From time to time, I report on business events I attend in Berlin, most of which focus on the startup community.
On 9 March 2017, Viva Technology hosted a panel at Factory Berlin to discuss Growth for European Startups. The panel was moderated by Tolgay Azman, editor-in-chief of Business Punk, and the panelists were
- KATHARINA LÜTH (Weltsparen/Raisin)
- JOHN FRIJTERS (ReWalk Robotics)
- ANTON WAITZ (Project A)
- JULIE RANTY (Viva Technology)
- MAXIME BAFFERT (Viva Technology)
Much of the discussion revolved around differences between the major European cities with respect to startup culture, activities, and investment. According to Ranty, France expects 3 more unicorns to emerge from its ecosystem, which they anticipate will grow following the Brexit. However, Lüth concedes that London will need to lose a lot of startups to become weaker than Berlin or Paris. Continue reading