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VIDEO: German Chancellor Angela Merkel shows first signs of support for Berlin startups Written by Elaine on 11. March 2013

Angela Merkel

Tech entrepreneurs and investors rubbed shoulders with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin last week, in a move which some say is a greater shift in addresssing the burgeoning startup sector.

During her speech, the Chancellor admitted to a weak “welcoming culture” for foreigners, and made broad promises on policy changes in Germany and across the EU. While there is a looming federal election in September, there’s no doubt that politically supporting the industry’s growth would be of great economic value.

We found out how private investments in German startups compare to the US, and spoke to some of the city’s big tech names to find out what the Government can do to better support the industry…

Video shot and produced by Glenn Goodison

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