Skift Take

Berlin wants in on the fun happening in tech hubs like San Francisco and London, but it’ll first to need open its airport for easier access to the city and to stop embarrassing founders in front of would-be investors.

Late last night I landed in Berlin. I’m taking the stage to discuss the ideas and trends in technology that I think we should be taking notice of. I’ll tell you more about that soon.

But first I wanted to ask Berlin a favor: Whatever it takes, fix your airport — and fast.

Berlin’s claim to be a technology hub of international standing relies on a whole ecosystem of things going right: you need entrepreneurs, you need technologists, you need investment, you need support — and you need to be accessible.

Right now, there is a long way to go. But Brandenburg is an embarrassment that every entrepreneur and startup in Berlin should be shouting about.


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