New from the Startup Foundation with support from the Kauffman Foundation, this site focuses on startup communities are around the world. The site asks people in the target cities to add their initiatives and events. It seeks to map local entrepreneurship ecosystems. In July of 2011, Startup Weekend and The Kauffman Foundation partnered to launch the Startup Foundation in eight cities as an initial test: Los Angeles, Seattle, New York City, Detroit, Boston, Des Moines, Las Vegas, and Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Focuses on tracking:
• Job creation
• The barriers and challenges entrepreneurs face
• Size and growth of the ecosystem
• Comparative analysis between communities
• Mentor engagement