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Under the sea with the startup ecosystem [Infographic]

Ever wondered how the startup world really works? Are you dying to know who the key players are in this mystical world? Do you lie awake at night cursing the sky hoping your anguish will penetrate the darkness and send you some answers? Well, it’s your lucky day.

The idea of a startup ecosystem is actually quite simple. There are 13 key players. Yep, it only takes 13 people to make a startup work. These fearless men and women venture out into dangerous seas braving the predators while eyeing out their prey.

The team at udemy, a company whose aim is “to disrupt and democratize the world of education by enabling anyone to teach and learn online”, has put together an infographic that better explains the roles of the 13 people it takes to make the startup machine run. I particularly like that they are all depicted as some sea creature with either razor-sharp teeth or lots of tentacles. I find the scientific names for each member of the ecosystem rather accurate. I particularly like, “Tech Blogger”, scientific name: “Technologicalium Knowitallicus”.

“The startup waters are murky and full of hidden dangers. Below the surface, the ecosystem rests in a delicate balance between predators and prey,” says Udemy. So to help you navigate the stormy seas, take a gander at the infographic below.

Author | Mich Atagana

Mich Atagana
Mich started out life wanting to be a theoretical physicist but soon realized that mathematics was required. So, she promptly let go of that dream. She then decided that law might be the best place for her talents, but with too many litigation classes missed in favour of feminist... More
  • Generally, making movies out of games is never a good idea. This is out of a gamers point of view, not a box office point of view. Remember Mario Bros. One game I would have liked to see on the list, is Dead Island.

  • I quite liked the Darkness 1 and 2, plot wise. What can you expect from a comic book to video game adaption though? Those are all great games, ideal for part two of this article :)

  • Sutra

    They should make a movie based on the Lord of the Rings games..

  • Craig

    Al of these apart from Mass Effect would make terrible mindless movies.

  • Brinley

    No Uncharted?

  • Uncharted is practically a film. Too easy :)

  • what about the ELDER SCROLLS!!!,also Final fantasy tactics,Shadow of colossus,Burnout 3/or Revenge.Metroid,Fallout,Knights of the old republic (hello Disney…?)Metal gear solid,Call of Duty:black ops….there .my list is better!

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