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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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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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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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. Download our latest reports

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Salad Bowl of Melting Pot? The elements of a great startup ecosystem

Our research director, Natalie Novick was invited by the Global Entrepreneurship Network to present the results of her research to global decision makers on stage at the Startup Nations Summit in Estonia. Read below the full excerpt of her talk. Talk prepared for the 2017 Startup Nations Summit – Tallinn, Estonia By Natalie Novick.  

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