Today "to become a startupper” is an aspiration among a growing number of talents, in particular within the younger generations. For instance 2014 data shows that in the UK the number of under-35s starting businesses has risen by more than 70% since 2006.
With this EIF event, we aimed at taking stock of the data around the startup ecosystem in Europe, both from the public and the private eye. For this reason prominent speakers sparked the debate among the participants, sharing their experiences, their views and ideas on the way forward.
Isidro Laso-Ballesteros is Head of Startup Europe Sector, DG CONNECT, European Commission.