About StartupBlink


StartupBlink is the world’s most comprehensive startup ecosystem map and research center. We provide startup ecosystem developers with mapping, analysis and promotion modules for their region.

StartupBlink also aims to create value for our entrepreneur communities by connecting them with important resources from our global partners. 


Our global startup ecosystem map has tens of thousands of registered startups, coworking spaces, and accelerators creating a robust sample of global innovation mapping.  StartupBlink is proud to manage dozens of active local startup chapters with tens of thousands of entrepreneurs around the globe. Our Website has tens of thousands of monthly visitors.


Once a year, we release the world’s most comprehensive Startup Ecosystem Rankings Report with over 1,000 cities and 100 countries ranked. Our reports have been downloaded by tens of thousands of decision-makers around the world and received hundreds of mentions in the global and national press. Download your ecosystem report here.


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StartupBlink offers both public and private sector organizations that aspire to lead their local startup ecosystems several partnership opportunities based on the needs of the organization. Currently, there are 4 partnership opportunities to choose from:

Ecosystem Partnership program is designed for public sector organizations, government and municipalities around the world, that want to promote and map their local startup ecosystem. Startup Ecosystem Partners are provided with six comprehensive Ecosystem Development Modules, including Module A.1: International Promotion of your Ecosystem and Organization, Module A.2: Creation and Marketing of your Ecosystem Report, Module B.1: Leverage our Map, Database, and Local Communities, Module B.2: Active Mapping and Quarterly Reports, Module C: Consulting and Ecosystem Development Trainings, and Module D: Customized Vertical Research and Reports. If you want to find out more about the program and the benefits of joining it, visit us here.

StartupBlink Pro is created for a deeper understanding of local and global startup ecosystems. By signing up for a PRO account on Startupblink.com, you will receive unlimited access to advanced analysis tools on hundreds of startup ecosystems at both the country and city levels. Our data is pulled from tens of thousands of registered users, global partners, local representatives, governments, and universities around the world. Get your PRO account now here.

City Partnership program is meant to boost visibility of private sector organizations that aspire to lead their startup ecosystem.  Our City Partners are connected with 75,000+ entrepreneurs and decision-makers on the StartupBlink Global Startup Map, our startup ecosystem ranking Reports and Communities. As this program is designed to offer exclusive benefits for each of our partners, we accept only one partner per city. If you want to be recognized as the leader of your local startup ecosystem around the world and receive all the necessary assistance to boost it up, apply and lock your city here.

Customized Research and Mapping: Finally, StatupBlink offers research, mapping and ranking services for organizations that want to create their own customized research focusing solely on a specific vertical, be that Fintech, Healthtech, Ecommerce, Manufacturing, you name it! Contact us to see how we can help you to build your own vertical research.

Startup Ecosystem Consulting: StartupBlink’s CEO, Eli David, is  working with governments on consulting and training modules connected to the strategic decisions for their ecosystem development. Contact us for more details.


Eli David is StartupBlink’s CEO. He is a Certified Public Accountant, Economist, and an MBA graduate with work experience in such firms as KPMG and BDO. (Connect with Eli on Linkedin)

Michal Weyna is COO of StartupBlink. He holds a degree from Warsaw School of Economics, and has joined the team with over 10 years of corporate experience.

Agweyu Robin is the Business Development Manager of StartupBlink. She is a Landscape Architect by profession and she has joined the team to create new fresh products and increase StartupBlink’s diverse range of products.

Katrin Calledo is the Partnerships Manager at StartupBlink. She holds a Masters degree in Behavioral Economics from Universite Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne. She joined the team with over two years of experience in Marketing and Market Research.

Martin Jordana is the Project Manager of StartupBlink. He holds a marketing degree from De Montfort University, and has joined the team with over a year of PR agency experience.


Roderick Warren, business development consultant

Roderick is a co-founder of the project, and we are now happy to have him as our strategy consultant. Roderick is from Zurich, Switzerland, and has worked for various technology companies such as Oracle and Sun Micro-systems. Before entering the Tech industry, Roderick was a Specialist in Fire Protection and Emergency Management working on assignments in conflict areas such as Iraq and Kosovo.

Dan Valdhorn is the StartupBlink consultant for business development.

Dan is the Founder and CEO of TankU, a start-up which uses existing information from a range of sensors on the roads, together with AI, in order to make road-based services more convenient, faster, and safer. Dan has a great deal of experience in guiding and consulting tech companies and evaluating startups for investors.

Adrien Henni is co-founder of East-West Digital News, an international tech news and research agency covering Eastern Europe. With nearly 20 years of experience in the high-tech and venture businesses, he advises a variety of startups, investors and other organizations.

Jiah Kim is the principal attorney for Jiah Kim & Associates and a legal advisor for StartupBlink.  Jiah worked for several New York law firms before starting her own to serve her favorite clients, international startups. She continues to travel. learning about different laws, eating lots of great food, and meeting awesome people.

Gerardo Robledillo is a software engineer turned entrepreneur. He has lived as an expat in various corners of the world since 2005 and created both the International Schools Database and Expatistan.com to help make life easier for future expats.


Dr. Paul Lethbridge is the Academic and Startup Program Senior Manager for ANSYS, Inc. He is responsible for product and marketing strategy of the ANSYS Startup Program globally. Paul joined ANSYS in April 1999.

Denise Gee is a journalist, marketer, researcher and strategic advisor with 20 years of experience in Fintech and digital financial services and global corporate marketing – including BP, and as head of corporate communications for Visa.

Simon Hardie has two decades of experience producing financial intelligence content, research and events for global media including The Economist and Euromoney, joining MagnaCarta Communications to build the companys research and analytics capabilities. 

David Weimer has more thann 15 years experience in leading international import and export including QA offices in China. He has solid experience in approval processes and certification for complex products. Highly adaptive visionary and passionate, solution-driven entrepreneur. He is currently working at smedo.de
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Crunchbase is the leading platform for professionals to discover innovative companies, connect with the people behind them, and pursue new opportunities. Over 50 million professionals—including entrepreneurs, investors, market researchers, and salespeople—trust Crunchbase to inform their business decisions. Companies all over the world rely on Crunchbase to power their applications, making over a billion calls to their API each year.

SEMRush is a trusted data provider whose data is used by more than 4,000,000 marketing professionals around the world. With 40+ tools and data for 190 countries and regions, SEMrush platform brings its users opportunities to reveal competitors’ marketing strategies, evaluate businesses’ and partners’ potential and provide market insights.

Findexable has been founded with the mission to build the world’s first Global Fintech Index to identify emerging hubs, and to promote growth of progressive, inclusive financial services everywhere. We’re building a global coalition to promote the values of fintech – and help it meet its potential to improve access to financial services across countries and regions.

We are proud to have Coworker as an official StartupBlink partner. Coworker is the world’s most comprehensive Coworking directory. Find your next coworking space there!

SimilarWeb constantly analyses 3 million apps and 80 million websites to provide their thousands of clients the best market intelligence solutions. With 24/7 support, they help a broad range of clients, from small businesses to global enterprises, understand, track, and grow their digital market shares.


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StartupBlink has dozens of chapters in top startup cities around the world. They are run by our City Partners. Are you passionate about the growth of your local startup ecosystem? Join a community of global influencers and lead your city’s meetup chapter!

Dozens of groups with tens of thousands members

A few of our City Partners:

Catherine Chan is passionate in helping startup entrepreneurs achieve their business goals, networking and sharing ideas to facilitate resource sharing, brainstorming business ideas. Catherine worked in Freight forwarding logistics industry and also had some experience in IT industry. She is currently open to opportunities and would like to explore what services she can render to other entrepreneurs.
Bruce Muff is a regional manager for Future Electronics, handling all wireless, sensor and connectivity hardware components. Previously, he was VP of Sales for Onion Corporation, an IoT hardware startup founded at Techstars/Boston. Prior to that, Bruce has held sales management and business development positions in the Boston
area for various small and large semiconductor chip companies.
Steven A. Rodriguez is the Techstars Startup Programs Regional Manager for US and Canada, Founder / Managing Director of SUEGO and Chief Culture Officer at BloomShift. He co-leads various ESHIP programs through his non-profit InnovateCoalition. Steven is a Business Development & Digital Marketing Mentor & Contributor for WeWork Labs and Coach for the DC Department of Employment Services Innovation Lab and also a Board Member to the International Council on Trade and Development. After a brief stint on Capitol Hill, Steven stumbled across the DC startup scene and is determined to help build the entrepreneurial ecosystem on the local, national and international stage.
Luis Carranza Perales is an entrepreneurship consultant specialized in social enterprises. He works at makesense as Entrepreneurship Developer in Peru’s branch office. Makesense is an international organization that promotes social innovation and entrepreneurship as a tool to solve Earth’s greatest social and enviromental challenges, with a community in over 200+ cities and offices in 7 countries.  He wants to develop the conditions for Peru to become a social entrepreneurship global hub. Luis is also cofounder in Al Emprender Podcast, a podcast designed to become a startup that helps entrepreneurs find their ideal learning route.

Dae Jin (Derik) Kim is the founder and honorary president of Global Entrepreneurs Foundation (“GEF”) and the co-founder and partner of HSR ANGEL LLC (“HSR”) located in the Republic of Korea, which has done angel investment and company build-up.  He is also a Senator of World Business Angels Investment Forum(“WBAF”) representing Korea. Before GEF, Mr. Kim was a serial entrepreneur, founding five start-ups, three of which were established in Korea, and two in the USA. He has served as CEO and Executive officer of several companies in Korea and USA, including EVP of Talon-International, Inc. 

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