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Startup culture in Bielefeld instead of Berlin

"The region is positively down-to-earth"

Bielefeld instead of Berlin: At first glance – and especially for non-East Westphalians – the difference couldn’t be bigger. Not so for P‑ton CEO Jürgen Hase.

The region in eastern North Rhine-Westphalia is one of the five strongest economic areas in Germany. And it is attracting more and more start-ups: The number of start-ups in East Westphalia-Lippe is growing by 34 percent annually, according to an evaluation by Founders Foundation gGmbH from Bielefeld.

Jürgen Hase describes how East Westphalia wants to become a hip and successful start-up location in Pascal Mühle’s article for Startbase.

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About P-ton AG

P-ton is a company builder that founds and finances startups. P‑ton’s vision is to promote social interaction through digitalisation. P‑ton therefore focuses on young startups that combine analogue experience with a digital world. In addition to founding its own startups, P‑ton supports other founders in turning their ideas into profitable companies. The team, with its own network of internal and external experts and mentors, accompanies the entire founding process and further development. P‑ton AG was founded by Jürgen Hase and is based in Bielefeld.

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