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The best startup cities in Europe: A Guide

Europe has many cities that can offer excellent conditions to startup founders, including talent pools, affordable resources and in many, a high quality of life. Some places have been on the radar of entrepreneurs for years, while others are just starting to capture their interest. In this article, we will present the 10 highest-ranked European cities in 2020.

  1. London, United Kingdom
  2. Berlin, Germany
  3. Moscow, Russia
  4. Paris, France
  5. Amsterdam, Netherlands
  6. Barcelona, Spain
  7. Stockholm, Sweden
  8. Kyiv, Ukraine
  9. Madrid, Spain
  10. Munich, Germany

The Best Startup Cities in Europe

To find out which cities are the best places to run a startup, StartupBlink has analyzed startup ecosystems in 1,000 cities and 100 countries to publish its annual Global Startup Ecosystem Rankings Report 2020.

Best startup cities in Europe

In the report, Europe continues to fare well, with 20 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 6 out of the top 25 countries.

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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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