PODCAST: Exploring the Berlin startup scene with Bjoern Schaefer
Bjoern W. Schaefer is Innogest’s venture partner in Germany. In this conversation, hosted by our partner Michele Novelli, Bjoern explores the specificity of the growing innovation ecosystem in Germany and the liveliness of Berlin in terms of opportunity for a startupper.
Berlin is one of the most exciting hubs in Europe right now, because a lot of things are coming together. Rents and infostructures are still very cheap, compared to any other capital in Europe. A lot of people is getting more and more bored by corporate jobs, so it is a major transition, a major change, not only a generation wise. People is looking for something they truely belong to. Young people comes directly from university and would like to push things forward, thinking in different directions, and they don’t care that much about failure.