The Global Startup Ecosystem Report 2022

About Us

Startup Genome


Startup Genome is the world-leading policy advisory and research organization for public and private organizations committed to accelerating the success of their startup ecosystem. We have advised more than 125 clients across six continents in 45+ countries to date.

Startup Genome’s mission is to accelerate startup success and ecosystem performance everywhere. We work together with global thought leaders and practitioners to define and execute robust policies and programs that drive lasting change. Our impact is rooted in over a decade of independent research with data on three million companies across 280 cities.

Working side-by-side with 300 partner organizations, our frameworks and methodologies have become instrumental in building foundations for startups and startup ecosystems to grow. Many of the world’s leading governments and innovation-focused organizations have joined our knowledge network to cut through the complexities of startup ecosystem development and fuel sustained economic growth. Considered the new science of startup ecosystem assessment, we point to key gaps in startup ecosystems and prioritize actions to take in addressing them.

Join us and boost startup success, economic growth, and job creation in your region. Follow our work at, and on LinkedIn and Twitter. Public and private startup community leaders looking to accelerate the growth of their startup ecosystem can reach us at

Our Global Network


About Global Entrepreneurship Network

The Global Entrepreneurship Network operates a platform of projects and programs in 180+ countries aimed at making it easier for anyone, anywhere to start and scale a business. By fostering deeper cross-border collaboration and initiatives between entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, policymakers, and entrepreneurial support organizations, GEN works to fuel healthier start and scale ecosystems that create more jobs, educate individuals, accelerate innovation, and strengthen economic growth. GEN’s comprehensive global footprint of national operations and global verticals in policy, research, and programs ensures members have uncommon access to the most relevant knowledge, networks, communities, and programs relative to size of economy, maturity of ecosystem, language, culture, geography, and more.

About Our Global Partners

TNW is a global digital brand that informs, inspires, and connects people who love tech, through media, events, and spaces. Primarily known for its media outlet and award-winning tech events, TNW also incorporates a coworking label, a global startup database, and delivers custom innovation programs to corporates and governments.
Provides actionable advice on private capital challenges. Combining rigorous academic approaches with real world industry expertise, its expert team focuses on complex, customized projects that require thorough analysis, whether quantitative or qualitative in nature, to help its clients assess or design strategies, improve performance, and chart winning strategies for the future.
Everyday investors, journalists, founders, and the global business community turn to Crunchbase for information on startups and the people behind them.
The foremost data provider on startups, growth companies, and tech ecosystems globally. now works with many of the world's most prominent investors, entrepreneurs and government organizations to provide transparency, analysis and insights on startups and venture capital activity.
(formerly Tech City UK): Empowers ambitious tech entrepreneurs through growth programs, digital entrepreneurship skills, a visa scheme for exceptional talent, and by championing the UK digital sector through data, stories, and media campaigns.

Global Innovation Policy Forum

  • Adenike Adeyemi, Executive Director, Fate Foundation (Nigeria)

  • Edwin Chow, Asst. CEO & Director, Enterprise Singapore (Singapore)
  • Seow Hui, Director of Startup Development Division, Enterprise Singapore (Singapore)
  • Wensheng Wu, General Manager, GEI (China)
  • Jitendra Kumar, Managing Director, Bangalore Bioinnovation Centre (Karnataka)

  • Gerard Grech, CEO, Tech Nation (fka Tech City UK) (United Kingdom)
  • Constantijn Van Oranje-Nassau, Envoy, TechLeap (The Netherlands)
  • Darja Isaksson, Director General, Vinnova (Sweden)
  • Ruben Nieuwenhuis, Co-Founder, StartupAmsterdam (The Netherlands)
  • Santtu von Bruun, Vice-Director of Economic Development, City of Helsinki (Finland)
  • Johannes Velling, Director General "Digitalization and Foreign Trade", Ministry of Economic Affairs, Innovation, Digitization and Energy (Germany)
  • Zekeriya Costu, General Manager National Technology, Ministry of Industry and Technology (Turkey)
  • Isidro Laso, Innovation, Research, Education, Culture, and Youth, European Commission

Latin America
  • Rocio Fonseca Chamorro, Chief Innovation Officer, CORFO - Chilean Economic Development Agency (Chile)
  • Felipe Matos, President, Brazilian Startup Association (Brazil)

Middle East & North Africa
  • Sharon Landes-Fischer, CEO, Tel Aviv Global (Israel)
  • Sagi Dagan, VP Growth, Israel Innovation Authority (Israel)
  • Fabian Vandenreydt, Advisor to the Chairman, Abu Dhabi Global Market (Abu Dhabi)
  • Saleh Al-Rashid, Governor, Monshaat (Riyadh)

North America
  • Justin Kreamer, Senior Vice President, New York City Economic Development Corporation (United States)
  • Francis Bilodeau, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, ISED (Canada)
  • Dan Herman, Co-founder MyJupiter Inc. and former Head of Strategy, Innovation Canada
  • Chandra Briggman, President/CEO, Activation Capital (United States)
  • Mark Anthony Thomas, President, Pittsburgh Regional Alliance (United States)
  • Jonathan Ortmans, President, Global Entrepreneurship Network
  • Iain Klugman, Executive Advisor to the CEO Communictech
  • Carolyn Hull, General Manager of the Economic and Workforce Development, City of Los Angeles (Los Angeles)
  • Anne Bermonte, Director, Ontario Ministry of Economic Development (Ontario)
  • Cheryll Watson, Forum Co-Chair, Former Head of Innovate Edmonton (Canada)
  • Mathieu Gervais, Assistant Deputy Minister, Office of the Assistant Deputy Minister for Science and Innovation (Québec)

  • Kate Cornick , CEO, LaunchVic (Australia)
  • Vic Crone, CEO at Callaghan Innovation (New Zealand)

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