DEEP’s annual flagship report on founder mobility and Europe’s most desired startup locations. Since 2016 the Startup Heatmap Europe report is a trusted source for startups, investors and policy-makers on how founders view the interconnections between startup hubs on the continent.
With only roughly 13% of Europe’s founders being female, diversity remains a challenge across the board for ecosystems everywhere. Despite progress in recent years, the financing gender gap remains a significant challenge for female entrepreneurs around the world. Read expert’s opinion to explore the causes and consequences of the gender gap in startup financing, check the effectiveness of existing gender parity instruments, and find out strategies for bridging the gap and creating more opportunities for women-led startups to access the capital they need to grow and thrive.
This community spotlight celebrates the achievements of our DEEP Ecosystem Community member, Raluca Preluca, Co-Founder and Community Manager of Consolid8.
Accelerators, fab labs and hackathons – tech tools are increasingly being used by public and aid institutions to develop innovative solutions for social good. However, to create sustainable innovation for development, we need to move beyond hackathons. Explore the existing approaches towards solution of societal problems and their efficiency for creation of scalable innovation that strives toward the sustainable future.
Already today, large segments of the population rely on digital connections for work, education, health care, daily commercial and social transactions. Industry experts expect these technologies to quickly expand beyond the gaming industry and deeply affect consumer behavior as well as the way we interact, work, learn, and live. How Europe’s industry can get ready for this new revolution?
Eastern European countries are overtaking the “old” European economies in the West in terms of innovativeness and digitalization. VC investments cumulatively reached over 4bn EUR in 2021 in CEE states with Estonia leading the whole Europe in terms of VC investments per capita. Yet, we still see that corporate innovation scouts and investors from Western Europe are shying away to fully include CEE into their scouting routine. Explore the opportunities and challenges to the full integration of CEE into Europe’s startup market.
Geopolitical tensions, the war in Ukraine, inflation, pandemic, and supply chain disruptions are starting to affect the markets. The pandemic led to a large surge of investments in health tech; the chip shortage revives large scale plant developments like Intel’s 1bn EUR investment in Germany and the Ukraine crisis accelerates interest in cybersecurity. Explore how geopolitical tensions and market uncertainties affect venture capital and review challenges for ecosystems to adapt and grasp emerging opportunities.
Innovators Garage co-organized the nationwide startup competition Startup World Cup, whose winners get a chance to win $1M in Silicon Valley.
For the 7th consecutive year, the Startup Heatmap Report ranks the Top 50 most popular startup hubs in Europe. The study is based on a sample of more than 24,000 pre-selected founders equally distributed over Europe’s regions ranging from Iceland to Istanbul. Open the Full Report Top 10 The 100 pages report gives a detailed
RegTech Africa, Swisscontact, and DEEP Ecosystems present the results of a joint Ecosystem Health Check on Lagos’ booming fintech startup scene.