The Global Startup Ecosystem Report: Cleantech Edition

Acknowledgments & Partners

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A project like the Global Startup Ecosystem Report can only be realized with an enormous effort from both the project team and external supporters. Several partners have invested significant resources into the project. Numerous advisors, founders, investors, and industry experts have given us access to their knowledge, networks, and time because they support our vision and want to move their ecosystem and the whole startup sector forward. Startup Genome and Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) would like to express our deep gratitude and appreciation to everyone who contributed towards making this project possible.

Startup Genome Authors

JF Gauthier, Chief Executive Officer
Marc Penzel, President
Stephan Kuester, Head of Ecosystem Strategy
Hazel Boydell, Editor-in-Chief

External Authors

Bianca Dragomir, CEO, Valencia Cleantech Cluster
Patrick Gagné, CEO, EcoFuel
Frans Nauta, Founder, ClimateLaunchpad
Matt Toner, Partner, Shred Capital
Fred Walti, CEO, NGIN

Project Team

Startup Genome
JF Gauthier, Chief Executive Officer
Marc Penzel, President
Stephan Keuster, Head of Ecosystem Strategy
Tricia Whitlock, Chief Operations Officer
Hazel Boydell, Editor-in-Chief
Rahul Chatterjee, Director of Operations
Adam Bregu, Director of Business Development & Partnerships
Farshad Fahimi, Director of Data Strategy
Pranav Arya, Senior Consultant
Akshat Agarwal, Manager, Research
Ethan Webster, Innovation Policy Specialist
Sama Siddiqui, Member Relationship Lead
Utkarsh Jain, Manager, Research
Shreesh Dubey, Senior Operations Coordinator
Poorva Mendiratta, Senior Analyst
Anshika Gandhi, Business Analyst
Parshant Sharma, Project Manager - Data Science
Rahul Kumar, Data Analyst
Tushar Jain, Data Analyst
Whitney Messervy, Marketing Expert
Janice Venable, PR & Events Expert
Hana Javurkova, PR & Events Expert
Pavan Kumar, Manager of Sales Operations & CRM Administrator
Shekhar Parihar, Process Lead of Lead Generation & CRM Support
Neha Thapliyal, Business Development Assistant
Ana Lucia Osorio, Executive Assistant to the CEO
Parisaa Tripathi, Research & Consulting Intern
Riddhi Sehgal, Operations Intern
Aman Bansal, Data Science Intern
Vasken Spiru, Data Science Intern
Marsbased, Website Development
Kritivity Web Solutions, Design
Jessica Stillman, Writer

Global Entrepreneurship Network
Jonathan Ortmans, President
Mark Marich, Executive Vice President
Buke Cuhadar, Vice President for Global Operations
Cristina Fernandez, Vice President for Policy and Research
Peter Komives, Vice President for Strategic Development
Susan Amat, Vice President for Education

Startup Genome Network Members

Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi Global Market

Amsterdam, Netherlands



Belgrade & Novi Sad, Serbia

Cabinet of the Minister for Innovation and Technological Development

Biscay Startup Bay
Diputación Foral de Bizkaia

Copenhagen, Denmark

Frankfurt, Germany




Kuala Lumpur

New South Wales




Sharjah, United Arab Emirates


Western Balkan Region