What are the best cities for startups?
Hello everyone! For the past three weeks we’ve been writing about blockchain technologies, smart contracts, the differences between front-end and back-end developers. You want to know why? Because we’re working on something awesome, related to all of the aforementioned.
However, by focusing intensely on the technical stuff, we might’ve overburdened you with information and, also, we’ve completely forgotten that we’re also a startup.
So, we’ve decided to get back to basics and make today’s post is about something potentially useful to any startup there is. Namely — the best startup cities in the world!
Whenever you think ‘startup’, the first thing that comes to mind is Silicon Valley. Which is not surprising at all, for it’s been emerging as the computer technology center since the 1970s. Entrepreneurship is in the air in Silicon Valley.
The next on our list is New York. If in the first decade of the 21st century New York was linked with labels and love, now it’s all about AI, blockchain, and AR-based solutions. There are currently 145 startups in New York, and the number is growing. We are not surprised, New York has a lot to offer — community, culture, and gastronomy make it the second hottest place for startups in the USA.
The third place is shared by Boston and Los Angeles. The startups there focus on civil engineering, high-tech, bioengineering, 3D printing, and machine learning.
Let’s look at what’s happening on the other side of the globe. If you take a wild guess and name London as the number one place for startups in Europe, you’ll hit bullseye. For a lot of years, London has been THE place for entrepreneurs, thanks to its community of successful entrepreneurs and the fact that so many accelerators and VCs are based in London.
Berlin is the next on our list, having replaced Paris as the second biggest startup hub in Europe. Paris follows closely and is the third, but since its technology ecosystem keeps on growing, it’s very possible Paris will go back to being the second very soon.
The fourth is Amsterdam and in recent years it’s become a real magnet, especially considering it’s very attractive and easy to get a startup visa.
The fifth is sunny Barcelona. Catalan capital is an attractive location, with its climate, food, and enchanting beaches. Honestly, we don’t know how it’s possible to stay productive there!