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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Sweden Startup Resource List: 410+ Accelerators, Incubators, Investors, and more

By Drew Zias on Nov 22, 2021
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Las Vegas Startup Resource List: 278+ Accelerators, Incubators, Investors, and more

By Phylecia Terrell on Nov 22, 2021
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Philadelphia-Area Startup Resource List: 432+ Accelerators, Incubators, Investors, and more

By Phylecia Terrell on Nov 15, 2021
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The Guide to Oslo's Startup Ecosystem: List of 409+ Resources for Entrepreneurs

By Drew Zias on Nov 12, 2021
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Veterans Make Great Startup Leaders. Here is a List of 174+ Resources to Help U.S. Veterans Start Up

By Jonathan Greechan on Nov 03, 2021
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Barcelona Startup Resource List: 419+ Accelerators, Incubators, Investors, and more

By Jonathan Greechan on Oct 29, 2021
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Poland Startup Resource List: 95+ Accelerators, Incubators, Investors, and more

By Jonathan Greechan on Oct 28, 2021
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Chile Startup Resource List: 128+ Accelerators, Incubators, Investors, and more

By Phylecia Terrell on Oct 28, 2021
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Karachi Startup Resource List: 185+ Accelerators, Incubators, Investors, and more

By Phylecia Terrell on Oct 28, 2021
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Eastern Europe Startup Resource List: 1,690+ Accelerators, Incubators, Investors, and more

By Phylecia Terrell on Oct 01, 2021
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Silicon Valley Startup Resource List: 596+ Accelerators, Incubators, Investors, and more

By Drew Zias on Oct 01, 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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