Explore novel ecosystem opportunities.

Connect the dots around cities

Want to improve your startup ecosystem, but don’t know where to start? Help us help you as your strategic partner.


Leverage our knowledge of the public sector and startup ecosystems in order to grant a strategic partnership with government entities.


Use our specific advisory services in order to explore startup ecosystems and new business opportunities.


Utilize our network to provide proper strategies in order to implement entrepreneurial programs in the University.

From the beginning, Startup Guide’s mission has been to, guide, empower and inspire people to start their own businesses anywhere. Connect by Startup Guide was created to share the knowledge and experience we gained  after publishing our guidebooks in over 30 different cities around the world. Based on this,  Connect aims to provide a strategic partnership promoting cities’ economic and social development through innovative startup ecosystems.

We helped them explore the startup world and promote social and economic development.

“Connect by Startup Guide has given us a unique opportunity to explore cutting-edge technologies and engage with innovative startups who have the potential to transform the fashion retail industry. For five days, we toured Scandinavia's most renowned innovation hubs, met with startups and participated in workshops. We were so inspired by the learning journey that we decided to launch our own entrepreneurship lab.”

French retailer KIABI

“After seeking potential partnerships in Europe, we found Connect by Startup Guide, and we must say we’re happy we did! They helped us find pioneering European startups in IoT, Cleantech and Smart Grid to tackle several innovation challenges that we organized. They did great work for us, and the return on investment was worth it!”

Innovation challenge platform Agorize

Why work with Connect by Startup Guide?
Access to an extensive network of 10,000 entrepreneurs.


Since our first guidebook was published in 2014, we have shared the stories of more than 500 startups and have developed an extensive network of over 10,000 entrepreneurs. Connect with our network within a wide range of industries around the world.


Startup Guide has researched and published guidebooks that help entrepreneurs navigate the startup scenes in their own cities, but also in ones around the world. . With books in Europe, North America and the Middle East, we have amassed an incredible amount of knowledge about each city’s innovative startup community.


Our team has a wide range of experience in the public sector and has helped over a dozen companies explore startup ecosystems and new business opportunities.

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Need inspiration?
Explore a client case study: KIABI

Who we are

Connect is a strategic consultancy company that seeks to promote connections between the Startup Guide Network. Our goal is to help cities, companies and universities reach their best ecosystem while promoting  social and economic development. Connect is a part of Startup Guide, a publishing  and media company founded in 2014 by Sissel Hansen that has produced guidebooks in over sixty cities around the world.