Start-ups usually rent space in larger buildings. This way they are hidden and are not know. Perhaps a Google Map just for Manhattan or San Jose, sponsored by an overarching organization would bring some visibility to these innovative teams.
Manhattan, San Jose, Philadelphia, Brooklyn, Cupertino, Start-Up Foundation will be part of a larger urban project to connect start-ups not just to their respected industries but to the community.
"Manhattan Start-Up Foundation" will register each new start-up and grant it different levels of membership and provide the group with tailored news and resources and thus enhance its connection and identity amongst the community.
* A map where all the start-ups, categorized, and sub-categorized into industries.
* A badge, identifying it as a member and a logo identifying it's industry.
* A tailored online community newsletter, entailing networking events.
Can you think of a city that this already goes on in a de-facto manner?
What cities in America would be ideal for this model?