Startup ecosystems can be fragmented, competitive, and hidden to newcomers, which is detrimental for local startups and community growth. The Startup Ecosystem Canvas seeks to provide local entrepreneurs with a clear list of resources for every stage of their startup journey, and outline a basic framework for communities to map their ecosystem.

With applications for the Helsinki Founder Institute coming to a close, we are excited to release the Helsinki Startup Ecosystem Canvas, which is currently in Draft v1 below! It was developed by the Helsinki Founder Institute and local leaders Petri Lehmuskoski and Reidar Wasenius.

This is just a rough draft - more input is needed, so please leave your comments on this collaborative Google document, and it will be considered for the next update.

If you are looking to build a startup in Helsinki, then apply to the Helsinki Founder Institute today.

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Learn more about the Startup Ecosystem Canvas here, and leave us your thoughts on the Helsinki Canvas on this collaborative Google document, or on Twitter using the hashtag #ecosystemcanvas. This is a perpetual work in progress, and it will be updated frequently, so we want your feedback!

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