Category Archives: East Europe

Cyprus Startup Ecosystem

Cyprus Startup Ecosystem

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Introduction to the Cyprus Startup Ecosystem

Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean at the southeastern end of Europe right at the crux of the busy shipping and air routes linking 3 continents, Europe, Africa and Asia with a population just about 1 million people. The island with a rich history going back more than 10.000 years, has developed from a Stone Age settlement into a modern and thriving European Union member state with a host of opportunities and prospects for economic growth and prosperity boasting an ideal investment gateway to the European Union and a portal for investment outside the EU, particularly into the Middle East, India and China.  In StartupBlink’s 2019 report, Cyprus ranked 68th globally. Continue reading Cyprus Startup Ecosystem

Belarus Startup Ecosystem

Belarus Startup Ecosystem Report

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INTRODUCTION

Belarus startup scene has changed significantly in the past few years. The ecosystem in the country has been fortunate to be able to skip some development phases, partially modeling itself on more established startup hubs to develop quickly. There were and still are an ongoing number of positive and dynamic developments in the ecosystem, including the emergence of new coworking spaces, startup education programs and an increasing number of startup events.  In StartupBlink’s 2019 report, Belarus ranked 55th globally.  It’s top city, Minsk, ranked at 181. Continue reading Belarus Startup Ecosystem

Kharkiv Startup Ecosystem

Kharkiv Startup Ecosystem

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Introduction

Kharkiv, the second largest Ukrainian city with a population of almost 1.5 million people, has been known for a high concentration of the country’s best minds. It was Kharkiv where the first USSR atom disintegration happened in 1932 and where one of the oldest universities of Eastern Europe was founded. It is a powerful education and industrial center of Ukraine and Eastern Europe.  In StartupBlink’s 2019 report, Kharkiv ranked 4th in Ukraine and 435th globally. Continue reading Kharkiv Startup Ecosystem

Kiev Startup Ecosystem

Kiev Startup Ecosystem

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Introduction

The capital city of Ukraine, Kiev is an attractive tourist destination owing to the historical sights it offers, the churches, castle ruins, museums and gardens. But the city is also an important educational and technological center in Eastern Europe.  In StartupBlink’s 2019 report, Kiev ranked 1st in Ukraine and 34th globally. Continue reading Kiev Startup Ecosystem

Budapest Startup Ecosystem

Budapest Startup Ecosystem

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Introduction to Budapest’s startup ecosystem

Situated along the Danube River in Europe, Budapest has mesmerized many with its beauty and vibrancy. But of late, a new buzzword is doing the rounds of the city: startups.

The city is bursting with new ventures, and helping their development are co-working spaces, accelerators, startup events, tech blogs, and hackathons.

Owing to its rapidly growing startup ecosystem, Budapest is now believed to be one of the best places to enter the startup scene in Central Eastern Europe!  In StartupBlink’s 2019 report, Budapest ranked 1st in Hungary and 89th globally. Continue reading Budapest Startup Ecosystem