Interactive: Explore the Startup Universe

Wondering how to connect with startup founders and venture capitalists at Denver Startup Week without coming off like an uninformed schmoe? The Upstart has you covered.

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Graphic: Visual.ly

A new startup data visualization from the fine folks at Visual.ly offers a quick peek into the networks of founders, startups and their financial backers.

What’s even better for social wallflowers is the time series approach Startup Universe takes in identifying the chronology of those connections. Instantly view the strong/weak links between you and the folks you want to get to know.

WARNING: We are not suggesting you memorize the networks, sidle up to a founder and blurt out their startup life story because that would be creepy and weird. But if you’re looking for common friends or interests to kickstart an introduction, Startup Universe would be a good place to begin.