With its thriving expat community and growing investment opportunities, Madrid is proving itself to be a major competitor on the European startup stage.
Madrid is very much the literal, geographical heart of Spain. Known for its hot summers, spectacular tapas and 24/7 churros cafes, Madrid has also proven to be a huge competitor for other European startup cities such as London, Paris and Berlin.
Madrid hosts a thriving community of internationals and is home to some powerful startups in the AI, social and e-commerce industries. It seems that Madrid is playing its cards right; the Spanish capital has plenty of investment opportunities for startups, and the number of VC firms in the city is only expected to grow.
In our Startup Guide Madrid book, we give the lowdown on the tips and tricks you need to help you break into the scene and get your creative juices flowing. Filled with startups, coworking spaces, programs, as well as interviews with founders and experts, our Madrid guide gives you all the information you need to get started on your entrepreneurial journey.
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Published October 2017
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