Startup ecosystems can be fragmented, and startup resources can seem hidden to many newcomers.
The Startup Resource List, from the Founder Institute, provides entrepreneurs in nearly 100 cities with a sequential list of the best local tools, people, investors, and companies that help startups through every stage of their journey.
We created these lists because it takes a city to raise a startup.
The Startup Resource Lists are created from the Startup Ecosystem Canvas, which represents a somewhat sequential view of a startup ecosystem. It was inspired by Startup Communities, and refined using the Founder Institute's experience launching companies in over 200 cities worldwide. To read the long story behind its creation, see this blog post.
1. The Stages
There is no one right way to build a technology company, but for the sake of simplicity we have outlined a basic, common framework.
2. The Supporters
To facilitate the steps, every ecosystem needs strong supporters.
3. The End Product: Success Stories
It takes time, but the product of a strong ecosystem is startup success. The leaders of these companies should be startup evangelists, as well.