By 2050 there will be no multi billion dollar company that does not leverage a powerful ecosystem.
DEEP Ecosystems invests in entrepreneurs who build ecosystems
The 2-year ecosystem acceleration and the DEEPSEA program enable entrepreneurs to develop world-class innovation systems and to raise funds for their activities via public funding applications and the development of own business models.
We Accelerate Membership-Driven Coalitions for Ecosystem Growth
Entrepreneurial ecosystems drive the emergence of novel markets of global scale. If you are striving to be a pioneer, start your journey with us.
Our Track Record
A global partner network, access to global tech events and you can run your own ecosystem conference.
Get our database with 500+ new startups every quarter and you learn how to scout yourself.
Blueprints for workshops and hub memberships to bring in institutional players.
Opportunities of >120mn € per year, help with consortium building and unique concepts that win
I feel empowered by the tools I have learnt here, because they allow me to set up new goals and find a way to actually achieve them.
____ Lisa Spöck, Standort Tirol, Innsbruck, Austria
DEEP Ecosystems skyrocketed me to a whole new level of understanding in a 3-week program.
____ Alexis Pospekhov, Latvian Startup Ecosystem Builder
I needed this reflection time to think about why we are doing things and how we are thinking we can achieve our goals as ecosystem builders. This workshop was incredibly helpful .
____ Estefania Escobar, InsurLab, Cologne, Germany
The Heatmap Team is just amazing. We were thrilled by all the effort they are putting in the report.
____ Diane, Balderton Capital
A Co-Investment for Growth
- No upfront cost for participants
- Complete alignment of interest based on revenue share
- Run an Ecosystem Hack in your City to get guaranteed seats
Bring a Startup Ecosystem Hack or Weekend to your City:
Do not miss the opportunity to create a vibrant blue economy ecosystem in your region.
Our Ecosystem Hub Model
Become an Institutional Partner
Support DEEP Ecosystems and connect with emerging hub leaders early-on and get up to speed on the latest vertical and regional trends in the startup industry.
- Access to Ecosystem Leader Network
- Tickets to DEEP Ecosystems Conference and Partner Events
- Join Data Collabs with Ecosystem Leaders to create co-branded reports and content
- Tailor-made social media posts promoting your ecosystem
- Full data access and tailor-made analysis in quarterly reports
- Quarterly 1:1 sessions with data analyst
- Access Premium Publications
- Access to DEEP Academy Online Courses
- Promotion of your Startup Opportunities in social media, newsletter and website
- Customized presentation on Startup Heatmap Platform as city, accelerator or topical landing page.
- Monthly Public Funding Monitor
- Consortium Building for Public Funding Applications
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Ecosystem Health Check
Science-based methodology to analyse the ecosystem you are operating in and defining system-wide KPIs to monitor or impact its performance.
- Scientifically-based Ecosystem Health Check with 8 metrics covering the startup community, the entrepreneurship support network, social capital as well as governance.
- Balanced analysis of quantitative and qualitative assessments
- Benchmark analysis with interantional peers
- Development of recommendations for improvement
The fastest way to produce a strong publication on your startup scene. Use the ready-made survey, methodology, benchmark data and templates to create a stunning report on your ecosystem report.
- Established methodology to get hassle-free analytics in a short time
- >8 years of historical data in European benchmark cities
- Get data on the most important indicators and compare against London, Berlin or regional champions
- Flexible report templates to produce great looking publications
- Expandable design to include further data points from your own research
Develop a strong vision for your ecosystem and bring onboard all your stakeholders in this 3-week program with international ecosystem experts.
- Vision development based on data-driven analysis
- Interactive workshop to map out opportunities in defined future fields
- Ecosystem Project Canvas to guide project ideation and first feasibility check
- International experts, serial entrepreneurs, unicorn investors or changemakers as sparring partners
DEEP Startup Ecosystem Accelerator (DEEPSEA)
We are investing in new eocsystem projects via our DEEPSEA program. We provide growth support and funding opportunities to founder communities who are ambitious and bold.
- Structured support in the conceptualization, partnership strategy and fundraising strategy
- Data-driven insights and best practices from successful startup hubs
- Access to world-wide network of innovation professionals
- Support in the visibility of your program and attraction of startups and investors
- Funding opportunities from private and public side
DEEP Ecosystem Conference
Bring the DEEP's global community of influential ecosystem leaders to your city and invite your local actors to initiate moonshot collaborations for exponential growth.
- Host the DEEP Ecosystems Conference in your city & brainstorm project ideas
- Define challenges & publish a call for the most promising project ideas
- Offer a multi-week support in form of the DEEP Startup Ecosystem Accelerator in the setup of new innovation projects in all stages from incubation to scale-up phase
- Access to international partnerships & connection to world-renown entrepreneurs
- Fundraising strategy development & scouting of matching funding opportunities
Our venture experts have over 10 years of scouting experience, working with innovation units of global corporates as well as VC firms. We are happy to design a tailor-made scouting strategy and execute a search for just the right startups relevant to your technology and innovation goals.
- A clear scouting strategy aligned with your goals.
- Defined search profile based on geography, stage, revenue sums, and team composition.
- Access to network of local startup experts across Europe.
- Longlist with potential matches.
- Detailed company profiles of shortlisted companies based on research and interviews.
- Warm introduction where there is mutual interest.