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Top Coworking Spaces in Germany
Recent Reviews of Shared Office Space in Germany
Sitting in Western Europe and dressed up with vast forests, mountain ranges and rivers, Germany was left with little business culture when the Berlin Wall came down in 1989. Today it is an inexpensive base for small businesses hoping to connect with both the East and the West of Europe. Germany has become a mecca for fashion, arts and music. Its capital Berlin is a dynamic city overflowing with a hectic nightlife scene known for its cavernous beer halls, skyscrapers and the iconic Oktoberfest in Munich.
Berlin is fast becoming a tech capital in its own right in the race for innovation and wants to be the tech hub for Europe. The things in its favor include the fact that it has young but fast-maturing ecosystems with entrepreneurship center stage, an international cosmopolitan edge on which to perform with a large expatriate community attracted by its lower cost of living than the rest of Europe. The city's charm, as well as a large pool of diverse talent is another bonus. The major draw card is the fact that Berlin's artistic bent is a magnet for creative people and the government is beginning to push new initiatives for startups.
The downside to startups here is the fact that there is fierce competition for the available talent and that a few of Germany's startups have resulted in relatively small acquisitions. There may be just a few too many "wantrepeneurs" giving the illusion that they are better at cloning successful businesses, rather than creating their own. The amount of red tape that one has to go through to put a startup in motion is huge and it is perceived that the cities of Germany are more out for themselves rather than collaborating as a country.
One other thought on the startup economy in Germany is that the biggest hindrance is the fact that there is just so much fun to be had, the mind simply goes on holidays.
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