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

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

We created these lists because it takes a city to raise a startup.

Resource Lists


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Canadians of Color Startup Resource List: 289+ Accelerators, Incubators, Investors, and more

By Phylecia Terrell on Jul 09, 2021
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Global Food Startup Ecosystem Resource Guide: 324+ Accelerators, Incubators, and more

By Drew Zias on Jun 04, 2021
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Singapore Startup Resource List: 535+ Accelerators, Incubators, Investors, and more

By Phylecia Terrell on May 17, 2021
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South Florida Startup Ecosystem List: 438 + Accelerators, Incubators, Investors, and more

By Joe Garza on May 07, 2021
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Chicago Startup Resource List: 364+ Accelerators, Incubators, Investors, and more

By Drew Zias on Apr 22, 2021
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Female Founder Startup Resource List: 593+ Accelerators, Incubators, Investors, and more

By Phylecia Terrell on Mar 19, 2021
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Washington D.C. Startup Resource List: 475+ Accelerators, Incubators, Investors, and more

By Phylecia Terrell on Feb 26, 2021
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Hong Kong Startup Ecosystem Canvas: 300+ Resources for HK Tech Entrepreneurs (V3 UPDATE)

By Drew Zias on Feb 16, 2021
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Black American Startup Resource List: 742+ Accelerators, Incubators, Investors, and more (2021 Update)

By Dustin Betz on Feb 04, 2021
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Rio de Janeiro Startup Resource List: 425+ Accelerators, Incubators, Investors, and more

By Dustin Betz on Jan 28, 2021
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New Zealand Startup Resource List: 450+ Accelerators, Incubators, Investors, and more

By Phylecia Terrell on Jan 27, 2021

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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