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The DeepTech Startup Ecosystem. From universities to government… | Medium

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October 18-20, 2023 / Tucson, AZ
The annual summit for research institution gap fund and accelerator programs, including proof of concept programs, startup accelerators, and university venture funds

The Story

Much has been said and written about startup ecosystems over the years. From books on building startup communities to annual rankings on ecosystem health and growth to recurring talks at festivals on ecosystem development — there’s a plethora of resources. But much less is said about the DeepTech startup ecosystem and the capital stack that fuels it.

We needed to ascertain the types of support and investment scaffolded around scientific entrepreneurs. We realized that the DeepTech ecosystem is an incredibly rich and nuanced tapestry of nodes and networks that form a constellation around advanced technology startups. We think of it as an orbital system — with different types and clusters of support orbiting around the DeepTech founders, each with its own paths, speeds, and priorities. Following is a guide to help funders and founders alike better navigate DeepTech.

Note that this analysis focuses on the United States. (Internationally, the landscape is similar yet even more complex.)

Full story: The DeepTech Startup Ecosystem. From universities to government… | by Zayd Muhamed | Dec, 2023 | Medium

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