Frequently Asked Questions

Below are a few Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) to help you better understand our North American Startup Guide and answer any questions you may have.

Why was the guide created?

Our startup city guide was created to assist and encourage startups; the guide will act as the gateway to the vast array of startup and technological ecosystems, covering the expansive innovation and imagination of technology impacted cities, regions, and countries around North America. We highlight the uniqueness of vibrant cities and the resources they offer. By showcasing each regions’ events, funding sources, and so much more! This approach offers an in-depth understanding of startup ecosystems and landscapes within each city.

How can I nominate a city?

Do you think your city has what it takes to be featured on our site? Contact us and tell us why. Please include the following information in your request: Name of city, website URL, why you think this should be added to the site, name and email address of you, the requester, so we can reach out to you with questions. Please note all cities have to be approved by before they are included in the site.

How can I update existing information on the website?

Are you featured on our site but need to update specific information? No problem! Please contact us so we can work with you to modernize the information.

How do I add a Resource, Investor, and/or Event?

If you would like to suggest a Resource, Investor, and/or Event please go to the contact us and request this information to be added.  Please include the following information in your request: Name of Resource/Investor/Event, website URL, why you think this should be added to the site, name and email address of you, the requester, so we can reach out to you with questions. Please note all Resource, Investor, and/or Event requests have to be approved before they are included in the site.

Who is part of the team?

The startup ecosystem guide is managed by its dedicated staff and eager volunteers.  Please visit our About Us page (click to About Us webpage) to learn more about who we are.

What is Adeo InterActive?

Adeo InterActive is a full-service event production and startup data intelligence firm based in Austin, Texas. We provide innovative event production services and startup data intelligence for corporate organizations with startup-focused needs who are searching for the next big disruptive technology.  Since, 2005, Adeo InterActive has produced numerous events and programs for clients including NASA, Kauffman Foundation, AARP, Turner Entertainment, Student Startup Media, Business Investment Growth, Busby Foundation, Heathway, Louisville Innovation Summit and Engage Digital Media. Adeo InterActive is also the creator and organizer of the startup city guide.

How do we advertise our company in the startup guide?

Are you looking to expand the reach of your company and/or service to our targeted startup community? If so, please contact us so we can work with you on a customized plan to meet your goals.

Why is the guide centered on North America?

North America is home to startup hubs like Silicon Valley and New York City that lead the global startup community. In addition to Adeo InterActive, our parent company, being based here, it seemed only natural to start at home! You will find our vast North American communities to be rich in diversity and able to  fulfill your next startup’s needs.

I am interested in adding a Startup City to your vast network outside of North America.  How do I do that?

We recognize that vibrant startup communities are not unique to North America. Eventually, our website will offer startup information related to thriving communities in all corners of the globe. So, keep checking back with the site as we will reference this on the homepage when it is available!

City Ambassador, what is that?

Our city ambassadors are an incredible group of individuals spread throughout North America who have offered their support to help build out the startup city guide. Each ambassador understands the landscape and ecosystem of a designated city. These dedicated individuals are located in startup cities and update the local cities content on our site.

How can I become a City Ambassador?

Are you an experienced and passionate member of the startup community in your city? If you would like to apply for the city ambassador position, contact us and tell us why. Please include the following information in your request: Name of the city. why  you are right for this position, name and email address of you, the requester, so we can reach out to you with questions.

How was a startup city selected?

Our team selected cities that have demonstrated a strong network of startup resources, events, and potentials. The cities listed range from well-established ecosystems to up-and-coming environments. Regardless of their stature, they are cities to look out for!

How can I be involved with the development of the site?

Are you interested in researching global startup communities? Are you interested in joining the team? If so, please contact us and tell us why you are eager to get involved.

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