HOW YOU CAN USE MAINLAND TO HEDGE AGAINST BREXIT
The biggest problem associated with Brexit is uncertainty. Right now it is impossible to know how the negotiations concerning Britain’s departure from the EU will turn out. The key facts remain elusive. Will you still be free to sell your products and services to the common market on a level playing field? Will passporting still be possible? Will the EU citizens in your team still be allowed to live and work in the UK?
It is hard to say what will happen. This uncertainty won’t improve the investment climate and may endanger the funding and the growth of your company.
JoinMainLand can reassure you by providing the possibility to create a small foothold office, allowing a small team to work and also create a new network with clients and other fintechs. As offices are commonly short-term, your foothold can be agile. It will be easy to increase the size of your MainLand office to accommodate your whole team, or to close it down if it is no longer needed. So whichever way the Brexit negotiations take, your company will be prepared. And, just as important: MainLand offers office space at prices of 1/10th of what you are used to in London. This will allow you to hedge with a small investment.
SMOOTH CONTINUITY FOR YOUR BUSINESS PROCESSES
We are here to help you minimize the cost associated with creating a new office, avoiding any disruption of your business processes. To do so, we will function as your one-stop-contact.
To minimise time and money you need to spend, we will help you with our expertise and network to establish yourself in MainLand as quickly and effortlessly as possible. We will support you in
- Connecting with the right legal experts, who will advise you on how to establish your subsidiary in the most efficient way
- Finding suitable office space and creating the infrastructure to conduct your business.
- Networking with crucial agents in the fintech, start-up, finance, and creative scene and connecting to the ecosystem
- Minimising red tape
- Finding accommodation for your staff, and supporting their physical relocation.
WHERE AND WHAT IS MAINLAND?
MainLand has a rapidly growing start-up and fintech ecosystem. You may ask yourself “What is MainLand and why is it interesting for me and my startup?” Good question!
What exactly is MainLand? It is our name for the conurbation of the Rhine Main area with cities like Frankfurt, Offenbach, Darmstadt, Mainz, Wiesbaden and Aschaffenburg. Each city offers varying locational advantages and contributes to the MainLand ecosystem. Getting the whole picture may not be easy at first. That’s why we wish to give you an overview of the mix making MainLand one of the most interesting and vibrant places to be for your fintech or other start-up, certainly in Germany and Europe but even worldwide. Let’s see what MainLand can offer you.
MAINLAND IS A PLACE OF SHORT DISTANCES
MainLand is characterised by a very good public transport system and a remarkably densely built city structure. You can hop on an underground train in Offenbach and arrive in the financial district of Frankfurt within 8 minutes. From many MainLand business districts you can reach Frankfurt International Airport within 20 minutes. From there, it is possible to take a direct flight to almost any major airport in the world. You don’t like flying? No problem! From Frankfurt’s main train station, you can reach the city centres of Paris or Berlin within 4 hours and even London in about 6 hours.
Distances between you and many of your future clients are extremely short. You may visit three or four banks and not even have to leave the building. Achieve more in less time.
MAINLAND IS FLEXIBLE AND DYNAMIC
Being a hotspot of entrepreneurial and creative activities, MainLand leaves you room to develop and implement new ideas and business models. Small, inexpensive, and connected office space enables your start-up or fintech to form networks and join clusters. Entrepreneurs are appreciated as a driving force for local and regional development.
MAINLAND OFFERS WHAT YOU NEED
Office space in MainLand can be really inexpensive ranging upwards of GBP 8.50 per square foot per annum for startup compatible office space – or from EUR 8.50 per square meter per month as we put it over here. Mainland also offers you a highly trained labour pool, with the right skill set for technology startups. Goethe-University, TU Darmstadt, Gutenberg-University Mainz, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences, Offenbach University of Art and Design, and others provide a great talent pool for financial specialists, management experts, IT developers, and designers with an entrepreneurial spirit.