! There are people with the same kind of challenges and we can exchange our experiences. This workshop helps ecosystems a lot.” Kim Gerlach Drivhuset, Malmoe, Sweden  3-week online program & 2-day seminar in Lisbon Master Ecosystem

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Where are Europe’s most successful Seed Investors investing?

European early-stage funding has increased dramatically over the course of the past years. Atomico and Dealroom gave a very interesting perspective on the drivers of this growth in their report: “The Journey to Series A in Europe. Fundraising benchmarks for founders of early-stage companies”. They conclude that today we have about 4 times the seed

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Top 20 Startup Cities by Investments

How much investments were raised in the top 20 startup hubs in Europe? We had a look at dealroom data for 2018 to identify which hubs were getting the most funds and how their funding situation is developing over time.

Startup City Accelerator for Ecosystem Builders

The first edition of the Startup City Accelerator brought together 15 ecosystem builders from all over Europe and even Korea – check the report and register for the upcoming edition!

Startup Research Roundup January 2019

There is abundant research on startups, so it is difficult to keep an overview. We provide you with monthly roundups about the most important reports coming out helping you to keep track and hopefully also help researchers to better align and advance their work.

Despite Brexit: Europe’s startup hubs are failing to connect

After 25 years of existence, political and cultural fragmentations have prevented Europe from successfully achieving it’s ambitions for forming a single market. Despite this challenge, entrepreneurs have risen to the occasion to grow global companies. In recent articles, we have shown that Europe’s most popular startup hubs Berlin and London are truly transnational with over

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We are hiring: Project Manager Startup Heatmap Europe

European Startup Initiative is searching for a Freelance Project Manager (m/f) The European Startup Initiative is an entrepreneur led non-profit organization, dedicated to fostering interconnectivity among startup ecosystems in Europe and potentially globally. With our main activity, the Startup Heatmap Europe, we are mapping founder mobility and cities’ attractiveness for startups. Through the Startup Heatmap

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STARTUP MIGRANTS: Why Founders move to startup

What factors do founders consider when choosing to locate their companies? In the 2018 Startup Heatmap Europe Survey 28% of founders were foreign-born. But there is many reasons for people to change location: personal motives (22%), studies (18%), work (31%) – but curiously, also a large portion of this population, nearly a third, responded that

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European Startups’ US relations

In 2018 we partnered up with Balderton Capital to examine how European founders compare their home ecosystem with the US Tech scene. The results were more than surprising given the fact that for decades we have been looking towards the US as the mecca for everything startup. For the first time, we see Europe’s Startup

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London versus Berlin – Which hub wins which vertical?

“London preferred over Berlin by start-up founders on 4 verticals out of 7” When considering European tech sector, London is usually the first city that comes to mind. Despite the still unfolding Brexit negotiations and the uncertainties related to it, the City still leads the Old continent rankings in terms of tech venture capital investments,

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