Fact-Sheet European Startup Network (Updated: 05.10.2016)

Unifying national startup associations to create a common voice for European startups so that more can start, scale and succeed in the EU. The ESN believes in the need to form one single European Start-up ecosystem to allow European startups to scale globally. By uniting all national startup associations, leveraging their best practices and interconnecting their networks, ESN wishes to open up access to the talent, expertise, funding and customers for all European startups. The main goal of the European Startup Network is to harmonise and empower the European startup ecosystems with respect to: Entrepreneurial culture, Market access and the legal environment.

About the Network:

– Founded: January 2016
-Office Locations: Berlin and Brussels
-Members: 19 Associations (15 full members, 4 supporting members)
-Startups: Represents 25,000+ startups across all sectors and stages of development
– Employees: 4
-Founding partners: MyMicroInvest and Deutsche Messe AG

European Startup Monitor:

The German Startups Association (GSA) introduced the first European Startup Monitor (ESM) in Brussels and Berlin. The comparable data of the ESM was evaluated in cooperation with startup-representatives of 15 European Union (EU) Member States and Israel. More than 2,300 Startups were surveyed, representing over 31,000 employees, to acquire comparable data for the European startup ecosystem. The next data collection will start in the summer and will be anonymous. All national startup representatives are encouraged to contact us for partnership in their ecosystem. The European Startup Montior gives transparency to European startups, identifies country-specific and European-wide challenges, and underscores the growing influence of these young enterprises to the European economy with valid data.


– ESN Official Launch (Brussels, Belgium)
– Scale 11, CeBIT
-MyMicroinvest CrowdShow

Social Media

– Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EuropeanStartupNetwork/
– Twitter: @StartupEurope

Contact: Hello@europeanstartups.org