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!

Startup Research Roundup January 2019

There is abundant research on startups, so it is difficult to keep an overview. We provide you with monthly roundups about the most important reports coming out helping you to keep track and hopefully also help researchers to better align and advance their work.

We are hiring: Project Manager Startup Heatmap Europe

European Startup Initiative is searching for a Freelance Project Manager (m/f) The European Startup Initiative is an entrepreneur led non-profit organization, dedicated to fostering interconnectivity among startup ecosystems in Europe and potentially globally. With our main activity, the Startup Heatmap Europe, we are mapping founder mobility and cities’ attractiveness for startups. Through the Startup Heatmap

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European Startups’ US relations

In 2018 we partnered up with Balderton Capital to examine how European founders compare their home ecosystem with the US Tech scene. The results were more than surprising given the fact that for decades we have been looking towards the US as the mecca for everything startup. For the first time, we see Europe’s Startup

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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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PIRATE Summit brings Cologne the international appeal its startup ecosystem deserves

A gigantic mechanical robot animal spits fire while pushing its way through the crowd in the post-apocalyptic world of Cologne’s “Odonien” – an old junkyard site turned art and exhibition space. We are at the PIRATE Summit – one of the most remarkable celebrations Europe’s tech scene has to offer: 1,200 hand-picked invite-only guests gather

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What you need to know about Lisbon and WebSummit

After remarkable performance in the start-up ecosystem in Europe, for the second consecutive year, the capital of Portugal gets to host Web Summit. Coincidence or well-deserved achievement? Lisbon is the 8th most preferred start-up hub in Europe, followed by Munich and Milan. Lisbon’s presence on Europe’s ecosystem is rather recent but compared to many already

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