The 2015 Deutsche Startup Monitor is one of the most comprehensive surveys of the startup scene. Digital Insights has taken a look at the results.
The Deutsche Startup Monitor is the annual study of the local startup scene published by the German Startups Association (BVDS) in collaboration with the Berlin School of Economics and Law (HWR Berlin) and KMPG since 2013. Now with Deutsche Startup Monitor 2015 they have released the third edition right on schedule, presenting Germany's previously hard-to-assess startup scene in concrete figures. This year at CeBIT, startups are getting their own section in the Scale11 area. In an imaginatively designed hall, young companies can promote their business at the world's biggest digital industry event, getting a real boost by pitching to and interacting with established companies and businesses.
But back to the Startup Monitor: For this third edition of the Deutsche Startup Monitor, a total of 1,061 startups from across Germany took part in data collection during the period from April to May. The study represented by its own account around 1,000 startups, 3,000 founders and 16,000 employees of startups. For the Deutsche Startup Monitor, a company counts as a startup if it is no more than ten years old, has a technology-driven and innovative business model, and also demonstrates exceptional sales or employee growth or seeks to achieve these in the near future.
German startups create an average of 17.6 jobs