Category Archives: East Europe

Kaunas: Not All Quiet on Our Front

StartupBlink has launched the Startup Ecosystem Ranking Report 2019 that now ranks 1,000 cities and 100 countries worldwide and is available for download here.

Saying goes that it‘s better if something happens later than never. It could be said that Kaunas is exactly the case to this point.

Ostensibly, Kaunas had all the necessary ingredients for successful development of Startup ecosystem – top-level universities, tech-driven companies with an interest in R&D activities, access to financial instruments right around the corner. For a long period of time, the city was forgotten in the eyes of incoming startups or ecosystem players, however, things started to change when various ecosystem players started joining their forces to position the city as a place with all stages of ecosystem needed for successful idea realization covered.

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Kyiv: Europe’s new tech destination

StartupBlink has launched the Startup Ecosystem Ranking Report 2019 that now ranks 1,000 cities and 100 countries worldwide and is available for download here.

Kyiv is the capital of Ukraine and Ukraine’s startup capital. Around 60% of the tech ecosystem of Ukraine is based at Kyiv.

It’s a home for more than 500 startups and more than 150 coworking spaces, incubators, accelerators, tech universities, and communities. Ukraine has 185 000 tech specialists with outstanding skills in AI and math – and around 50% of them are based at Kyiv (17% in Kharkiv, 13% in Lviv). Kyiv is one of the most dynamic startup ecosystems in Eastern Europe and a great spot for developing new businesses and creative ideas.

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Moscow: A Global City of the Future

StartupBlink has launched the Startup Ecosystem Ranking Report 2019 that now ranks 1,000 cities and 100 countries worldwide and is available for download here.

Moscow is one of the world’s top centers in high-tech and creative industries. The metropolis has a developed economy, a comfortable urban environment and a mature innovative ecosystem in which boldest ideas are born and implemented.

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Top Ranked Startup Ecosystem Countries in 2019

Startup ecosystems can be found in a wide range of locations, and the number of such hubs is increasing faster than ever before. We are always trying to keep readers updated on the newest trends, and this time we present the top-rated startup ecosystem countries for 2019.

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Top ranked startup ecosystem cities in 2019

Startup ecosystems are evolving globally. In this article, we bring you the top startup hubs divided as per their regions. These rankings are quite dynamic since startup ecosystems are continuously changing.

For this article, we have mainly relied on the StartupBlink Ecosystem Ranking Report which ranks over 1000 cities and 100 countries across the world according to their startup ecosystem. This is based on an algorithm that runs on tens of thousands of data points and takes into account the quantity of startup ecosystem entities (startups, coworking, accelerators, etc.), the quality of those entities, and comprehensive business environments. Other factors considered include ease of doing business and startup-friendly government policy.
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