Fostering and Hindering Factors — Success of Early Stage Internet-Enabled Startups

15 Pages Posted: 3 Jun 2016

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Nancy Richter

Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society

Lucie Volquartz

Independent

Thomas Schildhauer

Berlin University of the Arts; Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society

Konstanze Neumann

Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society

Date Written: June 1, 2016

Abstract

New market entrants like startups are important for producing radical and disruptive innovation. Radical innovation is needed to compete in markets that may be highly disrupted by the internet, mobile computing, social media and other new technology platforms. In our research we have identified the main enabling and hindering factors for internet-enabled startups in Berlin via an assessment methodology. Deriving from interviews with 197 startup teams we were able to find 112 assessments directly dealing with fostering and hindering factors and a total of 39 factors, twelve of which seem to play an important fostering and hindering role. The data enables policy makers to guide their decisions and to improve the overall startup community in Berlin and Germany.

Keywords: Internet Startups, Success, Berlin, Assessment Methodology

Suggested Citation

Richter, Nancy and Volquartz, Lucie and Schildhauer, Thomas and Neumann, Konstanze, Fostering and Hindering Factors — Success of Early Stage Internet-Enabled Startups (June 1, 2016). HIIG Discussion Paper Series No. 2016-04. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2789375 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2789375

Nancy Richter (Contact Author)

Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society ( email )

Bebelplatz 1 | 10099
Berlin
Germany

Lucie Volquartz

Independent ( email )

Thomas Schildhauer

Berlin University of the Arts ( email )

10623 Berlin - Charlottenburg
Germany

Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society ( email )

Bebelplatz 1 | 10099
Berlin
Germany

Konstanze Neumann

Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society ( email )

Bebelplatz 1 | 10099
Berlin
Germany

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