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These cities may not have as much easy access to capital that you’d find in Silicon Valley, but they are carving out specialties — like Amsterdam’s creative services and and the hard tech coming out of Cambridge — that give them distinctive identities.
Europe may not have the go-for-it startup ethos that characterizes Silicon Valley but there are still a dozen or so pockets of high-energy, high-tech expertise on the continent. From London’s expanding Tech City to the more bucolic Silicon Glen, and from Tallinn, Estonia, to Berlin, here’s our guide to European’s hottest tech hubs (listed in alphabetical order).
For years, Germany’s capital city has been an arty enclave with little or no industry. But now its startup scene is pushing hard, with a host of trendy startups and young entrepreneurs drawn in by low rents, an attractive lifestyle and easy access to Eastern European tech talent.