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 and identify areas for improvement.

Below is the Honolulu Startup Ecosystem Canvas, which was created at a community event in conjunction with members of the Honolulu startup ecosystem. This document is currently in v2 below and needs community input!

You can also download the worksheet, see all guidelines, and view examples at

Image of Start up ecosystem: Honolulu

Learn more about the Startup Ecosystem Canvas here, and leave us your thoughts on the Honolulu Canvas on this page or on Twitter using the hashtag #honolulucanvas.

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