European Start-up Survey

What are the challenges facing European entrepreneurs? 

The first annual PwC European start-up survey provides unique insights into the European entrepreneurial ecosystem, based on interviews with 540 startup firms in 18 leading startup hubs. The research was conducted in 2018 by PwC in collaboration with Science-to-Business Marketing Research Center; Münster University of Applied Sciences.

The data explorer format allows you to explore and compare your city’s results with other startup hubs across Europe -  looking specifically at their ease of business, access to finance, growth rates and conditions that help startups to flourish.

Explore the findings: European Start-up Survey

Insights into the European startup landscape.

Challenges for the future development of the company

Customer acquisition & sales

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A total of 540 interviews - 30 interviews per country - were conducted.

Challenges for the future development of the company

Customer acquisition & sales

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Challenges for the future development of the company

Customer acquisition & sales

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Colour variations on bar charts above are used for illustrative purposes only. Orange delineates the top three answers per section, yellow is the remaining answers, and grey represents "other".

Challenges for the future development of the company

Customer acquisition & sales

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Challenges for the future development of the company

Customer acquisition & sales

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We have exclusively interviewed firms that were started less than 8 years ago

Number of respondents that stated an increase in total employees in 2018

This research was conducted by PwC in collaboration with Science-to-Business Marketing Research Centre; Münster University of Applied Sciences

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Q. How would you rate your [city] as a place to be for start-ups overall? Base size: all respondents (540)

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Ease of doing business

Q. How would you rate your [city] as a place to be for start-ups overall? Base size: all respondents (540)

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Ease of doing business

Q. How would you rate your [city] as a place to be for start-ups overall? Base size: all respondents (540)

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Ease of doing business

Q. How would you rate your [city] as a place to be for start-ups overall? Base size: all respondents (540)

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Ease of doing business

Q. How would you rate your [city] as a place to be for start-ups overall? Base size: all respondents (540)

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Use the filters below to see how our survey’s start-ups feel about key issues affecting their organisations and environment.

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Piotr Wyszogrodzki

Start-up/Scale-up Network Leader, PwC Poland

Tel: +48 5 0218 4277

Abhijeet Malik

Manager - EMEA BXT Transformation Hub & EMEA Start-up Network, PwC Belgium

Tel: +32 027104011

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