A new capital
Berlin is acquiring a new identity
The average opinion is that Berlin is one of the poorest regions of Germany but there are strong signs that something in this city is stirring the pot. Every region has its reputation, Frankfurt is the centre of the financial institutions and Munich is flooded with media organizations and a number of factories. Berlin? Berlin is the poor yet artistic capitol.
No more, Berlin is rapidly acquiring the fame of Europe’s Silicon Valley with the entrepreneur’s finding a solid ground here to develop their new ideas. The city’s geography is quite interesting; here you will not find the rich suburbs of London neither the glamorous central area of Paris and classes seem to have integrated quite well in this non-uniformity. Perhaps this is why new companies can rent ‘’tech-hub’’ offices at low prices.
Yet the young minds here argue that low rents are not enough to transform an idea into a company. They widely believe that the location of the city, poised between East and West that attracts students of various creativities and different cultural backgrounds, gives their companies the change to realize a crazy idea.
Here you will find platforms as Silicon Allee, where bold innovators meet to exchange ideas and share their experiences. This platform is not working only as an inter-connection among start-ups but also as an exhibition of new ideas for investors and users.
And these ideas are not, as in the past, tested across the Atlantic and cloned here. They are genuine examples of entrepreneurism.
It seems that Germany could start bragging about something else than its heavily industrialized economy.