The goal of the study is to promote transparency for the startup environment, to identify country specific and common challenges of the startup landscape in (wider) Europe as well as to show and highlight specific developments over time. Given the great success of the first European Startup Monitor, which has been published at the beginning of March this year, the study is foreseen to be provided on an annual basis.
The ESM project has been initiated by the German Startups Association and is conducted with engagement and support of European & Israeli associations in partnership with the European Startup Network. Furthermore, academic partners such as the Vienna University of Economics and Business (Austria), IE Business School (Spain), and Lancaster University (UK) have supported the project and use the data for their research in a national context.
The data for the study is generated by national startup associations and network partners, using their well established networks to circulate the online survey within the national startup ecosystem to create meaningful findings. It would be a pleasure to welcome new network partners into the project!