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COVID-19: Four important lessons from European startups

Covid-19 has profoundly affected the startup world

As part of our annual survey, we asked startups how the pandemic and the lockdowns affected their operations as well as investments and growth outlook.

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Seth Levine on Resilient Startup Ecosystems

Seth started the Foundry Group together with Techstars Founder Brad Feld. They knew each other from Brad’s previous fund Mobius Ventures and are investing in technology companies throughout the US and Canada. Together they wrote the bestselling book “Startup Metrics”.

Will good marketing be enough for startups to fight COVID-19?

Many startup places have positioned themselves smartly. Brands like Startup Estonia started the Hackathon movement, France promised the most funding, even the EU was one of the first players to address the issues. This experience shows, that it pays off to engage and lead the way forward. The next wave of successful initiatives surely will have to be about more tailored initiatives addressing slowing VC funding, hard-hit verticals like tourism or how to maintain transnational networks despite long-term travel restrictions.

A Founder Perspective on COVID-19

As a founder of a biotech company and passionate ecosystem builder I am fortunate to know both sides: I am a founder of a biotech company and work with international ecosystem builders at the Heatmap. From this perspective, I feel obliged to stress the point that for startups the current COVID19-related situation is very stressful – and ecosystem builders need to understand this.

Ecosystem Survival Team – COVID-19

COVID-19 has reached the startup scene – let’s fight back, together! Join the Ecosystem Survival Team The coronavirus has reached the startup scene. The novel pandemic led to the cancellation of two of the largest tech conferences in the world: Mobile World Congress and or South by Southwest. With Europe facing large-scale lockdowns, many accelerator

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Startup Research Roundup

Go beyond the superficial talk and follow the research done on startups with our quarterly research round-ups. See here an overview of the most important research publications on Europe’s startup industry in the past 3 months.

Exciting Springtime Ahead in Latvia (sponsored)

Magnetic Latvia joins the Startup Heatmap Europe network to improve the monitoring of their startup brand visibility in Europe and showcase their progress to the public.

Release Startup Heatmap Europe 2019

The Startup Heatmap Europe launches the most comprehensive study on the development of startup ecosystems and founder mobility in Europe to date. The analysis spans >100 startup cities in Europe, dozens of data points on ecosystem dynamics, like meetups and accelerators as well as a survey of >1,500 founders.

The most International Startup Accelerators in Europe

One key success factor for accelerators is their ability to aggregate the best entrepreneurial talent and ideas from a larger region, especially in Europe, where metropolitan areas are small and local talent pools limited. Therefore, we look at how international accelerators in Europe are and from where they are able to attract participants.