Welcome to StartUp Tribes
Our principle mission is to facilitate the growth of localized innovation based startup ecosystems, what we call StartUp Tribes. We do this by our deploying our consulting methodology to discover, design, develop and deploy state of art technology platforms that maps resources, connects stakeholders, and facilitates collaboration. Our team of experts all of who have deep domain expertise in growing startup ecosystems, provides clients with research and advisory services that help map, connect, engage, and empower key stakeholders. Our beliefs stem from the fact that the current models of economic development, that are largely based on old ideas such as large firm relocation and financial incentives, have not worked out for most communities. There is an crying need for more community-centric, collaborative, and inclusive approaches to economic development that are entrepreneurship led. We are aware that this is not easy work, but our success has the potential to disrupt the status-quo. What more can we ask for?
Our values include democratizing critical information, facilitating the sharing of knowledge, and building vibrant startup communities that are bound together by a collaborative culture. We believe that diversity and inclusion (D&I) are central to sustainable innovation. We believe that everyone, regardless of social or economic circumstances, has the potential to develop an entrepreneurial mindset; and that everyone has the right to get a short at becoming an entrepreneur. We also believe that with the rapid growth of cloud/mobile computing, the reach of socialmedia, easy access to startup capital and resources, and the widespread availability of free or inexpensive technology tools, NOW is the best time in human history to test ideas and build scaleable Startups.
Our consulting services and proprietary technology platforms are especially built to help founders who are driven and may have a business idea or technology with potential, but weren’t necessarily born in a privileged environment. We are committed to leveling the playing field for all current and would be founders.
So here is our ask: If you happen to be a person who is has the important responsibility of fostering innovation and entrepreneurship in your community/city, or at an academic institution, or for an entrepreneurship support organization, we want to hear from you. Please take a minute to complete the contact form below. We will get back to you for a complimentary consultation and provide you with our best recommendations.
A growing body of research by Kauffman Foundation and other economic development experts back our findings that growing entrepreneurial ecosystems that are engaged and empowered are characterized by the following key factors: Connection of people with resources , Collaboration among key stakeholders, creation of a distinct Culture of innovation, and a strong sense of belonging to a Community or a Tribe.
- Dr. Suresh Kumar & Dr. Norris Krueger