For the first time in history, Warsaw found itself in a group of ten European cities with the largest number of companies on the list of 1000 fastest-growing technology enterprises prepared by the British Financial Times daily. Warsaw was classified in 7th place.
13 companies from the FT1000 list are registered in Warsaw. This is more than in Madrid (11 companies), Munich (10 companies) and the second city from Central and Eastern Europe next to Warsaw in the top-ranking - Vilnius (11 companies).
According to James Shotter, the author of the article, Warsaw owes its position in the continental ranking now primarily to highly qualified programmers available on the local labor market.
Important for the city's result is also a decent and still developing infrastructure, competitive rental costs compared to other European cities and a well-connected airport.
The biggest technological hotspots are London (83 companies), Paris (54 companies) and Milan (35 companies)