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StartupBlink has launched the second edition of its quarterly Startup Ecosystem Summit. On Tuesday 26th January attendees will be joined by some of the world’s strongest experts and leaders in startup ecosystem development, to learn and share knowledge on what it takes for cities and nations to create an environment where entrepreneurship and wider economic activity flourishes. 

Startup Ecosystem Summit

Innovation for the future

As a Global Startup Ecosystem Research Center, StartupBlink’s work revolves around understanding the latest trends in ecosystems and making comparative analyses between locations. In our work we try to answer questions such as ‘How can cities further economic prosperity into the next decade with innovation and technology?’ ‘Which cities should entrepreneurs relocate to in 2021?’ and ‘How do you change the perceptions of up and coming startup ecosystems?’.

The StartupBlink Ecosystem Summit will attempt to answer these questions through a series of webinars, discussions, and events, bringing together ecosystem developers from the public and private sector, with a focus on a wide range of industries.

Startup Ecosystem Pitching

We expect startups to pitch, and of course, it is one of most difficult things entrepreneurs are expected to do. At startupblink we believe an ecosystem is a product, it has to be marketed as such and the responsibility falls to ecosystem developers. Therefore, we are excited to feature special edition pitching events at the summit, where ecosystem developers from 12 cities will be showcasing to entrepreneurs and investors the strengths and features of their ecosystems.

Startup Ecosystem Summit: The Agenda

How to Promote your Ecosystem

10:00am – 11:00am London

The first event of the day will see Founder and CEO of StartupBlink, Eli David, discuss how to promote Startup Ecosystems, based on StartupBlink’s database and years of on-the-ground work with some of the fastest-growing ecosystems in the world.

Startup Ecosystem pitching featuring 6 cities

11:00am – 12:00am London

At 11 am attendees will see the first of the summit’s ecosystem pitching events. Here, entrepreneurs can sit back and listen to ecosystem developers from some of the most exciting startup cities and countries showcasing the strengths and features of their respective ecosystems.

Startup Trend Projections for 2021

12:00noon – 1:00pm London

The midday event will feature senior figures in open and corporate innovation discuss projections on startup ecosystem trends for 2021. The conversation will draw on the startup ecosystem annual report and the startup ecosystem map and rankings.

Startup Ecosystem Development in Developing Countries and Rural Cities

1:00pm – 2:00pm London

While the reputations of startup ecosystems in developed countries and major international hubs are well affirmed, our final panel discussion of the day will discuss how ecosystem development principles can be (and are being) applied to developing countries and rural cities.

Startup Ecosystem pitching featuring 6 cities

2:00pm – 3:00pm London

The second ecosystem pitching event of the day will feature startup ecosystem developers from 6 more of the most exciting startup cities and countries showcasing the strengths and features of their respective ecosystems.

The StartupBlink Ecosystem Summit

Attendees can register for the event here. All the panels, discussions and pitching events will also be streamed live on our Youtube Channel. If you would like to find out about more about our work in ecosystem development, check out our ecosystem partnership.

StartupBlink is a global startup ecosystem map and research center that ranks the ecosystems of 1,000 cities and 100 countries in an annual report read by tens of thousands of decision-makers. StartupBlink works with dozens of governments, municipalities, and global organizations, like the United Nations and the World Bank Group, on the development, mapping, and promotion of global startup ecosystems. 

*The first edition of the StartupBlink Ecosystem Summit