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Table 2 Ecosystem maturity model factor classification: final version

From: A maturity model for software startup ecosystems

Factor L1 L2 L3
 Exit strategies* 0 1 ≥ 2
 Global market* < 10% 10–40% > 40%
 Entrepreneurship in universities* < 2% 2–10% > 10%
 Culture values for entrepreneurship* < 0.5 0.5–0.75 > 0.75
 Startup events * Monthly Weekly Daily
 Ecosystem data and research* N/A Partial Full
 Ecosystem generations* 0 1 2
 Mentoring quality < 10% 10–50% > 50%
 Bureaucracy > 40% 10–40% < 10%
 Tax burden > 50% 30–50% < 30%
 Accelerators quality (% success) < 10% 1–50% > 50%
 Access to funding in USD/year < 200M 200M to 1B > 1B
 Human capital quality > 20th 15–20th < 15th
 Technology transfer processes < 4.0 4.0–5.0 > 5.0
 Methodologies knowledge < 20% 20–60% > 60%
 Specialized media players < 3 3–5 > 5
Relative measured factors (per 1 million inhabitants)
 Number of startups* < 200 200–1k > 1k
 Angel funding in number of deals/year* < 5 5–50 > 50
 High-tech companies presence* < 2 2–10 > 10
 Access to funding in number of deals/year < 50 50–300 > 300
 Incubators/tech parks 1 2–5 > 5
 Established companies influence < 2 2–10 > 10
  1. *essential factors