The DEEP Ecosystem Journey


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Be Part of a Global  Movement to Build Better Ecosystems

The DEEP Community is an exclusive gathering of ambitious entrepreneurs and activists who run startup programs and other ecosystem initiatives. Together we are committed to grow better ecosystems around the world.



Browse the best startups from other ecosystems, exchange portfolio or mingle with international peers on the DEEP Ecosystem conference.


Map your own ecosystem, share intelligence with local stakeholders, generate visibility on the DEEP Ecosytem conference and develop a vision in an Ecosystem Hack.


Scale your ecosystem initiative to global reach with the help of the 6-week DEEP Startup Ecosystem Accelerator program (DEEPSEA).

Step 1

Join the Community & Get Inspired

>400 ecosystem leaders from all over the world, a hands-on conference 2x per year, and the opportunity to run local ecosystem events with international speakers.

Step 2

Promote your Startups Internationally

The Heatmap Startup List unites the portfolio of Europe's best startup incubators and accelerators. List your own startups to match them with investors and be the bridge to your ecosystem.

Step 3

Track your Ecosystem Growth

Use the Heatmap methodologies and survey to track and benchmark your ecosystem against >100 international hubs of all sizes. Create your own publication and put your city or accelerator on the Heatmap with a own profile.

Step 4

Develop a Vision With Your Community

Unite stakeholders behind a common vision for your community during an Ecosystem Hack and generate ideas to build cutting-edge innovation programs in your region.

Step 5

Turn Ideas into Action

In the 6-week DEEP Startup Ecosystem Accelerator you get the support you need to turn your ideas into impactful initiatives with global partnerships and a solid fundraising strategy.

Step 6

Institutionalize Your Ecosystem

Setup an Entrepreneurial Advisory Board to advise local decision-makers and empower them with quarterly data updates and a budget for new ecosystem initiatives.


Build First, Pay Later

Ideal for Grassroots

  • Sign a Co-Selling Agreement with DEEP
  • Together we can generate 270,000 € revenue
  • Free Access to the Community
  • Free Access to the DEEP Academy (Knowledge Hub)
  • Free Access to the DEEP Ecosystem Conference
  • Pre-Built Sales Pitch to Raise Funds
  • Tailor-made implementation plan
  • 1:1 Support
  • No cost if you do not succeed
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All The Tools You Need To Build Your Ecosystem

With the Ecosystem Leadership Program we empower grassroot organizations who cannot pay licensing fees upfront to still get access to the DEEP Community and all our instruments. The trick is that we raise funds together.



Complement your product portfolio with international outreach and partnering instruments

  • Step-by-step implementation plan
  • Formal offers and invoicing for each step
  • All benefits of the community
  • Conference participation with paid ticket


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Local Enablers

Empower your local ecosystem with regular data updates and visibility on the international stage

  • 1 year contract
  • Clear implementation plan, e.g. with annual startup scene report, bi-annual advisory board and promotion of calls for startups
  • All benefits of the community
  • Free Conference Participation
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Strategic Partnership


Implement a long-term growth plan and become a central part of the DEEP Ecosystem Builder Community

  • 1 or 2 year contract
  • Strategic project goals, e.g. establishment of an international growth plan
  • Hosting of DEEP Dives or the whole DEEP Conference
  • Acceleration of your ecosystem through the DEEP Startup Ecosystem Accelerator®
  • Experienced Coaches on your side
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What People Are Saying

Our members' success speaks volumes.

" 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

Ecosystem Strategist, sTARTUp Day

“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, Austria
Standort Tirol

"…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, Latvia

Latvian startup ecosystem builder & EU tech ambassador

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