Startup Ecosystem Lifecycle

We’ve developed a new Lifecycle Model to measure the performance and
stage of ecosystems to provide local stakeholders with strategic guidance
on focus areas at every growth stage. Based on our global survey of
thousands of startups across 56 ecosystems—public data and data
partnerships such as CrunchBase and DealRoom—it reveals insights on
each startup ecosystem in context with their global peers. This knowledge
empowers regions everywhere to take timely, informed actions that guide
the most impactful use of limited local resources, and to propel through the
lifecycle’s four phases: Activation, Globalization, Expansion, and Integration.

Startup Ecosystem Performance Model

To create lasting change, local governments need to look beyond
foundational investments and make careful long-range investments that take
the long-term performance of a startup ecosystem into consideration. Our
comprehensive research evaluates global startup ecosystems and identifies
actionable areas based on 9 key factors: Performance, Funding, Talent,
Resource Attraction, Market Reach, Startup Experience, Global
Connectedness, Corporate Involvement, and Founder Issues.

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We offer the genome of developing a well-resourced, high-performing startup ecosystem—we help you quantify what stage you are at, and we then can give you the tangible policies and activities to help you accelerate through the lifecycle.

- JF Gauthier, CEO Startup Genome