Factory Berlin, the startup community that transformed Berlin into the entrepreneurial capital of Europe, opened its first U.S. location on Market Street in Wilmington, Delaware.
“We are excited to welcome Factory Berlin to Wilmington’s growing entrepreneurial community,” said Governor Markell in a Global Delaware article. “Factory Berlin has a proven track record of building successful relationships between innovators and established corporations. Their talent and experience will bring international entrepreneurs into the U.S. through Delaware’s door, consolidating the State’s role as a startup hub and contributing to local and regional job growth.“
Factory Berlin’s focus is to connect tech entrepreneurs to each other and to corporations in order to bridge the gap between startups and big companies.
“There is great entrepreneurial energy here in Delaware. We think it has the potential to become the next important place in the world to do business,” said Factory Berlin founder Udo Schloemer. He stated that the Wilmington’s proximity to large east coast cities, a growing entrepreneurial community, and its welcoming environment all played into why they chose Delaware as their first U.S. location.
Factory Berlin Delaware will join over 65 incubators, accelerators, and co-working spaces located throughout the 11-county region.