Startup Genome's mission is to empower cities all over the world to capture their fair share of the new economy.
We accelerate the economic growth of startup ecosystems worldwide through
benchmarking, networking, and exposure.
For Startup Executives
Take our survey to grow the support and recognition for your startup community.

Start Now


For Ecosystem Leaders
Join our network to benchmark your startup community and define the right actions.

Talk to us
Tap into the Voice of the Entrepreneur
Fueled by primary research with 10,000+ startups annually, we support local ecosystem leaders with building consensus for action on key challenges. Our past work has reached millions of people, influenced executive decisions around the world, has been quoted by the Obama Administration and German Chancellor Merkel, and appeared in leading business media such as The Economist, Bloomberg and Harvard Business Review.

Explore our research
Join our Ecosystem Development Network
Our network of leading para-governmental and private organizations is spread across six continents and more than 50 regions. We build on close ties with CrunchBase, Global Entrepreneurship Network, venture capital associations, selected accelerator programs and many other leading startup support organizations to grow our collective understanding about startup ecosystems and how to strengthen them faster.

Talk to us
Assess your Ecosystem in Context
We are the only organization that captures big data on the global startup ecosystem and pairs it with quantifiable best practices for growth and success. What are the vital next steps to scale and attract top-tier talent and investors? Join city leaders around the world who are applying our globally standardized assessment and startup ecosystem lifecycle models to identify exactly how to energize their new economy.

Learn about our methodology
Selected Testimonials and Partners


Iain Klugman, President & CEO, Communitech, Member for Waterloo, Canada
"Startup Genome provided an in-depth assessment of where the Waterloo startup ecosystem stands today, in addition to making practical recommendations for action going forward. The rigor and discipline they've brought to the data collection and analysis provided credibility to the recommendations."

Debra Hall, National Council Member at Angel Association New Zealand, Member for New Zealand
"Based on their past work we are confident that Startup Genome will enable us to see how New Zealand stacks up against other ecosystems on factors that matter. This will provide an informed basis for policy debates about how to further grow our sector, and support our startups successful growth."

Matsi Modise, Co-Member for Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa
"We were very honored to be given the opportunity to work with the Startup Genome team and the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation to put South Africa on the global map of innovation. We trust that the relationship will mutually benefit and connect the local, continental and global entrepreneurial ecosystem, because at the end of the day we are one global village."