Startup Heatmap Europe is a product of the European Startup Initiative (ESI), a non-profit organization that aims at facilitating interaction between startup founders, stakeholders and community builders interested in creating an attractive startup environment in Europe.
Research conducted by ESI strives to amplify the voices and needs of European entrepreneurs, stimulate discussions and initiatives geared towards building competitive effective startup ecosystems all over the continent.
Thomas Kösters, Co-Founder & CEO
Expert on startup ecosystems in Europe having worked with hundreds of startups across Europe.
Natalie Novick, Head of Research
International expert on globalization and migration, PhD Candidate UC San Diego & editor at tech.eu
Fabrizio Dell’Acqua, Co-founder & Treasurer
Founder of Spotlime, Rubicon Keys and HousingExchange. Presently PhD Columbia Business School.
Serghei Glinca, Head of Startup City Accelerator
Startup Entrepreneur in Pharma R&D, PhD, MBA
Elena Scolaro, Head of Finances
Highly accomplished graduate with degrees from University of Trento and Mannheim in management and economics.
Luciano Recupero, Partnerships
Financial consultant with a multinational corporate in Budapest and our partnership lead.
Davide Gianni, Communications
Studied Business & Design in Gothenburg, Sweden and is passionate about digital products and their communication.
Olga Usachova, Communications
Lawyer by profession, international development expert and migration specialist by passion.
Deborah Busari, Communications & Research
Graduate in Economics for International Business and Finance from London
Alexander Thannhuber, Analyst, Former Head of Research
Graduate of Economics from the Univeristy of Munich and contributor since 2017
Harald Eisenhauer, Head of Startup Heatmap LATAM
Expert on government relations with special focus on Latin America, based in Quito, Ecuador.
Jonas Muster, Startup City Accelerator
Master student in Business Administration writing his thesis in the field of Corporate Venturing
Artem German, Startup City Accelerator
IT professional and expert on Creative Learning Space
Valentina Benini, Contributor
Linguistic Mediation Expert, Faculty of Foreign Languages, University of Trento