Category Archives: Ecosystem Reports

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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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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Fastest growing startup ecosystems by city

Based on the Startup Ecosystem Rankings Report 2019, many cities have emerged as the fastest-growing startup ecosystems when compared to 2017. We have already celebrated the top-ranked startup ecosystems by countries and by cities, but have never had a chance to celebrate the locations with the massive jumps in the rankings. And we are not talking about dozens or a hundred locations. In this article, we will be looking at the cities around the world that skyrocketed by 400 or more places up.  

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Brisbane’s startup ecosystem

This article was written in cooperation with QUT bluebox in preparation of Startup Ecosystem Ranking Report 2019 that ranked Brisbane in spot 87 out of 1,000 cities.

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Located in the northeast of Australia, the state of Queensland is building a startup ecosystem that soon could resemble the one in Sydney and Melbourne. In recent years, a large amount of resources and effort has gone into activating and building the ecosystem. As a result, the region, especially the state capital, Brisbane, is now seeing a lot more activity. Dozens of new accelerators, co-working spaces, and investors are providing strong support for entrepreneurs.  

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