Fastest growing startup ecosystems by city

Based on the Startup Ecosystem Rankings Report 2019, many cities have emerged as the fastest-growing startup ecosystems when compared to 2017. We have already celebrated the top-ranked startup ecosystems by countries and by cities, but have never had a chance to celebrate the locations with the massive jumps in the rankings. And we are not talking about dozens or a hundred locations. In this article, we will be looking at the cities around the world that skyrocketed by 400 or more places up.  

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Why communities are critical for startup ecosystem development?

Even though communities are often looked at as social structures, it seems that they are indispensable for startup ecosystems too. 

The Startup Ecosystem Rankings Report 2019 by StartupBlink has discovered some interesting findings revealing the relationship between the success of the ecosystem and community. In many cases, behind a strong startup ecosystem, there was a vibrant community that worked alongside. And not for coincidence, most cities that were at the top of the rankings had a powerful community where people not only occasionally work towards the same goal but share a common lifestyle. 

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How to improve your startup ecosystem?

The startup ecosystem can only thrive when its players are working hand in hand. Even though both the public and private sectors can make a substantial impact, there are certain steps that only the public or private sector can take to improve the startup ecosystem and make it a better place for entrepreneurs and startup founders.

In this article, we will discuss what startup ecosystem players can do to improve their environment, while at the same time we will present two StartupBlink programs designed for raising awareness about your local startup ecosystem: City Partnership for private sector organizations and Ecosystem Partnership for the public sector.

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EP-5: A deep dive into Croatian startup ecosystem

In this episode, we talk with Hermes Arriaga, the founder of ImpactHub, coworking space, with whom we met in Zagreb, Croatia. 

As a native Mexican that has been very much involved in his local startup ecosystem, Hermes shares his insights on the Mexican and Croatian startup ecosystems. He also discusses the cultural differences that foreigners face in Croatia and the present entrepreneurial mindset of the local community. Everything comes in the form of his own experience, so you will get a more authentic trip between two different yet goal-oriented ecosystems!

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How to promote your startup ecosystem?

Just like private-owned businesses promote their products and services, startup ecosystems are not an exception and need to spread the word about their activities, players, and victories. There are dozens of tools to get your startup ecosystem in the spotlight, including mapping your startup ecosystem, generating reports, participating in the startup conference, writing about your ecosystem and, of course, joining forces with startup ecosystem development companies, like StartupBlink that can provide all the tools to boost your startup ecosystem visibility and exposure to the community of thousands. 

So, in this article, we will further discuss a few high-impact methods to advertise and promote your startup ecosystem.

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