EC launches online startup mapping platform
Thursday 24 September 2015 | 15:24 CET | News
The European Commission has announced the launch of a dynamic new project to map the scale of the startup ecosystem across Europe. Figures included in the map, available at www.startuphubs.eu, reveal a 174 percent increase in total investment in startups located in ten EU cities between 2013 and 2014. According to the research, the total funds raised by startups in Berlin, Bucharest, Brussels, Helsinki, London, Madrid, Manchester, Munich, Paris and Stockholm increased from EUR 2.4 billion to EUR 6.6 billion over the 12-month period. However, the total number of deals between 2013 and 2014 remained unchanged from the previous year, indicating an increase in the average deal size, said the EC. London currently leads the way in early-stage contribution, having generated more investment than Berlin, Paris and Stockholm combined over the 12-month period.
The www.startuphubs.eu platform is designed to track the performance of EU web startups throughout their lifecycle, following changes in investments, internationalisation, profit growth, jobs evolution and other measures to inform future policy and financing decisions. A further ten cities will be added to the next phase of the project by the end of 2015, with further cities to be added in 2016, said the EC.
The mapping project is part of the Startup Europe initiative to strengthen the business environment for web and ICT entrepreneurs so that their ideas and business can start and grow in the EU.
MY-WAY Call for Expression of Interest
MY-WAY is launching a call for expression of interest to all stakeholders in the entrepreneurship ecosystem to find new collaboration opportunities and potential synergies to work together for supporting wannabe entrepreneurs.
If you are an accelerator, network or association for wannabe entrepreneurs, a co-working space, incubator, mentor, venture capitalist, an authority or educational programme or another type of stakeholder in the web entrepreneurship ecosystem aiming at supporting wannabe entrepreneurs, this call is addressed to you!
MY-WAY is looking for new ideas to develop synergies among key players in the European web entrepreneurship ecosystem and ultimately create new opportunities to support young adults wishing to launch their own business.
Among potential cooperation avenues, you may:
• Participate in Stakeholder Workshops, which will be organised in Brussels in the forthcoming months and planning novel ways for collaboration with student organisations;
• Cooperate in the development and implementation of Action Plans to help student organisations launch services for wannabe entrepreneurs and students;
• Engage in Stakeholders Conferences, which will be organised by the project in 2016;
• Contribute to Online Discussions with the project’s consortium and other stakeholders
If you are a contributor to the European web entrepreneurship ecosystem and are interested in being involved in MY-WAY, we would like to hear from you!
Please fill in the form at the following link by 30 September. We will contact you back to better discuss possible collaboration avenues.
We hope to hear from you soon!