The DEEP team has experienced ecosystem building first-hand in fast growing startup hubs like Munich, Chile, Tallinn or Lisbon. We can help you find the right model for your startup hub and help you with established tools and resources to shorten the time to impact by many years.
Suvi Kiviniemi took on the challenge to re-organize startup support with the modular acceleration program called “Living Game Intelligence Network” which she developed further during the DEEPSEA program in 2019.
Global HR Valley
Alain Dehaze, the CEO of the world’s leading HR firm Adecco, Boston Consulting Group as well as the University of Zurich have joined forces to build a center for the future of work in Zurich. DEEP is supporting this process actively.
Stockholm’s Impact Investing The mayor of Stockholm Anna König Jerlmyr in early 2021 announced the objective to turn Stockholm in the “epicenter for impact investing and startups”. Together with Invest Stockholm AB we took on the challenge
FoodTech Accelerator Romania Razvan Valceanu who is an entrepreneur and former General Manager of BitDefender Romania has taken on the challenge with DEEP to develop an international food tech accelerator in Romania.
Experienced Ecosystem Builders on Your Side
+10 years working experience building startup ecosystems across Europe
Invested 1.4mn € in startups
Ran a Microsoft Ventures startup program in Germany
+10 years working for the Latam startup ecosystem. Former Start-Up Chile CEO
Worked with +1,000 startups from all over the world
Public policies consultant for economic development
Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Florence
Tenure Track Professor in Entrepreneurship at University of Trento
Urban development and sustainability specialist
Formerly German Agency for International Development (GIZ) and ICT@frica
Founder and CEO of German BioTech startup CrystalsFirst
Ecosystem Builder at heart
START WITH AN ECOSYSTEM HEALTH CHECK
Find areas for strategic intervention by evaluating your ecosystem’s overall health or the performance of individual programs.
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
We are available to support 1:1 the implementation of your startup program and ecosystem initiatives. Our approach is based on coaching and empowerment of the program managers. This way, you will always stay in control and retain the knowledge in your team.
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
“ …I could not even remember anything with such a significant positive scale level. Your Startup Ecosystem Accelerator skyrocketed me right away to the needed level of mindset. The whole course helped me to gain a strategic view & already converted to proper insights & actions. Once again - thank you for your great job !"
Alexis Pospekhov, Latvian startup ecosystem builder & EU tech ambassador
“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 Spoeck, Standort Tirol, Innsbruck, Austria
“I needed this reflection time to go back to our team and expand our perspective on what we're doing, 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 in connecting us with those who are also facing the same problems and also helping us discover how we can tackle our challenges with an organized framework”
"I’m super happy to meet all of you and had a super inspiring time there. It’s comforting to see that many of us face similar questions and problems and yet having unique experience could make us stronger by collaborating with each other."