Category Archives: West Europe

Barcelona’s startup ecosystem

This article was written in cooperation with Catalonia Trade & Investment in preparation of Startup Ecosystem Ranking Report 2019 that ranked Barcelona in spot 27 out of 1,000 cities.
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Barcelona is at the top of startups hubs in Spain due to a strong commitment to research and innovation for many years already which is adding to a resolute and obstinate entrepreneurial attitude and a lot of individual and collective teamwork. All these attributes have brought Barcelona and Catalonia to this leading position in startup ecosystems.

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Rotterdam: Stepping out of Amsterdam’s Shadow

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 people think of the Netherlands’ innovation ecosystem, they think of Amsterdam. As one of Europe’s most known and visited cities, the Dutch capital has managed to connect its image as a hub for tourism and culture with it’s increasingly innovative and thriving startup ecosystem. In the meantime, Rotterdam, the country’s second largest city, has often remained in Amsterdam’s shadow.

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Finland: Innovate in the coolest and happiest startup hub

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.

Finland offers a vibrant and friendly startup ecosystem with accelerators, angel investors, VCs and strong innovation support by the government. Finland is an excellent test bed for innovative, ambitious startup teams and a great place to scale the business globally. While you are growing your startup business, you can enjoy your life in the happiest country in the world*.

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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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Frankfurt Startup Ecosystem

Frankfurt Startup Ecosystem Report
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Introduction to Frankfurt’s Startup Ecosystem

When we talk about Frankfurt in this article, we actually describe the whole area around Frankfurt, which is known as “Frankfurt Rhine-Main” or FRM. It is one of eleven European metropolitan areas.  Of those, it is the third biggest in Germany with a population of more than 5,8 mn and a Gross Regional Product of 150+ bn € (approx. the GDP of New Zealand). Obviously, the strength of this community lies in its decentralization. The whole area has something to offer from the European Space Operations Centre of ESA in Darmstadt to the Financial Hub Frankfurt and the knowledge of the universities in Mainz.  In StartupBlink’s 2019 report, Frankfurt ranked 4th in Germany and 94th globally.   

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