Berlin as Europe’s Premier Startup Hub Modest Money2 Comments

For a long time the US has been regarded as the established optimum location for founding a business. The fertile market of the New World has attracted the young, smart and ambitious to its shores in the hope that they can kick-start their business with the promise that anyone can make it in America.

Flashy, techy success stories such as Facebook and Twitter gave a boost to the idea of the ‘American Dream’, while cities in Europe, Asia and Australasia looked on and asked why it was that they boasted no Mark Zuckerberg.

London Falling

Traditionally, if there was to be a Silicon Valley outside the States it was thought to be found in London. The English language, international status and high density of top universities in the British capital compared to other European capitals saw London’s startup scene burgeon faster than other big cities on the continent. Since the economic crash of 2008 the UK Government has been understandably keen to encourage and foster this scene, introducing startup loans and the Growth Accelerator Programme, and printing posters proclaiming the city to be the easiest place to start a business in Europe.

What the UK Government can’t control is the high living…

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