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Overcoming challenges for start-ups by integrating eastern and western ecosystems

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Both Western and Eastern European start-ups struggle with different problems. Lots of them can be solved by connecting ecosystems and enabling the flow of deals and know-how. Prelection from AmberHub Kick-off Event.

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Overcoming challenges for start-ups by integrating eastern and western ecosystems

  1. 1. Overcoming challenges for start-ups by integrating eastern and western ecosystems. Mateusz Kurleto
  2. 2. How to improve early-stage success rate? Ship  products  to  market  fasterDecrease  burn-­‐rate Cooperate What  keeps  us  from  doing  this?
  3. 3. CEE Founders can’t make it to seed DE PL Avg Salary  (EUR) 2183 735 Avg Living  cost  (EUR) 1188 741 Time  to  save  for  12  months 15 ??? Social Insecurity Seed  rounds   too early Bad  Cap   Table
  4. 4. CEE’s CapTable blocks success DE PL Average  Pre-­‐Seed  Investment 100k – 250k  EUR 25k  – 100k  EUR Avg founders  equity  pre-­‐seed 70  – 90% 30 – 60% Early-­‐stage   undervaluation Founders have   too  little  equity VCs  won’t   invest  even  in   successful   startups
  5. 5. CEE lacks stratgic know-how Great   Entrepreneurial   Skills Lack  of   Strategic  Know-­‐ How No Global   Success
  6. 6. Yearly  Salary  by  PayScale DE PL Software  Engineer 47  000  EUR 21  300  EUR Marketing  Manager 49  000  EUR 26  000  EUR Business Development  Manager 60  000  EUR 41 000  EUR Western burnrate is too high at early-stage High  salaries Huge Burnrate Lots of  capital   lost  when  fail
  7. 7. Investors in search for start-ups Global  Entrepreneurship  Monitor DE PL Total  Entrepreneurship   Activity 5,3% 9,2% Established  Business  Ownership 5,2% 7,3% Perceived  Capabilities 36% 54% Forbes  global  2000 50 8 Less   Entrepreneurs Corporate Approach Demand  for   early  stage   start-­‐ups
  8. 8. Demand for engineers in Germany Y  2012 220  000 450  000 300  000 Y  2015 Y  2020(e)
  9. 9. AmberHub can help to fix ecosystems Fix  CEE  Cap   Table Western execution  with   CEE  talents Align  existing   exosystems
  10. 10. Aligning ecosystems is the key to overcoming challenges for east and west. Mateusz Kurleto

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