Why we now call Berlin home

Why we now call Berlin home

As a global clean technology company, Tempus stays competitive by attracting the world’s best tech talent. In deciding where to expand, we looked for a location that draws world class developers and data scientists while offering extensive support and opportunities for innovative companies. Berlin was the clear choice.   

Berlin is quickly becoming Europe’s startup capital. It is now attracting more VC investment than London. It’s easy to see why: 

Support for tech companies 

Berlin makes it easy for new companies to find and hire the best global talent.   

  • Talent from free universities: Berlin is home to three of the best universities in Germany in terms of employability. Free tuition means that cost is no barrier to entry for skilled students.  

  • Bootcamps and retreats: Berlin has dozens of bootcamps and technical retreats that churn out skilled developers, software engineers and data scientists. 

  • Easy working permit access for non-EU citizens: Sensible national immigration policy makes it easy to hire non-EU citizens. Their Blue Card system simplifies hiring highly skilled technical employees. Germany’s EU membership also assures access to European talent. 

Attracting top talent 

The challenge does not end with hiring. Retaining top talent is imperative for all tech companies. As the war for top tech talent rages on, Berlin continues to coax the best and brightest away from more expensive and gentrified cities like London and Silicon Valley.  

  • Low cost of living: Rent costs less than half in Berlin what it does in London. The city is also taking measures to ensure it stays that way.  

  • Open and liberal environment: Berlin is often named one of the most liveable cities in the world. It’s extracurricular and leisure opportunities make the city a haven for talented young techies looking for a rich social life and good work life balance

  • Strong tech communities: There are hundreds of tech community meetups in Berlin. Combined with strong incubator communities, there are plenty of opportunities for technical people to learn from one another.   

Forward-thinking electorate supportive of the energy transition 

Germany is committed to a low-carbon future.  

  • Money for the energy transition: German citizens finance a vast majority of the energy transition, in the process paying more than any nearly other country in Europe for electricity. 

  • To the German people, these costs are not in vain. Most of the electorate still supports the Energiewende, or energy transition.  

Successful partnerships in energy and beyond 

Organisations like BerlinPartner help connect new entrants to the wealth of services Berlin offers. They even have their own energy network specifically focused on supporting and growing the ecosystem of energy innovators in Berlin. 

  • Public/Private partnerships: There are dozens of public/private partnership organisations like BerlinPartner working in the city, focusing on topics of interest to Tempus like e-mobility and regional solutions.  

We are already reaping the benefits of our new home in this dynamic city. We connected with the energy scene here at our successful meetup of the Green Energy Nights series last week. 

We’re always looking for new partners and collaborative innovators.
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