StartupBlink Blog

About StartupBlink

As a startup ecosystem map and research center, StartupBlink provides free quality information for startup founders and stakeholders so they can make intelligent decisions about the right place to build their startup.
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 uncovers the momentum of startup ecosystems and accelerates their growth.

As the world’s leading policy advising think tank on startup ecosystem growth, StartupBlink gives all stakeholders in the global startup ecosystem accurate information to help inform location-based decisions. Through our assets and advisory consulting, we enable Ecosystem developers to map, brand and grow their ecosystem.

Startup Ecosystem Research

Once a year, we release the world’s most comprehensive Global Startup Ecosystem 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

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Joshua Mitcham
Head of Business Development

Michal Weyna 
Head of Research


Ghers Fisman
Data Manager


Peter Timoshevsky 
Web Developer

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Agweyu Robin 
Business Development Manager


Martin Jordana 
Project Manager


Christos Nicolaou 
Digital Marketing and Content Manager


Slavik Fokin 
UX & Visual Communications

Our Advisors

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Roderick Warren 
Business Development Consultant

dan valdhorn

Dan Valdhorn 
Founder and CEO of TankU

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Jiah Kim 
Principal attorney for Jiah Kim & Associates

gerardo robledillo

Gerardo Robledillo 
Founder of

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Denise Gee 
Managing Director at findexable

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Simon Hardie 
CEO & Founder at findexable

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David Weimer 
Project Manager at

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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

Our Data Contributors

Interested in joining the world’s most comprehensive startup ecosystem map and research center? Find out more here: StartupBlink Contributors


Danai Kebede


Aaditya Goyal

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Luis Jordana

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Dr. Aleia Bucci

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