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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2018 Ranking: Top 5 cities to startup in Europe according to founders

Since 2016, Startup Heatmap Europe has asked over 3000 founders, startup employees and other members of the tech community our signature question: “Where would you startup if you could start all over again?” This year’s results solidify the notion that Europe’s biggest startup hubs have invariably remained the most desired places to startup. There are

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Tech talent is the oil of the startup world

Tech talent for startups is something like a good striker for a soccer team –hard to find, but necessary to survive. When choosing a startup location, proximity to available technical talent is one of the most important considerations for founders when it comes to evaluating the location for their startup. In the recent Startup Heatmap

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The Rise of the Interconnected Startup

When UIPath hit the news in March 2018 with a $1bn valuation it was quickly dubbed Romania’s first unicorn – Even though, the company was by then already headquartered in New York. In Portugal, Farfetch is praised as a Portuguese unicorn – however, a short check on your investment database of choice tells you it

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