Berlin is well known as the European city of culture, politics, science and is also Germany´s startup capital. Berlin is connected to another four cities across Europe through the Welcome project. These cities are: Dublin, Madrid, Milan and Salamanca. The organisations that ensure this connection are: The Factory, Etventure and betahaus.
Some facts on Berlin:
– More than 60.000 people work in the digital industry.
– Every 20 hours a new startup is founded.
– 44% of all new entrepreneurs are not German.
– More than 20 incubators active.
– More than 130 Mio € VC investment in 2013.
– More than 30 VCs based in Berlin.
– Relatively cheap to live.
– Endless networking opportunities and events.
Factory is a network of spaces built to support entrepreneurs and foster innovation. We are building homes for startup communities around the world.
Factory brings best in class technology businesses together with early stage startups and talents by providing an outstanding work environment, a curated community of founders and quality events.
betahaus is a coworking space for entrepreneurs, startups, corporate teams, freelancers, and makers, who to various degrees collaborate and work together. It’s a space to create; one that fosters entrepreneurship, creativity, innovative product development, and rapid prototyping.
Their mission is to build new business based on a systematic approach for testing and executing new business ideas in the online and mobile space.
They work with experienced specialists for product development, sales, and business building.
Their 4 pillars are:
- Startup Acceleration
- Business Acceleration
- Startup Ecosystems
- Internet of Things
If you want to participate in events involving either Berlin or the four cities of this Project, please contact either the Coordinator of Welcome, or the three partners in Berlin.