Global Startup Ecosystem Report (GSER)




Marc Penzel                      Peter Komives
Founder & COO                Vice President for Strategic Development
Startup Genome               Global Entrepreneurship Network



GEN  |  Startup Genome

Startup Genome, in partnership with GEN, have jointly released the Global Startup Ecosystem Report since 2017 in an effort to crack open the DNA of the worlds' most dynamic startup hubs.

GSER's data and analysis is intended as a guidepost for helping founders, employers, policymakers and regional leaders to accelerate the growth of their local startup ecosystems.

All cities participating in this research are rigorously analyzed based on their performance and eight factors driving startup success: funding, market reach, global connectedness, technical talent, startup experience, resource attraction, corporate involvement, founder ambition and strategy.

GEN is supporting the GSER by helping connect with local founders, investors and industry experts.




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Startup Genome's mission is to empower cities all over the world to capture their fair share of the new economy by accelerating the economic growth of startup ecosystems through benchmarking, networking, and exposure.  Fueled by primary research with 10,000+ startups annually--the voice of entrepreneurs--Startup Genome supports local ecosystem leaders with building consensus for action on key challenges. For more information, visit