Be Great Partners, a Los Angeles technology incubator, has recently released a report on the startup community in LA and the information shows a positive growth for startups here in LA. Los Angeles is 3rd in the global startup ecosystem, behind Tel Aviv and Silicon Valley. 94 new startups have launched since January 2013 to June 2013 and the startup ecosystem has raised $500 million in funding in 2013 so far. The numbers are promising and even with some problems arising in LA’s startup community, LA has found ways to keep pushing through.

This week during SXSW we learned of all sorts of the new startup scenes around the country, even the world. One in particular we talked with was startup accelerator The Gig Tank out of Chattanooga, Tennessee. Chattanooga has recently begun to blossom in the world of design, startups, and tech. So here’s an infographic breaking down some of the exciting things to come summer 2012.

It’s always nice to have a map in hand when going backpacking through the mountains. Without a map it’s easy to get lost. Just like backpacking through the mountains, startup competitions such as Startup Weekend can be difficult without some guidance.