Measure Your Ecosystem’s Health

Measure your Entrepreneurial Ecosystem’s Health with this easy-to-use tool developed by Startup Heatmap Europe, Swisscontact and Credit Suisse.

DEEP Diving into Trending Tech Topics

The first all-online DEEP Startup Ecosystem Conference took place on 15 April 2021. Find out about highlights and key outcomes in this article.

Report on Tech Skills and European Startups

New Report | CTOs & Tech Co-Founders: European Startups and the Competition over Tech Talent | Get insights about tech skills and key challenges for startups.

We Work From Home

The COVID-19 pandemic caused a rise of remote work in the European startup ecosystem. We rank the cities with the highest demand of remote jobs.

How to empower female founders

The Co-Founder & CEO of Vienna-based Female Founders explains how to build a female-empowered startup ecosystem Diversity and female entrepreneurship are important success factors for startup ecosystems. There is more and more awareness, as the role of women startup founders gets more attention in local ecosystems as well as international tech conferences. Our report on

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The top startup hubs for female founders

In Europe, only 15.5% of entrepreneurs are women. Where do women thrive? See our ranking of the best places for female entrepreneurs.

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.

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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