Map and showcase your startup ecosystem

Promote your local startup scene to an international audience and share stories of innovation, impact and entrepreneurship.

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Our global community

We’re on a mission to bring your local success stories to a global community and offer a refreshing and comprehensive examination of what your startup ecosystem has to offer.

Through our guidebooks and digital platform we present the most relevant information and data to navigate your startup scene and facilitate the connection between entrepreneurs and startups with key stakeholders.









Why partner with us?

Global visibility

We promote your local innovation and startup scene to an international audience. As a partner, you gain increased brand awareness through high-quality features as well as visibility on all our communication channels.

Holistic overview

Besides presenting key data and quantitative information about your ecosystem, our approach is to provide a holistic overview including cultural insights, practical information to get started and tips from local entrepreneurs.

Networking opportunities

We pride ourselves in our extensive network of partners. Through a strategic partnership, we can help you gain access to new opportunities for collaboration, connect with innovative global communities and foster meaningful connections within this network.

Curated content

We collaborate with respected organizations and individuals in the local startup community to help us ensure a trustworthy and accurate overview of the startup scene.

Quality and brand storytelling

A high focus on storytelling is one of the key factors that makes our offering unique. We can help you craft and share inspiring stories of innovation, impact and entrepreneurship.

Exposure to new resources and talent

By sharing local success stories, practical advice and a transparent overview of your ecosystem, we aim to position your cit as an exciting startup hub so you can attract global talent and investors.

Partnership opportunities

Whether you’re interested in promoting your city as a startup hub, sharing inspiring stories of innovation and impact, or amplifying your initiatives and projects — we can support you!

print & Digital

The Startup Guide is a 250-page book that provides city-focused content, mapping out different local ecosystems. The book features startups, founders, coworking spaces, investors, and more.


The Explorer Series booklet is perfect for anyone looking to explore new cities and connect with local innovation communities. It includes curated local insights on urban impact solutions and recommendations from local founders for both business and leisure activities.

Digital Ecosystem

Our digital platform showcases startup ecosystems worldwide and offers insights on both local and global innovation. It provides an in-depth look at global innovation ecosystems, featuring original stories curated from local key players.

Impact data
Impact Index

Impact Index is a data and storytelling platform that aims to assess and showcase the most impactful startups and connect them with the right investors and partners.

research and reports

Connect is our consultancy where we apply the experience we have gained in over 60 ecosystems. Our offering includes learning journeys, strategic reports, workshops, and creative productions, that can be customized to meet the needs of our clients.

community events

Our annual conferences, Impact the Future and Global Summit, bring together public and private players from all over the world to find solutions for local and global challenges through entrepreneurship, innovation, and technology.

“Startup Guide is a very effective way for national and local governments to understand their ecosystems and also promote them to the world”

Kiyoshi Nakazawa

Director IT Department JETRO/IPA New York
Partner, Startup Guide Tokyo & Japan

“The whole world is looking to Africa for
the next waves of innovation, and one of the takeaways for me is to leverage platforms like Startup Guide to tell our stories.”


Africa Director SAP Next-Gen
Main Partner, Startup Guide Johannesburg, Cape Town, Accra, Lagos, Kigali & Nairobi

“We were seduced by the originality and high quality of both the support and the content.”


Community & Partner, Startup Guide Brussels

“I think Startup Guide is a fantastic resource for the startup community at large, as it’s a valuable relationship builder. And trusted relationships are the best currency.”


Director of Innovation Ericsson ONE
Partner, Startup Guide Stockholm

“I liked that Startup Guide is not about rankings and cities competing against each other.”


Director Startup Amsterdam
City & Community Partner, Startup Guide Amsterdam

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Let’s discuss possible opportunities and see how we can best work together.