Heather Dannyelle Thompson

Manager of Data & Research

Heather Dannyelle works as the Manager of  enpact’s Data & Research sector. Originally from Los Angeles, Dannyelle has lived and worked in Berlin, Germany for two years. Her primary work at enpact revolves around product design, policy research, and authoring reports on enpact’s Startup Friendliness Index (SFI). In June 2021, she graduated from The Hertie School with a Master of Public Policy with a concentration in Policy Analysis. She also holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Material Sciences and Engineering. 

Dannyelle is the creator and Editor-in-Chief of the empower magazine.

Heather Dannyelle Thompson's articles

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15.12.2021

Europe, AsiaGermany, Singapore, Japan, South Korea

empower issue #3 — Berlin: A startup bridge between Asia & Europe

For this edition of empower, we took a look inward. How can we make Berlin a more powerful entry-way for international startups scaling into Europe?

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25.10.2021

West AfricaSenegalDakar, Thiès, Saint-Louis, Bambey

Senegal: a blueprint for West Francophone Africa’s startup ecosystems

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15.12.2021

EuropeGermanyBerlin

A closer look at Berlin’s startup ecosystem using the SFI

What is it like to be a startup or entrepreneur in Berlin? We interviewed Bernhard Friedrichs to find out.

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15.12.2021

EuropeGermanyBerlin

Landing in Berlin from Asia featuring Kristin Eckert of Scaler8

What is it like for startups trying to expand to Europe through Berlin? We spoke to Kristin Eckert of Scaler8 to hear her expertise on the process.

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15.12.2021

EuropeGermanyBerlin

Does Berlin’s LGBTQ-friendliness provide its startup ecosystem with a competitive edge?

Berlin is well-known for its culture of LGBTQ+ friendliness. I sat down with activist Athena Lam to discuss how it impacts startup culture.

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15.12.2021

EuropeGermanyBerlin

Expanding into Asia: firsthand insights featuring Bernhard Friedrichs

What considerations go into taking a startup to a new region? Read our piece featuring Bernhard Friedrichs to learn more.

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25.10.2021

AfricaSenegal, Egypt, Ghana, KenyaDakar, Cairo, Accra, Nairobi

Senegalese and African regional ecosystems in Comparison

A comparative analysis between ecosystems in Senegal and a selected African cities.

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25.10.2021

West AfricaSenegal

Can startups lead Senegal out of informality?

The rate of informal labor in Senegal is staggering but the country is boasting with young people eager to work. How can startups help with both?

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29.03.2021

Singapore

Startup Policies in Singapore

Get a load of the current policies in Singapore's startup scene!

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29.03.2021

Singapore

Singapore: From Investment to a Thriving Startup Ecosystem

How did Singapore create such imminence as a startup ecosystem? Read this report by Dannyelle Thompson sharing highlights based on SFI.