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The Global Startup Ecosystem Index

The StartupBlink Global Startup Ecosystem Index highlights the best places to start businesses and shows where thriving communities of entrepreneurs already exist to support and guide entrepreneurs.

Since startup ecosystems are constantly evolving, we update this index every year based on the availability of newer data. For now, we have researched and presented all relevant information here.

StartupBlink’s Global Startup Ecosystem Index

In this section, we present the global startup ecosystem index!

StartupBlink’s Global Startup Ecosystem Index: The StartupBlink Global Startup Ecosystem Index ranks startup ecosystems across 1000 cities and 100 countries around the world, providing ecosystem rankings for each country and city. The aim of this index is to feature and rank hundreds of startup hubs instead of highlighting a few globally recognized winners. This index considers not just startups, but also other critical players of the startup ecosystem like coworking spaces, accelerators, investors, leaders, and more.

Startup Ecosystem Analysis

The Startup Ecosystem Analysis is StartupBlink’s breakdown of prominent startup ecosystems. Many cities within each region don’t have a report published yet and are open for those who wish to submit a report for that city. If you are interested in preparing your own city startup report please contact us to find out how we can feature you and your project.

Check out the startup ecosystem analysis example of Phoenix here.

Startup Ecosystem Resources

In this article, we have collated all StartupBlink resources and articles on startup ecosystems. We have brought together a variety of topics, including governmental impact on startup ecosystems, the importance of startup ecosystem research, top-ranked startup hubs, and more.

Our aim is to provide a comprehensive outlook at startup ecosystems to find common ingredients for growth. For all StartupBlink resources mentioned below, our primary source has been our latest Startup Ecosystem Rankings Report. This report can be downloaded here. Additionally, we have tried to provide as many global resources as possible on current trends and events in startup hubs.

Relevant Startup Ecosystem Articles

Introduction of Global startup Ecosystem Rankings

The Importance of Startup Ecosystem Research

How Successful Startup Ecosystems Impact Local Economies?

How are Governments Influencing the success of their Startup Ecosystem?

The Impact of Corporations on Startup Ecosystems

Top Ranked Startup Ecosystem Cities in 2018

Startup Ecosystem Reports and Indexes

Startup Ecosystem Development Strategies

Top Ranked Startup Ecosystem Countries in 2018

Additional Resources on Startups

Kauffman Foundation – The Kauffman Foundation has played a crucial part role in promoting entrepreneurship within United States. In addition, they are involved in research activities, provide entrepreneurial educational programs, and maintain a resource site for new businesses.

Startup Weekend – This is an exclusive website for startup events around the world. Startup Weekend is by Techstars, one of the largest American seed accelerators.

StartupDigest – StartupDigest is a great website for newsletters and news content related to the entrepreneurial and startup world. This is another website by Techstars.

Product Hunt – Known to all in the startup world, Product Hunt is a curation site for the best startups, products, and ideas. It is a great source of information about the latest innovative startups that are creating a buzz, and seeks instant feedback from its audience.

Meetup – This is an event site that can be highly useful for finding startup events globally. Meetup is not strictly focused on startup events, but can be used to create, schedule, or discover events within the startup community. StartupBlink curates startup events on Meetup in cities around the world, used by over 20,000 members across 25 countries. Check it out here.

WeWork – WeWork is the largest global coworking chain. By signing up for WeWork, one can also receive access to its bustling entrepreneurial community and a host of regular startup events. WeWork is a StartupBlink partner and offers our network a discount of up to 15%, along with a free guided tour. Sign up here to get these benefits.

More articles and resources on Startup Ecosystems here.

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