The best startup cities in Africa

When thinking about the best startup ecosystems, Africa usually isn’t among the most talked about as mega hubs in the USA and Europe are taking the spotlight. And, without a reason! Despite being a relatively young startup ecosystem and its infrastructural challenges, Africa is showing that it is ready to jump into the startup ecosystem train and become a go-to place for entrepreneurs and startup founders. 

In this article, we will go over the 10 highest ranked African cities and celebrate their victories.

To determine which cities should be included in the list, we used the newest Global Startup Ecosystem Rankings Report by StartupBlink that analyzes startup ecosystems in 1,000 cities and 100 countries. 

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The best startup cities in Europe

Europe boosts with cities that can offer excellent conditions to startup founders, including talent pool, affordable resources and high quality of life. Some of the places have been on the entrepreneurs’ radar for a while, while others are just starting to capture their interest. In this article, we will present 10 highest-ranked European cities.

To find out which cities are the best places to run a startup, research company StartupBlink analyzed startup ecosystems in 1,000 cities and 100 countries and published a Global Startup Ecosystem Rankings Report. The country and city rankings have a total score, which is the sum of 3 columns measuring the following: quantity, quality, and business environment. 

According to Global Startup Ecosystem Rankings Report 2019, Europe continues to fare well, with 19 countries (including Russia and the UK) in the top 30 countries club. Other than that, there is a strong presence of CEE (Central and Eastern European) countries, affecting 5 out of the top 25 countries. All CEE countries either gained or maintained their ranking despite intensifying competition from other emerging economies. 

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EP-6: Give before get: Steven A. Rodriguez from Washington, DC walks us through his local startup ecosystem

In this episode, Eli talks with Steven A. Rodriguez who is the Techstars Startup Programs Regional Manager for US and Canada, Founder/Managing Director of SUEGO and Chief Culture Officer at BloomShift. Also, Steven is StartupBlink’s City Partner in Washington, DC and is determined to help build the entrepreneurial ecosystem on the local, national and international stage.

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The best places to start your startup

The success of your project heavily depends on the place you are. Robust startup ecosystems offer endless opportunities to startup founders around the world, starting off with access to great ideas, talent, capital, customers and the key players.

To discover such places, StartupBlink has built a powerful Startup Ecosystem Rankings Report 2019 for you that ranks 1,000 cities and 100 countries. This Report is based on the results of the improved algorithm that now tracks both momentum and trends within the startup ecosystem.  

This extensive source of data has been widely used by decision-makers around the world to learn about startup ecosystems, improve theirs and, also, decide where to relocate for better opportunities. 

Locations that are ranked at the very top, will not necessarily be the best options for tight-budget startups due to exceedingly expensive cost of living. Hence, while relocating, you have to consider if it fits your lifestyle, goals, and budget.

In this article, we will go over some of the best places to start your startup.

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The most innovative countries in the world

In this article, we will go over the list of 10 most innovative countries based on the Startup Ecosystem Rankings Report 2019 that ranked 1,000 cities and 100 countries globally and go over the reasons why these startup ecosystems are seen as role models.

The information provided in this article is taken from StartupBlink, the research center that maps and measures the most innovative startup ecosystems around the world since 2017.

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