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Collaborating with StartupBlink as an ecosystem partner can bring a range of benefits to your organization and ecosystem. As the most comprehensive startup ecosystem map and research center, we publish the Global Startup Ecosystem Index Report (GSEI) annually, ranking the top 1,000 cities and 100 countries worldwide. 

StartupBlink’s GSEI is based on an elaborate algorithm with more than 40 parameters focused on measuring each ecosystem’s quantity, quality, and business environment. 

Every year, we onboard dozens of government organizations globally. As representatives of their startup ecosystems, they become our ecosystem partners free of charge and can contribute by supplying data and information about their ecosystems to ensure their rankings are accurately reflected in the Index. e In this article, we will highlight the benefits and conditions of becoming our data partner.

The 3 Benefits of Becoming our Ecosystem Partner

1. Be an Ecosystem Hero: Add More Entities

Our ecosystem partners are granted one admin user account to curate entities in their city.  This admin access allows them to add, edit, and delete entities. The complementary ecosystem partners can add up to 30 entities for each partnership period.

2. Stand Out In Our Next StartupBlink Global Startup Ecosystem Index Report

We endorse our ecosystem partners’ logos under their country section on our next GSEI, a widely mentioned and downloaded report by hundreds of thousands of decision-makers worldwide.

Here are some notable testimonials for StartupBlink’s GSEI2022:

“This report proves we are Europe’s undisputed tech powerhouse – producing billion-dollar firms and successful startups across the country and transforming cities every year. But we aren’t complacent and are moving to make sure the UK remains one of the best places in the world to start, scale, and attract record levels of investment in tech businesses.” Chris Philip, former Minister for Tech and the Digital Economy, the United Kingdom

“StartupBlink has been a valuable source of information with regard to startup ecosystems around the globe, and their performance, based on a set of 3 important criteria. The Greek Government cooperated closely with StartupBlink by providing reliable information for the Greek Innovation Ecosystem. We are content to see that Greece’s startup ecosystem rankings have improved in terms of quantity, quality, and impact of the ecosystem.” Dr. Christos Dimas, Deputy Minister of Development and Investments, Greece

Azerbaijan has always been known as the Land of Fire. Today, thanks to our young talents and successful startups, we are confidently moving forward to be recognized as the Country of Innovations.”

Ulvi Mehdiyev, Chairman of the State Agency for Public Service and Social Innovations under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan

We are also proud to see that StartupBlink’s GSEI  is covered by thousands of publications worldwide, such as CNN Money, Forbes, Yahoo Finance, SBS CNBC, South China Morning Post, and Business Insider.

3. Endorse your Brand on Your Startup  Ecosystem Dashboard

The benefits you will gain from this partnership are not limited to GSEI, but your organization will also be featured with your logo and link to your website on our map within the Partnered Geography Ecosystem Dashboard on the StartupBlink website for the whole year.

What are the commitments of becoming our Ecosystem Partner?

We would like to make this partnership fruitful for both parties. Hence we set up some conditions to satisfy once you become our ecosystem partners.

  1. Add a minimum of 10 entities to the map until the next report release date. This ensures that your ecosystem is presented with a good sample size.
  2. Announce the partnership on your preferred social media channel within a month of joining as a partner. 
  3. Participate in a follow-up feedback call with our team after the report’s launch and share your experience.
  4. If your ecosystem ranking momentum is positive, let the world hear about it by publishing your positive ranking results in your marketing channels and notifying the local press.
  5. If you are satisfied with the results of the Partnership, grant StartupBlink a testimonial after the next annual report is released. This way, we can celebrate your ecosystems’ success and promote your organization.

About Us:

StartupBlink is the world’s most comprehensive startup ecosystem map and research center, working with over 100 government entities worldwide. StartupBlink’s global startup ecosystem map has tens of thousands of registered startups, coworking spaces, and accelerators, creating a robust sample of innovation globally.

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