Tuesday December 12, 2017

BRADENTON, Fla. – Are you a startup founder or leader? If so – the Startup Genome Project wants to hear from you! It’s no secret that the Bradenton-Sarasota startup ecosystem needs more top-talent and investment. Here’s a way to help solve that problem – by gaining international exposure through the 2018 Global Startup Ecosystem Report. The catch is – we need responses from at least 100 startups by January 17, 2018 to make the report as a region.

The Startup Genome Project is an in-depth assessment of the relative strengths and weaknesses of startup ecosystems worldwide, collected by a third party who creates objective bench-marking data comparing entrepreneurial/startup communities around the globe. The Startup Genome research team includes many former Kauffman Foundation researchers – these guys really know how to do ecosystem research at a global level. Here is a link to their last report Global Startup Ecosystem Report 2017 that covered 50+ ecosystems and garnered 200,000+ downloads, citations in hundreds of media articles, etc. This is the kind of exposure that will benefit our region – in a big way! https://startupgenome.com/report2017/

Startup Genome has partnered with local innovation firm Spark Growth to collect the data for our region. They need responses from companies across our 2-county region that have been in business for less than 10 years, and with a desire to grow. The survey takes 10-15 minutes to complete, and there are some startup-friendly software package incentives available to any founder who completes the survey. Here is the link for our regional survey: http://survey.startupgenome.com/gser2018?partner=sparkgrowth

We need your help to accelerate the growth and success of the Bradenton-Sarasota startup ecosystem. Startup Genome’s insights help us better understand our region and compare it to other places, and the international exposure we gain through their report aids in attracting more investors and top talent. Every investor pays attention to the resulting global report because it benchmarks more than 50 regions across the globe on 80+ key metrics. It’s crucial that our area is properly represented. We’ve all been working extremely hard to develop our community, now is the time to show it!

WHAT: Startup Founders Ecosystem Survey

WHEN: December 1, 2017 through January 17, 2018

WHERE: http://survey.startupgenome.com/gser2018?partner=sparkgrowth

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