The first V4 Startup Report is out!
The idea of a regional publication benchmarking four Central and Eastern European neighbouring economies is based on the experience of Startup Poland, which in 2015 prepared an inaugural report of the Polish startup scene.
The Polish Startup Report 2015 looked at local market dynamics and business trends among Polish startups. The data gathered in 2015 from nearly 450 Polish startups grew in 2016 to over 540 completed surveys. Moreover, not only did the reports become the first intelligent source on the Polish digital economy among local policymakers and investors, but also brought other stakeholders’ attention to our market.
In 2016, Startup Poland partnered with regional equivalent organisations to conduct a parallel regional ‘V4 Startups Survey’. The surveys were conducted from July to September by the Aspen Institute Central Europe in Prague, Startup Poland in Warsaw, the Slovak Alliance for Innovation Economy in Bratislava, and from February to April 2017 by Hungarian Startups and Global Traction in Hungary in Budapest.
Almost 1000 surveys were collected in total. Having separately examined four national ecosystems in a series of regional studies, the authors of this report have seized the opportunity created by the lack of a document which serves as a reference tool to companies and politicians attentively looking at the rapidly expanding Visegrad (V4) startup ecosystem.
With this analysis, the aim is to facilitate investors’ pursuit for
innovative businesses in the whole V4 region, benefit policymakers
and stakeholders directly involved in startup and innovation
policy, and provide a coordinated support mechanism for startups
originating in the V4 region.