For a few weeks now I’ve been working on an interactive visualization to represent the nodes and connections of the entities in the Sacramento startup ecosystem. Why? Because I believe that mapping out a city’s startup ecosystem can make it more transparent, accessible, and inviting to newcomers. It can also broaden the perspective of existing players in the community thereby expanding the general knowledge of the ecosystem, helping it become more inclusive, cohesive, and collaborative. This conceptual map of Sacramento’s startup ecosystem maps out the connections and relationships of the various entities in our region’s growing startup community.

I’ve gotten as far with it as I can with my own knowledge of the players and their relationships so I’m looking to crowdsource some additional information from others in the community to add things I may have missed and point out connections that may be incorrect.

If you’d like to help out, go to or click on the image to open the diagram in a new window. Then contact me with new any new details to add or what you think needs changing. Thanks!