Is the Berlin startup scene just a bubble?
Is Berlin in a startup bubble, full of indentikit cafes, jobs without pay and all weekend parties? One blogger for The Guardian thinks so…
Here’s a surprise. The Guardian‘s technology blog has run a post from Lauren Ingram, giving a negative – if tongue-in-cheek – take on the start up culture in Berlin.
Here’s a taster:
It is without a doubt a ‘scene’: people value being part of it, they socialise within it, use startup buzzwords like UX and MVP, and in the process they cut off access to outsiders. Some people don’t actually know what startups are. Seriously. When I first got a whiff of the startup scene, I was intrigued, and I think I started emitting some kind of hormone and was quickly dragged into its orbit.
Does that sound like the Berlin you know?