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.

Selection of Our PAST Projects

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


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
  • Benchmark analysis with interantional peers
  • Development of recommendations for improvement


2-day offline (or virtual) event with 20-30 participants to identify opportunities and develop project ideas

  • Interactive workshop to map out opportunities in defined future fields, like health tech, 5G, sustainability or climate tech.
  • Ecosystem Project Canvas to guide project ideation and first feasibility check
  • Involvement of international serial entrepreneurs, unicorn investors or changemakers as sparring partners

Accelerate Your Project

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

Support Projects from Your Community

Bring the DEEP Ecosystem Accelerator to your city and invite local and international innovation players 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

The Easiest Way to start: Become a Member




Apply for our Ecosystem Leader Program and benefit from

  • Free Access to the DEEP Academy (Knowledge Hub)
  • Free Access to the DEEP Startup Ecosystem Conference
  • Partnership to build your local Ecosystem
  • Be our local DEEP Ambassador
  • Tailor-made implementation plan
  • Partnership Agreement to raise funds together
  • No costs if we do not succeed


Data Subscription

42 € / month

incl. VAT


  • Tracking >1,000 Startups in the Heatmap Startup List (4x year)
  • Annual list of Who is Who of European Ecosystem Leaders
  • Full Access to Premium Publications on Ecosystem Trends
  • 1 Scuba Ticket for the next DEEP Ecosystem Conference included


Community Membership

75 € / month

incl. VAT

DEEP Advanced Subscription

  • All benefits of DEEP Pro plus
  • Full Access to the DEEP Academy with >20h online learning on how to build your ecosystem
  • Access to DEEP Data App with full dataset tracking >120 cities and >200 accelerators
  • Complementary Access to all DEEP Conferences (1 person)

Strategic Partnership

Ask us


  • All benefits of DEEP Advanced plus tailor-made package with
  • Quarterly Expert sessions on Ecosystem Trends in your City and Europe
  • Tailor-made Data Extracts and Analysis on Demand
  • Promotion of your Startup Hub via a Heatmap profile page
  • Promotion of Calls for Startups
  • Active Role in the Agenda of the DEEP Ecosystem Conferences

They are trusting us

“ …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”

Estefania Escobar, InsurLab, Cologne, Germany

"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."

Ermo Tikk, Tartu