Shaping Startups - Have your voice heard in Brussels
Shaping Startups is a joint initiative of the European Startup Network and the Global Shapers Frankfurt Hub, powered by DataScouts. Together, we want to build a far-reaching, high quality data sample of the most amazing, promising, impactful startups and their ecosystems. The results of this survey will be presented to the top executors at the European Commission with the goal to boost entrepreneurship in Europe.
General Information
As first step, we would like to get to know you and your background better
Your TopLink address (for verification only - all answers will be treated anonymously) *
Your answer
Select your hub (Europe only) *
Select your age *
Select your gender *
Are you currently a startup founder/entrepreneur *
For founders only - skip this section if you have mentioned "no" to the last question
Please specify the industry you are active in
Is your startup based in your home country?
If your startup is based in a different location, is that because of a lack of growth opportunities in your home country?
What is your native/home country?
Where is your startup based?
Critical success factors for startups in Europe
As second step, we would like to learn about your perception on key factors for startups and entrepreneurs in Europe.
Assess the most critical factors in your area preventing local startups from developing. *
1 = not preventing growth at all
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10 = strongly preventing growth
n/a
Rent Levels
Bureaucracy
Access to talent
Access to angel investors
Access to public investors
Access to venture capitalists
Access to strategic/corporate investors
Follow-up funding rounds (Series B, C etc.)
Access to loans
Access to university incubators
Exit options
Language barriers
Lack of good governance
Corruption
Lack of political attention
Lack of public recognition of entrepreneurs
Lack of corporate culture in engaging with startups
Only for founders who have relocated - otherwise skip this section and continue with "European Union & Startups"
Assess the most critical factors in your home country preventing local startups from developing.
1 = not preventing growth at all
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10 = strongly preventing growth
n/a
Rent levels
Bureaucracy
Access to talent
Access to angel investors
Access to public investors
Access to venture capitalists
Access to strategic/corporate investors
Follow-up funding rounds (Series B, C etc.)
Access to loans
Access to university incubators
Exit options
Language barriers
Lack of good governance
Corruption
Lack of political attention
Lack of public recognition of entrepreneurs
Lack of corporate culture in engaging with startups
European Union & Startups
Finally, we would like to know how the startup programs of the European Union relate to your personal experience regarding entrepreneurship in Europe
Of which startup support programs by the European Union have your heard so far? *
never heard of
heard of but no info about content
know the programme roughly
know the programme well
have participated in the programme
applied but was rejected
n/a
EASME Support for SMEs and Startups
European Investment Bank
The European Fund for Strategic Investments for SME
SME Instrument
EUREKA
AccessToFinance
FTI pilot
COSME
Access to Risk Finance
Creative Europe
EaSI
ESI Funds
Invest Horizon
Pan-European Network of Digital Innovation Hubs
ARTES
Copernicus Startup Programme
Galileo Startup Programme