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The best startup cities in Europe

Europe boosts with cities that can offer excellent conditions to startup founders, including talent pool, affordable resources and high quality of life. Some of the places have been on the entrepreneurs’ radar for a while, while others are just starting to capture their interest. In this article, we will present 10 highest-ranked European cities.

To find out which cities are the best places to run a startup, research company StartupBlink analyzed startup ecosystems in 1,000 cities and 100 countries and published a Global Startup Ecosystem Rankings Report. The country and city rankings have a total score, which is the sum of 3 columns measuring the following: quantity, quality, and business environment. 

According to Global Startup Ecosystem Rankings Report 2019, Europe continues to fare well, with 19 countries (including Russia and the UK) in the top 30 countries club. Other than that, there is a strong presence of CEE (Central and Eastern European) countries, affecting 5 out of the top 25 countries. All CEE countries either gained or maintained their ranking despite intensifying competition from other emerging economies. 

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Munich: The Place to be in Europe

StartupBlink has launched the Startup Ecosystem Ranking Report 2019 that now ranks 1,000 cities and 100 countries worldwide and is available for download here.

When you picture Munich, you automatically think about mountains, Oktoberfest and cars. But there is so much more to the capital of Bavaria, the southeastern region of Germany. Did you know that Munich is also home to one of Europe’s strongest startup and innovation ecosystems in Europe? That Munich is actually Europe’s biggest ICT hub? No? Then read this!

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Barcelona: A truly business-friendly place

StartupBlink has launched the Startup Ecosystem Ranking Report 2019 that now ranks 1,000 cities and 100 countries worldwide and is available for download here.

Barcelona is Southern Europe’s most dynamic startup ecosystem, being home to over 1,300 startups that mostly develop their activity in the fields of Industry 4.0 (17%), life sciences (13%) and mobile & software technologies (11%), being e-commerce & marketplace the main business model (45% of Catalan startups).

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Bratislava Startup Ecosystem

Bratislava Startup Ecosystem

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Introduction to Bratislava startup ecosystem

Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, is the youngest metropolis in Europe. It is situated on the banks of River Danube. Bratislava borders both Austria and Hungary, leading to a unique, beneficial position. In StartupBlink’s 2019 report, Bratislava ranked 1st in Slovakia and 118th globally.

Startups have many possibilities in Bratislava, from a huge variety of co-working spaces to investors. Andrej Kiska, the President of Slovakia, supports new enterprises and startups. Having a president with an economic and entrepreneurial background is pretty advantageous.   Continue reading Bratislava Startup Ecosystem

Warsaw Startup Ecosystem

Warsaw Startup Ecosystem

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Introduction to the Warsaw startup ecosystem

Warsaw is the capital of Poland and has slightly more than 1.7 mln residents. It’s also Poland’s biggest city and education levels are high, thanks to a huge number of colleges. People come to work here from many nearby and far-away cities and in the result, just in 2013 (Wikipedia) Warsaw created 13.2% of country’s GDP. It is home to many companies.  In StartupBlink’s 2019 report, Warsaw ranked 1st in Poland and 54th globally. Continue reading Warsaw Startup Ecosystem