Startup entrepreneur migration flows in Europe in 2017

This statistic displays the net-migration flows within Europe for startup fouders in 2017. The United Kingdom (UK) and Ireland have a positive net-migration of startup founders of 19 percent, the highest in this statistic, implying it is an attractive destination for those wishing to create a startup. With a negative net-migration of five percent, the area of Central and Eastern Europe is losing more founders to emigration than it gains through immigration.

Migration flows of startup founders within Europe from 2016 to 2017, by area

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Release date

October 2017



Survey time period

November 2015 to July 2017*

Number of respondents


Special properties

Startup founders

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* These results are based on both the 2016 and 2017 survey from this source.
Countries in the areas are a follows:
UK & Ireland: United Kingdom & Republic of Ireland
Benelux: Netherlands, Belgium & Luxembourg
Western Europe: France, Germany, Austria & Switzerland
Mediterranean: Spain, Italy, Greece, & Mediterranean Islands
Central Eastern Europe: Poland, Hungary, Czechia, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Republic of Macedonia, Romania, Ukraine, Belarus, Slovakia, Serbia, Kosovo, Bulgaria, Albania & Montenegro
Nordics: Denmark, Norway, Sweden & Finland
Baltics: Latvia, Estonia & Lithuania

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