JOSHA’s Critical Review of “Tracking Success in a Fertile Start-up Ecosystem” by Nature
Neher Aseem Parimoo,
Affiliation: Journal of Science, Humanities, and Arts, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
Keywords: Germany, Start-up Ecosystem, Funding Opportunities, EXIST Program
Categories: News and Views
The article "Tracking Success in a Fertile Start-up Ecosystem" explores the vibrant start-up culture in Germany, focusing on two successful start-ups: Clue, a Berlin-based period and ovulation tracker app, and Morpheus Space, a TU Dresden spin-off that has developed an electronic propulsion system for CubeSats. The article discusses the funding opportunities available to German startups, such as the EXIST programme, and notes the country's low percentage of female founders. Overall, the article provides insight into the promising start-up landscape in Germany, highlighting some of the successes and opportunities available. The article was first published in ‘Nature’ on November 26, 2020 (https://media.nature.com/original/magazine-assets/d41586-020-03319-9/d41586-020-03319-9.pdf).