StartupBlink Blog

About us

StartupBlink is the world’s most comprehensive startup ecosystem map and research center, providing public sector ecosystem developers, innovative organizations, and researchers with the knowledge and tools to map, brand, and grow their startup ecosystems.

Our global startup ecosystem map has tens of thousands of registered startups, coworking spaces, and accelerators creating a robust sample of innovation worldwide. Our annual reports and ranking tables are used by hundreds of thousands of readers to inform decisions on relocation, investment and research.

Our Mission

StartupBlink mission is to uncover and share the momentum of startup ecosystems and accelerate their growth.

We supply all stakeholders in the global startup ecosystem accurate and publicly available information to help them make location related decisions. We also enable Ecosystem developers to grow their ecosystem using of our assets such as mapping, promotion, lead generation, analysis, policy advising and trainings. For more information, explore our ecosystem partnerships.

Startup Ecosystem Research

Once a year, we release the world’s most comprehensive Global Startup Ecosystem Index Report, ranking the Startup Ecosystems of  1,000 cities and 100 countries. Our reports are read by hundreds of thousands of decision-makers around the world and receive hundreds of mentions in the global and national press. Our goal is to provide free quality information for startup founders so they can make intelligent decisions about relocation and the right place to build their startup.

In collaboration with HIEx by UNAIDS, we have also developed the Coronavirus Innovation Map. A global directory with hundreds of innovations and solutions that help people cope and adapt to life amid the Covid-19 pandemic, and to connect innovators.

StartupBlink also hosts the quarterly Startup Ecosystem Summit, a quarterly gathering of some of the world’s foremost experts and leaders in ecosystem development, offering a forum for learning and knowledge-sharing on what it takes to create an environment where entrepreneurship flourishes.

Our Team

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Eli David
Founder & CEO


Katrin Calledo 
Head of Operations


Mahmod Shamsi
Head of Business Development

Michal Weyna 
Head of Research


Ghers Fisman
Data Manager

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Sengul Erginsoy Operations Associate

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Naomi Balaban 
Marketing Manager


Martin Jordana 
Project Manager


Yaroslav Shelestov 
Data Analyst


Slavik Fokin 
Visual Communication


Catherine Vuthi Software Developer

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Desire Kaleba 
Software Developer


Ebrar Sunor 
Community Manager


Ayla Gasimova

Business Development Associate

Join our Team

If you are passionate about startup ecosystems and have innovative ideas to support startup ecosystem developers, we’d love to hear from you. Develop critical career skills, work with impressive clients, and become an expert in startup ecosystem development!

Our Advisors

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Roderick Warren 
Business Development Consultant

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Dan Valdhorn  Founder and CEO of TankU
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Jiah Kim 
Principal attorney for Jiah Kim & Associates

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Gerardo Robledillo  Founder of  
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Tal Catran
Startups & Accelerators Guru

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Denise Gee 
Founder and Managing Director at findexable


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Simon Hardie 
CEO & Founder at findexable

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Ran Sasson 
Entrepreneurship Ecosystems Advisor

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Adrien Henny
Co-founder of East-West Digital News


Ziv Baida, PhD
Management consultant at Insights Unboxed

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Nishant Das Development Facilitator and Humanitarian


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Eddy Vaisberg   Entrepreneur, builder and investor


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Daniel Seal 
Entrepreneur & Angel Investor

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Uri Adoni  
General Partner at Sanara Capital; Author, Angel Investor

Lior Brownstein Founder of L.B Financial Services  
Barak Dimenstein Digital Marketing Expert  

Joel Almeid

Ecosystem Builder at Buldanho Inovação e Tecnologia


Milton Cabral  SIDS startup ecosystem builder  


Dean  Kuchel Motivational Speaker, Ambassador to the Digital Nomad lifestyle  
Andrew Berkowitz

Andrew Berkowitz   CEO of SocialStack



Shahar Matorin Israel Country Manager at Startup Grind

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Erez Naveh VP Product at Bright Data




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David Weimer 
Project Manager at



Our Data Contributors

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