What Drives Internet Startups in Berlin? A Qualitative Analysis of the Facilitating and Inhibiting Factors

  • Nancy Richter
  • Lucie Volquartz
  • Thomas Schildhauer
  • Konstanze Neumann


What are the factors that facilitate or inhibit the development of early-stage Internet-enabled startups in Berlin, and how do these factors impact on their decision-making? This chapter gives insight into the local requirements and processes of Internet-based startups. It aims at supporting policymakers to facilitate entrepreneurial processes in Berlin, a city that has grown from a local player into a global entrepreneurial hub.


Internet startups Entrepreneurial hub Berlin Facilitating and enabling factors Success factors 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nancy Richter
    • 1
  • Lucie Volquartz
    • 2
  • Thomas Schildhauer
    • 1
  • Konstanze Neumann
    • 1
  1. 1.Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and SocietyBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Axel Springer SEBerlinGermany

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