The Global Startup Ecosystem Index Report 2021

Ranking the Startup Ecosystems of 1,000 cities and 100 countries

Find out how your city and country rank globally and in comparison to neighbouring ecosystems 

Read in-depth case studies on some of the most exciting and fastest growing ecosystems in 2021

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City & Country Rankings: Explore the world's top 100 countries and 1,000 cities ranked by startup ecosystem strength, accompanied by focused analysis.

Regional Analysis: Review the top cities and countries taking the lead in each major region.

Industry Analysis: Explore the world’s best ecosystems across 12 industries, such as foodtech, edtech, Covid-19 innovation, and more.

Methodology: Understand our methodology and ranking algorithm, including internal and external sources used to generate the ranking.

Case Studies: Discover some of the world’s most exciting startup ecosystems and understand what makes them unique.

If you’re looking for further elaboration of the data and analysis used to create the report, head over to our StartupBlink PRO page. There you can access the rankings in more detail, explore the raw data we used to feed into the algorithm, and receive a tailored ecosystem analysis of your city.

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Ranking 1,000 cities and 100 countries around the world!

Why should you download this report?

Find out how your city and country are ranked in the Startup Ecosystem Rankings 2020 report

Get comparative analysis of ecosystems across regions.

Know key insights from the Coronavirus Innovation Rankings from the Coronavirus Innovation Map by HIEx by UNAIDS and Moscow Agency of Innovations.

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City Rankings: Hundreds of cities have been ranked based on their startup ecosystem activity level! 

Country Rankings: In this section, you’ll see the world's most comprehensive ranking of countries based on their startup ecosystem strength. We will also go into a focused analysis of most of the countries included in the report.

Regional Analysis: Tables and Analysis of the main regions in the world featuring the top cities and countries in each.

Coronavirus Innovation Rankings: We explore the location rankings of the Coronavirus Innovation Map, launched with the HIEx by UNAIDS and Moscow Agency of Innovations, and give insights on the effect of the pandemic on Startup Ecosystems.

Methodology: Full explanation about our methodology and ranking algorithm including internal and external sources used to generate this ranking. 

Case Studies: Our data partners have each written an in-depth article about their specific startup ecosystem, spoke about what makes it unique, elaborated about their startup sub-industries and superstars. 

If you’re looking for even more data points and analysis tools, head over to our StartupBlink PRO page! There you can unlock access to all of the rankings, receive the excels with all of the raw data we used to feed into the algorithm that produced the rankings and much more!

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  1. Become a Ecosystem Partner in your city. Read all about it here.

  2. Specific Research. We can work on specific research and consulting projects on your local startup ecosystem. 

  3. Sponsor our next report.
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Our 2019 Report was the first ever to rank more than 100 countries and 1000 cities around the world, and each year we are continuing to build the world’s most comprehensive dataset on startup ecosystems. Our report has been downloaded by thousands of decision-makers around the world, used by top government officials, and has received thousands of mentions in global and national press.

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As the world's most comprehensive startup ecosystem map and research center, StartupBlink collaborates with dozens of governments and corporations around the world to support the growth of startup ecosystems. 

The StartupBlink global startup ecosystem map and portal contains tens of thousands of registered startups, coworking spaces, and accelerators, and our annual reports and ranking tables are read by hundreds of thousands of decision makers around the world. 

Once a year, StartupBlink releases the Global Startup Ecosystem Report, ranking the startup ecosystems of over 1,000 cities and 100 countries.

The goal of StartupBlink is to improve the development of local startup ecosystems by partnering with leading organizations in those cities and supplying crucial data that will allow governments, municipalities, universities, corporations, and entrepreneurs themselves to make informed decisions on critical business and resource management issues.
 
Our ecosystem map and Reports are downloaded by thousands of readers and have been featured in media outlets such as CNN, Forbes, Business Insider

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The StartupBlink Global Startup Ecosystem map was launched in 2014, and is used by tens of thousands of registered startups, coworking spaces, accelerators, reporters, and investors. Our global data partners include CrunchBase, SEMrush and Meetup. StartupBlink is also working with dozens of clients from governments and municipalities to promote, map, and research their ecosystems. Our network of dozens of communities and active members serve over 50,000 entrepreneurs.

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Global Startup Report ranks the startup ecosystems of more than 1,000 cities and 100 countries. Our reports are downloaded by tens of thousands of decision-makers around the world, mentioned by top government officials, and received hundreds of mentions in the global and national press.  


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As the world's most comprehensive startup ecosystem map and research center, StartupBlink has developed customised startup portals to showcase ecosystems worldwide and connect innovative organizations to fast growing startups.

Some of these projects include the Coronavirus Innovation Map, a global directory of innovations and solutions that help people cope and adapt to life amid the Covid-19 pandemic (created in collaboration with HIEx by UNAIDS) and the Global Fintech Index, a map of Fintech Innovations worldwide (created with Findexable)
 

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Want to help us make the report better?

Become an Ecosystem Partner in your city. Read all about it here.
Let us know about the projects you are currently working on and how we can help!

Want to help us make the report better?

For more details about the following options, please Contact us.

  1. Become a Ecosystem Partner in your city. Read all about it here.

  2. Specific Research. We can work on specific research and consulting projects on your local startup ecosystem. 

  3. Sponsor our next report.
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STARTUPBLINK PRESENTS:

The Global Startup Ecosystem Index Report 2021

Ranking the Startup Ecosystems of 1,000 cities and 100 countries

Inside the Report

Find out how your city and country rank globally and in comparison to neighbouring ecosystems 

Read in-depth case studies on some of the most exciting and fastest growing ecosystems in 2021

Discover the latest startup ecosystem trends by region and across 12 industries

Download the Report

What's inside the report

City & Country Rankings: Explore the world's top 100 countries and 1,000 cities ranked by startup ecosystem strength, accompanied by focused analysis.

Regional Analysis: Review the top cities and countries taking the lead in each major region.

Industry Analysis: Explore the world’s best ecosystems across 12 industries, such as foodtech, edtech, Covid-19 innovation, and more.

Methodology: Understand our methodology and ranking algorithm, including internal and external sources used to generate the ranking.

Case Studies: Discover some of the world’s most exciting startup ecosystems and understand what makes them unique.

If you’re looking for further elaboration of the data and analysis used to create the report, head over to our StartupBlink PRO page. There you can access the rankings in more detail, explore the raw data we used to feed into the algorithm, and receive a tailored ecosystem analysis of your city.

Download the Report

Mentions of StartupBlink and Report

Our 2019 Report was the first ever to rank more than 100 countries and 1000 cities around the world, and each year we are continuing to build the world’s most comprehensive dataset on startup ecosystems. Our report has been downloaded by thousands of decision-makers around the world, used by top government officials, and has received thousands of mentions in global and national press.

Want to help us make the report better?

Become an Ecosystem Partner in your city. Read all about it here.
Let us know about the projects you are currently working on and how we can help!

Become an Ecosystem Partner in your city. Read all about it here.
Let us know about the projects you are currently working on and how we can help!

Contact us

As the world's most comprehensive startup ecosystem map and research center, StartupBlink collaborates with dozens of governments and corporations around the world to support the growth of startup ecosystems. 

The StartupBlink global startup ecosystem map and portal contains tens of thousands of registered startups, coworking spaces, and accelerators, and our annual reports and ranking tables are read by hundreds of thousands of decision makers around the world. 

Once a year, StartupBlink releases the Global Startup Ecosystem Report, ranking the startup ecosystems of over 1,000 cities and 100 countries.

Download the Report

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