SAN FRANCISCO, April 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Startup Genome, the global leader in startup ecosystem research and evidence-based policymaking, today announced the hiring of Dane Stangler as Head of Policy. This move furthers the company's expertise in working with local leaders and governments to increase the success rate of startups and accelerate economic growth. Stangler will work with Member ecosystems to measure, inform and advise on programs to catalyze change, drive investment and improve the likelihood of success.
Startup Genome provides a holistic model to assess and grow the economic success of startup ecosystems around the world. Last month it published the third Global Startup Ecosystem Report, available for free.
Stangler brings over twelve years of experience working with entrepreneurs, policymakers, foundations and economic development organizations - with a passion to turn theory into practice. Formerly the Vice President for Research and Policy at the Kauffman Foundation, he has written and published widely in the Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, Washington Monthly, Real Clear Markets, Inc., and has been a key contributor to broadcast and print outlets, as well as a trusted expert testifying in the United States Senate on topics of entrepreneurship and economic growth.
"This is a natural fit for Dane, leveraging both his talent and dedication to helping entrepreneurs succeed," added Wendy Guillies, President and CEO of the Kauffman Foundation. "We are proud of his accomplishments at the Foundation, and we look forward to seeing him bring his wealth of experience to help Startup Genome strengthen ecosystems around the world."
At Startup Genome, Stangler will join a team of experienced data scientists, researchers and ecosystem experts dedicated to creating a global benchmark and a performance model to aid the advancement of startups around the world. "Dane brings world-class expertise in ecosystem research and policy," said JF Gauthier, CEO of Startup Genome, "I am thrilled to have him join us, and he will have a transformative impact on our mission to drive real economic impact for cities all over the world."
As part of Stangler's role he will work to enhance Startup Genome's Lifecycle Model, and use it to inform policies of ecosystems around the world. "I am absolutely thrilled to join Startup Genome's global platform and help contribute to their mission of increasing startup success around the world, bringing more people and places into the startup revolution," said Stangler. "Too many places continue to take public and private actions that harm or drive away startups. Startups deserve better. We want to make sure that policy everywhere is the most conducive it can be to startups."
About Startup Genome
Startup Genome's mission is to empower cities all over the world to capture their fair share of the new economy by accelerating the economic growth of startup ecosystems through benchmarking, networking, and exposure. Fueled by primary research with 10,000+ startups annually--the voice of entrepreneurs--Startup Genome supports local ecosystem leaders with building consensus for action on key challenges. For more information, visit www.startupgenome.com.
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SOURCE Startup Genome