May 4, 2013: I originally posted this in February 2012, so the listings of startups in those other directories has only gone up.

StartupNorth did the right thing and now have a CC-By Attribution NC License on their index (still need to have that listed somewhere other than a comment, and non-commercial is less free than just going ahead and making it by attribution).

My pick for a startup-focused open data repository is StartupGenome (Vancouver list here). Their mission on their about page perfectly syncs with my thoughts on city/region level startup data:

We want to enable local startup communities to collect, curate and display their city's data anyway they want.

Iā€™m working on a couple of things with Vancouver startup open data and Startup Genome, and had a super encouraging meeting with the Vancouver Economic Commission. Stay tuned!