There’s an attractive new business environment in Malmo - its infrastructure makes the city easy to reach by boat, plane, rail, or road, and there are a vast number of companies in the field of biotechnology, environmental tech, IT, and digital media.
If you’re keen to start up, Malmo has made it easy to reach out. The trade and industry agency makes setting up a business simple and provides comprehensive information about permits and laws. There’s a strong scene already present in Malmo - Start-up Dojo and Women Founders Breakfast are two events that get entrepreneurs networking and talking in this southern Swedish city. Another group called Start-up OL recently hosted a discussion on how to make Malmo into a start-up city like Copenhagen or Stockholm - their aim was to bring the Malmo start-up community closer. There’s no shortage of great societies that support businesses here. MINC is a start-up incubator based in the city, and Malmo Start-ups helps to support many entrepreneurs.
It’s time to look beyond the traditional tech start-up cities of Berlin, Copenhagen and Dublin, and see where the next promising location could be for start-ups. In the next instalment of the EU Hotspots series, we look at Eindhoven.