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Europe's Leading Start-up Hubs 2025 - Hubs Registration

We appreciate your interest in applying for FT’s Europe’s Leading Start-up Hubs 2025. Through this application, your organisation will be actively considered for this ranking. It will be published in The Financial Times, both on and in the FT newspaper.

Application period:  June 03-August 02, 2024

To be eligible to participate, your hub must:

  • Have a physical location in Europe1
  • Offer at least one incubation or acceleration programme
  • Have been in operation since at least 2020
  • Be in contact with most of the alumni that took part in at least one programme between 2018 and 20232 (for stage 2: alumni survey).

1) In fact, your start-up hub must be based in one of the following countries:Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom.

2) For those founded in 2019 or 2020, since the beginning.

The following information is needed to complete the survey:
General information about the accelerator or incubator:
1. Location;
2. Founding year;
3. Number of full-time employees;

Specific information about the accelerator or incubator's programmes:
1. Number of participants and startups per batch allowed for each program;
2. Format of programme(s) (online/in presence/hybrid);
3. Total amounts of funding provided by your company to participants during 2018-2023;
4. Track-record: information about the most successful start-ups and/or companies which emerged and/or evolved through one of your programmes.