TechCrunch is embarking on a major new project to survey European founders and investors in cities outside the larger European capitals.
Over the next few weeks, we will ask entrepreneurs in these cities to talk about their ecosystems, in their own words.
This is your chance to put your city on the TechCrunch Map!
This is the follow-up to the huge survey of investors (see also below) we’ve done over the last six or more months, largely in capital cities.
These formed part of a broader series of surveys we’re doing regularly for Extra Crunch, our subscription service that unpacks key issues for startups and investors. (BTW, the reason some European cities are missing here is because this is an Extra Crunch Survey and it’s not possible to subscribe to Extra Crunch in some European countries yet).
In the first wave of surveys (as you can see below) the cities we wrote about were largely capitals.
This time, we will be surveying founders and investors in Europe’s other cities to capture how European hubs are growing, from the perspective of the people on the ground.
We’d like to know how your city’s startup scene is evolving, how the tech sector is being impacted by COVID-19, and generally how your city will evolve.
We leave submissions mostly unedited and are generally looking for at least one or two paragraphs in answers to the questions.
So if you are a tech startup founder or investor in one of these cities please fill out our survey form here.
Austria: Graz, Linz
Croatia: Zagreb, Osjek
Czech Republic: Brno, Ostrava, Plzen
England: Bristol, Cambridge, Oxford, Manchester
France: Toulouse, Lyon, Lille
Germany: Hamburg, Munich, Cologne, Bielefeld, Frankfurt
Italy: Trieste, Bologna, Turin, Florence, Milan
Netherlands: Delft, Eindhoven, Rotterdam, Utrecht
Northern Ireland: Belfast, Derry
Poland: Gdańsk, Wroclaw, Krakow, Poznan
Portugal: Porto, Braga
Romania: Cluj, Lasi, Timisoara, Oradea, Brasov
Scotland: Edinburgh, Glasgow
Switzerland: Geneva, Lausanne
Here are the cities that previously participated in The Great TechCrunch Survey of Europe’s VCs: