Startup Ecosystem Accelerator

Startup Ecosystem Accelerator



“The feeling was: 'Wow, I am not alone!' There are people with the same kind of challenges and we can exchange our experiences. This workshop helps ecosystems a lot.”
Kim Gerlach
Drivhuset, Malmoe, Sweden

 3-week online program & 2-day seminar in Lisbon

Master Ecosystem Know-How
Learn proven concepts and relevant metrics for ecosystem building.

Access an international network of peer community builders
Connect with ecosystem builders across Europe.

Get inspired by leading experts
Join weekly sessions with renowned experts.

Turn insights into Impact
Design clear strategies to take your city to the next level using our Startup Ecosystem Canvas.


Starting 13th May 2019
+ 2 DAY SEMINAR IN LISBON (6th & 7th June)

Full price 574 €, excl. VAT

Lisbon, 6th & 7th of June

Experience the vibrant Portuguese startup scene and learn from international peers. During the seminar we will have local experts join and work through the Startup Ecosystem Canvas analyzing your home ecosystem and developing concrete strategies to bring it to the next level!

In partnership with

“The Startup City Canvas is extremely helpful to put order in your thoughts and outline what your strategy should be”
David Stephenson
Chamber of Commerce Munich, Germany

The Startup City Canvas

During the seminar, we will be guided by the Startup City Canvas, sharing insights from our home ecosystems and helping each other to identify levers to activate the full potential of everyone's ecosystem. The Startup City Canvas focuses on a lean approach to ecosystem building, finding actionable tactics and working with other stakeholders to achieve more together.

All Speakers and Mentors

"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

Sami Mahroum is Visiting Senior Lecturer at INSEAD and Director of Research & Strategy at the Dubai Future Foundation as well as author of the book “Black Swan Startups”

Thomas Offner is Quarterback and Senior Manager Startups at PwC in DACH and is responsible for PwC startup programs matching corporates and startups.

Serghei Glinca is a deep tech entreprener and Co-Founder & CEO at CrystalsFirst

He is also the founder and head of the Startup Ecosystem Accelerator.

Thomas Kösters is the co-founder of the Startup Heatmap Europe and a frequent guest to many of Europe’s up and coming ecosystems from Portugal to Estonia.

Igor Oliveira is project manager at the european startup initiative and founded a company in Brazil called Semente before. As an early-stage investor, he exited two startups.

“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
Standortagentur Tirol, Innsbruck, Austria


13th May 2019
Watch independently knowledge module I:
“The Startup Phenomenon”

15th May 2019, 16:30–17:30 (Live Expert Session)
«10 learnings from 7 years roaming ecosystems»
Thomas Koesters, Founder Startup Heatmap Europe

Watch knowledge module II: Understanding ecosystems and how to grow them”

22nd May, 16:30-17:30 (Live Expert session)
«Why great startups can come from unlikely places»
Sami Mahroum, Director INSEAD Innovation & Policy

Watch knowledge module III:
“The flow of and competition for international tech talent”

29th May, 16:30-17:30 (Live Expert session)
«The elephant and the ant: Matching corporates and startups»

Thomas P. Offner, Senior Manager Startups at PwC 

6th & 7th June, Lisbon, Portugal
(arrival on 6th in the morning, leaving 7th afternoon)
Offline Seminar with experienced coach and mentors to develop a project for your local community.

“I feel overwhelmed and grateful. Feeling part of this international community of ecosystem builders is a great experience”
Maria Anagnostopoulos
envolve, Athens, Greece

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