JOSHA’s Critical Review of “Tracking Success in a Fertile Start-up Ecosystem” by Nature

Neher Aseem Parimoo, Roland Mertelsmann

Affiliation: Journal of Science, Humanities, and Arts, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

Keywords: Germany, Start-up Ecosystem, Funding Opportunities, EXIST Program

Categories: News and Views

DOI: 10.17160/josha.10.5.918

Languages: English

The article "Tracking Success in a Fertile Start-up Ecosystem" explores the vibrant start-up culture in Germany, focusing on two successful start-ups: Clue, a Berlin-based period and ovulation tracker app, and Morpheus Space, a TU Dresden spin-off that has developed an electronic propulsion system for CubeSats. The article discusses the funding opportunities available to German startups, such as the EXIST programme, and notes the country's low percentage of female founders. Overall, the article provides insight into the promising start-up landscape in Germany, highlighting some of the successes and opportunities available. The article was first published in ‘Nature’ on November 26, 2020 (

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