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Vienna is Among the Top 10 Startup Cities Where Entrepreneurs Want to Meet Up

Published: February 4, 2015; 18:00 · (Vindobona)

A search engine for finding entrepreneurs to meet up with has published a list of the top 10 international startup cities. Vienna made it to number six. Continue reading to see the full ranking of the top international startup cities where entrepreneurs want to meet up.

Vienna is Among the Top 10 Startup Cities Where Entrepreneurs Want to Meet Up / Picture: © www.pioneers.io

Startuptravels launched a search engine to find entrepreneurs to meet with in person – a useful tool for networking or plugging into a new startup scene you just arrived in.

In the past three months, they’ve seen over 43,000 searches on the platform coming from users in 120 countries and 600 cities. All of these are filtered by location, which gives us some interesting insight into where entrepreneurs want to meet up.

You could measure a startup scene by how much funding is pumped into it, or how many exits there have been, or how business-friendly the regulations are. But connections between the entrepreneurs are another big factor. A successful scene that isn’t very coherent, where members don’t know each other well and can’t recommend others to help you, won’t be as valuable of a resource.

Below is the full ranking of the top international startup cities where entrepreneurs want to meet up, based on number of searches on the Startuptravels website.

1.) Copenhagen
2.) San Francisco
3.) London
4.) Berlin
5.) New York
6.) Vienna
7.) Singapore
8.) Hong Kong
9.) Paris
10.) Los Angeles

Why Vienna?

What draws entrepreneurs to visit Vienna:

“Vienna is a very big startup hub for the Central European region. With serial entrepreneurs, investors, and low-cost coworking spaces compared to the big startup hubs like London, Vienna has all the components startups are looking for.”

What they find when they arrive:

“Vienna has a very active startup scene with competitions and events, and these events connect Eastern and Western European startups. One of the most important international event is the Pioneers Festival. The Festival has more than 2,500 participants and 1,000 startups. It is the biggest startup event in Central Europe.”