THE ECOSYSTEM STORY
The idea for the Ecosystem emerged from our own need. THESTARTUP.com needed to build a suite of digital tools for our private incubator clients as well as develop a command center we could use to better manage our various incubator companies. After failing to find an existing solution in the current marketplace, we looked to produce our own simple software and what would become the Ecosystem started to take form.
Before development began, however, we decided to not only create a tool THESTARTUP.com could use, but to create something that startups and startup communities around the world could use to grow, launch and scale their own companies as well. After surveying over 2,000 entrepreneurs and over 100 startup communities, we discovered that our command center would provide the connectivity, digital tools, data management, customization, mentor facilitation, e-learning, financial management and portfolio management they needed as well.
And thus, the Ecosystem was born!