A city known for its' Westfalen Stadium that is home to the Borussia soccer team, Dortmund sits in the North Rhine-Westphalia region. You can check out the Florian Tower with its' observation platform and the Dortmund U-Tower that houses the Ostwall's Museum of contemporary art exhibits. For the green thumbs there is the Rombergpark botanical garden with greenhouses of cacti and tropical plants. Founded around 882, it was one of the most bombed cities in Germany during World War II. The city is a cultural and educational hub with a plethora of universities pushing out tech savvy youth. Its' economy has shifted from steel and coal industries to high-tech biomedical technology, micro systems technology and services. It is classified as a "Node city" in the Innovation Cities Index and is the most sustainable city in the whole of Germany. With about 49,000 students running amok in its' streets, it's little wonder that coworking venues have made an appearance.
Germany's startup scene is thriving with opportunities given to creative souls to pitch their ventures to investors at "Startup Germany" that went on tour at the instigation of the German Chambers of Commerce Abroad. The startup scene is a bit of a mixed bag with almost 30% of startup staff not being German. There are a few hurdles to overcome such as red tape hassles, language barriers and the fact that most founders wish to hire skilled foreign workers. Eight out of ten German startups wish to go international, but legal systems and regulations may be inhibitors in this regard.
Despite these niggles, coworking spaces are overflowing with creatives in collaborative mode whilst mingling with a vibrant community.
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