UNDERSTAND | May 23, 2016

German Startups Project Works to Bring Transparency to Ecosystem

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After a successful first publication of the European Startup Monitor (ESM), the German Startups Association has opened the 2016 survey to update the study with a new round of data. The research is targeted towards founders and managers of startups within Europe and Israel.

The German Startups Association is a representative and voice of startups in Germany, committed to establishing a founder-friendly environment. Its driving objectives are opening up a dialogue with policymakers, developing proposals that encourage a culture of self-employment and reducing the barriers to starting a business.

Through the ESM project, the German Startups Association aims to bring more transparency to the wider European startup ecosystem via startup map and study that is democratic, heterogeneous and representative, and as such the project aims to put as many new and young business on the map. The study also helps identify country specific and common challenges of the startup landscape in Europe as well as to show and highlight specific developments over time. 

Last year, the first European Startup Monitor (ESM) introduced in Brussels and Berlin evaluated data in cooperation with startup-representatives of 15 different European Union (EU) Member States and Israel. More than 2,300 Startups were surveyed, representing over 31,000 employees, to acquire comparable data for the European startup ecosystem.

If you are a founder or manager of a European startup, we invite you to take a few minutes to answer this survey and contribute to the study. All data remains anonymous. As in the previous year, all participants have the chance to win great prizes, e.g. exhibition stands at CeBIT Scale 11 or tickets for major startup events such as Pioneers Festival, Pirate Summit or Skinnovation Innsbruck – and more.

For more information, please visit europeanstartupmonitor.com.

Lisa is head of Research and International Strategy at the German Startups Association. She has graduated from ESCP-Europe with a Master of… About the author