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Startup ecosystems can be fragmented, and startup resources can seem hidden to many newcomers.  

The Startup Ecosystem Canvas from the Founder Institute, provides entrepreneurs in over 100 cities with a sequential list of the best local tools, people, investors, and companies that help startups through every stage of their journey.  

You can find the All Startup Ecosystem Canvas Documents here (all documents are open for comments and contributions). 

Or, browse the most recently updated resources below. 


Resource Lists


Houston Startup Resource List: 470+ Accelerators, Incubators, Investors, and more

By Dustin Betz on May 15, 2024

South Carolina Startup Resource List: 100+ Accelerators, Incubators, Investors, and more

By Askshay Kumar on Jan 04, 2023

Pittsburgh Startup Resource List: 500+ Accelerators, Incubators, Investors, and more

By Dustin Betz on Jan 04, 2023

Georgia Startup Resource List: 240+ Accelerators, Incubators, Investors, and more

By Askshay Kumar on Sep 12, 2022

Impact and Sustainability Startup Resource List: 550+ Accelerators, Incubators, Investors, and more

By Askshay Kumar on Aug 29, 2022

Cameroon Startup Resource List: 140+ Accelerators, Incubators, Investors, and more

By Askshay Kumar on Aug 22, 2022

Quantum Startup Resource List: 370+ Accelerators, Incubators, Investors, and more

By Askshay Kumar on Aug 15, 2022

Bali Startup Resource List: 160+ Accelerators, Incubators, Investors, and more

By Askshay Kumar on Aug 15, 2022

Zimbabwe Startup Resource List: 160+ Accelerators, Incubators, Investors, and more

By Askshay Kumar on Aug 04, 2022

Uruguay Startup Resource List: 250+ Accelerators, Incubators, Investors, and more

By Dustin Betz on Jul 29, 2022

Space Tech Startup Resource List: 420+ Accelerators, Incubators, Investors, and more

By Phylecia Terrell on Mar 14, 2022

Main Components

The Startup Resource Lists are created from the Startup Ecosystem Canvas, which represents a somewhat sequential view of a startup ecosystem. It was inspired by Startup Communities, and refined using the Founder Institute's experience launching companies in over 200 cities worldwide. To read the long story behind its creation, see this blog post.

Download the Startup Ecosystem Canvas Template here.


1. The Stages

There is no one right way to build a technology company, but for the sake of simplicity we have outlined a basic, common framework.

Idea Stage

This is where new entrepreneurs get inspired, learn best practices, develop skills, validate ideas, and begin to build their team and product.

Launch Stage

In this stage, entrepreneurs establish and formalize the company, develop the product, get feedback from customers, and prepare for the next step.

Growth Stage

Here, a startup proves their utility, receives recognition, and scales up. This usually requires funding, angels, VCs, and ways to connect them to startups.

2. The Supporters

To facilitate the steps, every ecosystem needs strong supporters.

Evangelists

Successful entrepreneurs must be the guiding forces of any startup ecosystem, especially in the Idea-Stage.

Government

Public organizations can play an important role by facilitating and supporting the community in the Launch-Stage.

Talent

You can't grow without talent, and both universities and large technical employers attract and cultivate the local talent pool.

3. The End Product: Success Stories

It takes time, but the product of a strong ecosystem is startup success. The leaders of these companies should be startup evangelists, as well.

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