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Top 5 European Startup Hubs

TOP 5 EUROPEAN STARTUP HUBS EUROTRASH? NO WAY! EUROPE IS HIP, HAPPENING AND TRES COOL FOR STARTUPS. Silicon Valley is what usually comes to mind when you think of the words "startup hub". But the world has started looking to Europe, the birthplace of Western culture, for innovation and enterprise as well. From Tel Aviv to Tallinn, the startup economy in Europe is booming. Here are the top 5 European ecosystems where all the action is going on. Israel (Tel Aviv) THE STAR OF THE SILICON WADI HARD FIGURES 2$ Government Tel Aviv (1200) $$$$$ Private Sector For every dollar invested by the government, 5 dollars are invested by High-tech industry startups in Israel (over 4000) the private sector STARTUP SUCCESS STORIES TOP ACCELERATORS GiftsProject • IDC Elevators • Face Venturegeeks • Windows Azure Accelerator • BillGuard FACTS BEHIND THE SUCCESS The country is home to the R&D departments of some of the world's biggest tech companies, including Google, Microsoft, Oracle and Intel. President Obama once called Tel Aviv the home of the "future world economy" O UK (London) 2 COSMOPOLITAN TO THE CORE HARD FIGURES 9 Incubators 1300+ Tech Companies 200 Tech Companies 1 Incubator 2010 2011 2012 2013 2007 2013 (East London) STARTUP SUCCESS STORIES TOP ACCELERATORS Last.fm Seedcamp . Techstars London Moo . Hailo • Wayra UK GOOGLE CAMPUS SILICON ROUNDABOUT CAMPUS Silicon wonEPAEE Roundabout In March 2012, Google threw open the doors to Campus, a "Silicon Roundabout" or "Tech City" near the Old Street Roundabout is seven-storey centre in east London that provides budding startups with workspaces, free Wi-Fi and mentorship opportunities. Europe's largest indoor "civic space", housing Intel, Amazon, Google, Airbnb and Cisco, among many others. FACTS BEHIND THE SUCCESS The government introduced its More than a third of London's current population was born outside the UK, making it the most global city in the world. entrepreneur visa in 2011, ahead of the US. 3 Germany (Berlin) NO LONGER POOR. STILL SEXY HARD FIGURES 128 /10,000 inhabitants Berlin has the highest level of startups per capita in Germany 50% rise in number of startups since х 0.50x 2008 STARTUP SUCCESS STORIES TOP ACCELERATORS & INCUBATORS Soundcloud Startup Bootcamp Berlin Wooga ProSiebenSat 1 Zalando Rocket Internet FACTS BEHIND THE SUCCESS Berlin is cheap, creative, cosmopolitan, and known for its rich underground culture - making it the perfect startup hub Once a cold war relic, Berlin has revamped itself within just 20 years of the fall of the Berlin Wall. France (Paris) NO LONGER JUST THE CITY OF ROMANCE HARD FIGURES 97% of all entrepreneurs have been to grad school. Widespread higher education is one of the factors behind Paris's growth 1 Paris tops the charts in Europe when it comes to startup performance index. London Paris Berlin STARTUP SUCCESS STORIES TOP ACCELERATORS & INCUBATORS . Criteo • Founder Institute Dailymotion Le Camping Appsfire Pentalabbs FACTS BEHIND THE SUCCESS JEI vente-privee.com une e The French government has introduced several schemes for young Paris is strong in e-commerce, thanks to a booming fashion industry to back it up. Homegrown Vente Privee is the precursor of flash sale sites like Gilt. entrepreneurs, such as the Jeune entreprise innovante or JEI tax break. Estonia (Tallin) A PHOENIX FROM SOVIET ASHES HARD FIGURES 25M Euros 17M Euros 17M Euros was invested in Estonian startups in 2012. In the first two months of 2013, 8M more Euros was invested. 2012 2013 (FIRST 2 MONTHS) Estonia holds the world record 1.3m people in start-ups per capita-an impressive feat considering that the country has only 1.3m people. STARTUP SUCCESS STORIES TOP ACCELERATORS • Startup Wise Guys • GameFounders Skype Zerply • GrabCAD FACTS BEHIND THE SUCCESS EGOV Establishing your business in estonia takes as little as 30 minutes, and you The country runs on an e-government system, with e-healthcare, and keyless signatures; it was voted the best e-government in the world by the UN this year. don't even have to pay the minimum payment of 2500 Euros on the spot. Companies only pay corporate tax on their dividends. Presented by Sources Startups. FM • http://www.wired.co.uk/topics/wired-european-startups • http://multisite-blog.digital.telefonica.com.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/ uploads/2013/01/Startup-Eco_14012013.pdf http://startups.fm • http://gigaom.com/2012/10/15/europetechhubs/ yoda@startups.fm • http://www.whiteboardmag.com/european-startup-hubs-compared-tel-aviv- london-paris-moscow-berlin/ © Copyright 2013 StartupsFM 2.

Top 5 European Startup Hubs

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From Tel Aviv to Tallinn, the startup economy in Europe is worth watching.

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