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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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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.

Startup Ecosystem Accelerator

LEVEL-UP YOUR STARTUP ECOSYSTEM JOIN THE WORLD’S 1st STARTUP ECOSYSTEM ACCELERATOR “We learned that we’re not alone in this and could help each other a lot on this crazy journey.” Liisi Org Startup Estonia, Tallinn, Estonia What to expect:  3-week online program & 2-day seminar Master Ecosystem Know-HowLearn proven concepts and relevant metrics for 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!

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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