“In Estonia, it is super easy to start a company.” I am watching two aspiring founders in their early twenties at a startup meetup in Berlin. Chatting about which European startup hub is the best to build a company has grown to be commonplace during these events. How come location is such a big topic?
There is a fierce tussle among startup hotspots to see who can attract the best entrepreneurial minds. Already, 1 in 5 European founders have started a company abroad. That is 5 times the likelihood of cross-country mobility of an average European citizen! Querying their motivations, Startup Heatmap Europe reveals that talent, more than capital, is
Which role does location play for a startup to get funded? Is capital truly mobile and do investors invest in all locations equally? These are the questions that kept us – as creators of the Startup Heatmap Europe – awake at night. Well, we thought, why not start having a look! Armed with access to