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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Release Startup Heatmap Europe 2018

The Rise of the Interconnected Startup The global market is not a static pie, not a zero-sum game. Specifically because the pie is dynamic and ever-changing, in order to properly analyse it you need to be as well. This is what the Startup Heatmap Europe is all about. We are leaving the fragmented nationalistic viewpoint

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An Accelerator for Cities

LEVEL-UP YOUR STARTUP ECOSYSTEM JOIN THE WORLD’S 1st STARTUP CITY ACCELERATOR  3-week online program & 2-day offline seminar Master Ecosystem Know-HowLearn fundamental concepts of community building and stay up to date on current data and trends in the startup world. Access an international network of peer community buildersConnect with representatives of startup hubs across Europe

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10 reasons to study startup mobility in Europe

For the third consecutive year, we are mapping founders’ favorite startup hubs in Europe. With our fingertips on the pulse of the ecosystem, we enable founders, community-builders, investors, leaders in the corporate world and everyone else involved in shaping the startup scene to better understand where entrepreneurs are moving, and why. Therefore, I want to

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Startup Heatmap Europe partners with Chamber of Commerce of Munich and Upper Bavaria

Startup Heatmap Europe is happy to announce its collaboration with Chamber of Commerce of Munich and Upper Bavaria.  The new partnership aims at empowering the decision-makers in the capital of Bavaria to understand better the data behind its growing international popularity. Munich’s startup ecosystem therefore is also presented on the newly launched interactive Startup Heatmap

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Capital follows Capital – not Talent: Europe’s Spatial Mismatch of Talent and Capital

To make a startup successful a mix of ingredients is necessary. Two of the most important components are talent and capital. In contrast to Silicon Valley, where both largely concentrate in the same place, Europe has to wonder if it can bring both together in one location. With the Startup Heatmap Europe Survey we have shown

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Specialization of startup hubs: Which second-tier hubs perform better than we might expect?

When we look at overall preferences, 38% of the 320 founders in the sample chose a smaller hub over a bigger one. What unique qualities do these smaller hubs have to offer, and why might a founder choose a smaller hub? In the 2017 version of the Startup Heatmap Europe, London and Berlin again found themselves

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