Nominations Open for New Book Dedicated to Frankfurt’s Startup Scene

Startup Guide is bringing its popular entrepreneurial guidebook series to Frankfurt in partnership with start zero and with support from SAP Next-Gen and FrankfurtRheinMain GmbH, International Marketing of the Region.  

Entrepreneurs, accelerators, coworking spaces and experts can now be nominated to be featured in Startup Guide Frankfurt, the first-ever entrepreneurial handbook dedicated to the startup scene in the Frankfurt Rhine-Main region. Based on traditional guidebooks that can be carried around everywhere, Startup Guide books help entrepreneurs navigate different startup hubs across the globe and are now in 18 different cities across Europe and the Middle East, including London, Berlin, Tel Aviv and Stockholm.

Packed with city essentials, practical information, in-depth interviews and insightful tips, Startup Guide Frankfurt will guide, empower and inspire entrepreneurs in the region to transform their startup ideas into reality. To ensure an accurate and trustworthy guide, the book is co-created with the local startup community, from 26 June to 9 July 2018, and anyone in the community can contribute by nominating candidates they’d like to see in the book at

“Best known as the financial centre of Germany, Frankfurt has a lot more to offer than just banks and corporates. By Frankfurt, we’re referring to the whole Frankfurt Rhine-Main area, which is home to one of the liveliest fintech hubs in Europe,” said Sissel Hansen, founder and CEO of Startup Guide, “We’re excited to take a deep dive into region’s startup scene and put a spotlight on the different industries, founders and places shaping its up-and-coming entrepreneurial landscape.”

Founded in 2014, Startup Guide is a creative content and publishing company that produces guidebooks and tools to help people turn their startup ideas into reality. The idea behind the Startup Guide books originally came to Hansen when she moved from Copenhagen to Berlin to start a business and discovered how difficult it was to find useful information and local advice about that process. Despite being rejected by multiple investors, she bootstrapped the project and launched the first Startup Guide book in Berlin in 2014 – and it sold out in less than 48 hours.

For Startup Guide Frankfurt, Startup Guide has partnered with start zero, who will be the main project facilitator and supporter, while the main sponsor for the project is SAP Next-Gen and FrankfurtRheinMain GmbH, International Marketing of the Region.

Pedro Ferreira, Managing Director of start zero, said: “The Frankfurt startup ecosystem is certainly developing quickly and rising through the ranks to become one of the most exciting startup scenes on the international stage. Nevertheless, we still consider ourselves a hidden champion because many of our success stories have yet to be told. We realize how important it is to have information about Frankfurt’s startup ecosystem and its key players in one place and are excited about having it a curated, book format so it can be a resource for students, entrepreneurs, future startups, investors and any other players interested in learning more. Partnering with Startup Guide for this book perfectly aligns with our mission and we can’t wait for the launch.”

After the nominations period, the list of candidates will be narrowed down to the top fifty companies and individuals based on the results. Afterward, the local advisory board – which is selected by start zero and consists of key players in the local startup community – votes for the final selection so there’s a balanced representation of industries in the book. Startup Guide Frankfurt is set to be released in December 2018. To save 20% on the book before the launch date, pre-order it now.


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