In the global ranking of startup ecosystems undertaken by Compass (formerly Startup Genome) in 2012, Toronto placed eighth out of the top 20 startup communities around the world.

Part of their larger Startup Ecosystem Report, the ranking was based on eight factors (as shown below), ranging from the availability of capital and company performance to the ambitiousness of the founders and the support infrastructure of the ecosystem.

Startup Genome ranking
Toronto ranked as the No. 8 startup community in 2012.

Help bump Toronto up a notch in the latest ranking. Complete the survey!

Compass, in partnership with CrunchBase, is now in the process of gathering data for their latest ranking, and they need your help. They’re calling on the entire entrepreneurial community to complete their 10-minute online Startup Ecosystem Report 2015 Survey.

To give you an idea of the scope of the project, in 2012 they gathered data from more than 50,000 startups around the world and conducted more than 50 in-depth, qualitative interviews with entrepreneurs and investors. This time around, they’re expanding it further to include even more communities and dive deeper into some specific areas, with the help of both government and private enterprise partners.

What’s in it for you?

Their ultimate goal is to create a comprehensive report that gives entrepreneurs worldwide a bigger voice, enabling them to push policy-makers to improve their local startup ecosystems and offer greater support to young companies. It also offers a glimpse at the overall health of your local startup community.

All that for only 10 minutes of your time. Complete the survey today!

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Kara Collins

Kara is the Director, Content Marketing & Communications at MaRS. She helps get the MaRS word out in every (grammatically correct) way possible. See more…