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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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Bangalore: an Evergreen & Dynamic Startup Ecosystem- A preview to local resources

By Jonathan Greechan on 2020-04-15
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Egypt's Startup Resource List: 350+ Accelerators, Incubators, Investors and more!

By Virginia Graham on 2020-03-11
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The Guide to Bogota's Startup Ecosystem: 250+ Resources for Entrepreneurs (Updated!)

By Joe Garza on 2020-03-11
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The Buenos Aires Startup Ecosystem Canvas: A Giant List of Startup Resources

By Drew Zias on 2020-03-09
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Calgary Startup Resource List of Accelerators, Incubators, Investors, and more

By Virginia Graham on 2020-03-06
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The Guide to Austin's Startup Ecosystem in 2020: 450+ Resources for Entrepreneurs

By Drew Zias on 2020-03-05
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Black American Startup Resource List: 200+ Accelerators, Incubators, Investors, and more

By Dustin Betz on 2020-02-20
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Lagos Startup Resource List: 250+ Accelerators, Incubators, Investors, and more

By Jonathan Greechan on 2020-01-21
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Bucharest Startup Resource List: 250+ Accelerators, Incubators, Investors, and more

By Jonathan Greechan on 2019-12-04
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Munich Startup Resources: 375+ Tools for Munich Entrepreneurs

By Jonathan Greechan on 2019-12-02
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Tel Aviv Startup Resource List: 250+ Accelerators, Incubators, Investors, and more

By Jonathan Greechan on 2019-11-24

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.


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


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


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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