The most recent survey of Startup Heatmap Europe confirms the hypermobility of startup founders in Europe. It also reveals their thoughts on how the Brexit might affect the European startup ecosystem. Despite the Brexit, London has regained its number one position, as it attracts 55% of all startup founders. Furthermore, Amsterdam is leading the so-called “challenger hubs” with its fifth spot in the top 10 of startup hubs in Europe.
Surprising results of the Brexit
Over the past two years over 1000 start-up founders have participated in the survey. This year’s study is based on a representative sample of 321 founders in Europe. Their opinions are used as an indicator to predict the development of start-up hubs around Europe. The fact that London has regained its number one spot in Europe was surprising, to say the least. 35% of the founders in Europe stated this year that the Brexit has made London less attractive. It would seem that this would have been reflected in this year’s survey.