2022 | StartupBlink View the Global Startup Map p. 6 The Index is used annually by hundreds of thousands startup founders, startup ecosystem developers, corporations, and other stakeholders to support critical decisions on policy making, strategy, relocation, and investment. StartupBlink is using the Index and its vast underlying data sets in various analyses and policy advising projects related to startup ecosystem development for dozens of governments and international organizations. There are multiple sources of data used to build the index. Firstly, the global map is crowdsourced with hundreds of thousands of startup related entities. StartupBlink also works closely with numerous global data partners, such as Crunchbase, SEMrush, Statista, and Meetup to supplement data from these unique sources. In addition, we work with approximately 100 Ecosystem partners, most of which are government agencies, and receive data about their ecosystems. You can join them at no cost here. Finally, substantial data is received from the deployment of white-labeled global Startup Industry Maps, using StartupBlink technology, such as The Global Fintech Map and the COVID-19 Resilience Innovation Map. There are also dozens of specific location ecosystem portals (Example here for the city of Bogota), helping us to collect additional data. Interactive ranking tables with all ecosystems, including the 1000 top-ranked cities worldwide, are available in the section below the StartupBlink Global Map. This report's structure remains the same as last year. Initially, we present the methodology, key insights, and supply analysis at the regional level where power shifts between regions are revealed. We then introduce the startup ecosystem of each of the 100 ranked countries and analyze the rankings of their cities. This section is followed by alternative rankings of startup ecosystems by industries and subscores, as well as additional analysis on topics such as Ecosystem Variety and rankings by industries, like Ecommerce & Retail or Fintech. We conclude with a few startup ecosystem case studies of our partnered cities. This year's report continues our tradition of introducing new analyses that we believe you, our readers, will be excited about.