While the name does not naturally find itself in the conversation when it comes to startup ecosystems, Frankfurt is progressivelly establishing itself as a up-and-coming global hotspot for aspiring founders and entrepreneurs, especially in the Fintech sector. Due to its large talent pool, its positioning as the financial center of continental Europe, its tight knit community and global connectedness, there are solid foundations on which to build, as was described in the latest Frankfurt Startup Ecosystem Report.
For our second interview with FFM community builders, we sat down with two well-known faces for local startups, Paul Herwarth von Bittenfeld and Pedro Ferreira from Rhein-Main Startups. Involved for years now in developing the local startup scene, they are, better than most, well equipped to tell us about the opportunity and challenges that can be found for startups in Frankfurt. Paul is the founder of Rhein-Main Startups and a partner at //SEIBERT/MEDIA in Wiesbaden, while Pedro is a long-time contributor, networker and event organizer extraordinaire, and now Managing Director at Start Zero.
We covered lots of ground and various interesting angles from the local ecosystem, we hope you enjoy the content! And thank you to Paul and Pedro for a great chat.
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