Category Archives: Latin America

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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Guadalajara Startup Ecosystem

Guadalajara Startup Ecosystem Report

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Introduction to Guadalajara’s Startup Ecosystem

Guadalajara in Mexico (don’t let yourself get confused with the one in Spain) is the second largest city in the country with more than 4.5 million inhabitants enriching it every day, bestowing the area with a hallmark of big cultural contrasts. For the past 30 or so years, the very strong sense of tradition, folklore and conservativeness has merged perfectly with the influx of domestic and foreign migration that leveled the pitch for a culture of innovation and tech entrepreneurship. In StartupBlink’s 2019 report, Guadalajara ranked 3rd in Mexico and 90th globally. Continue reading Guadalajara Startup Ecosystem

San Jose, Costa Rica Startup Ecosystem

San Jose, Costa Rica Startup Ecosystem

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Introducing Costa Rica

Located right in the middle of the Americas, Costa Rica encloses one of the most exciting and promising startup ecosystems in the region. Home of visionary innovators, Costa Rica, and its capital city, San José; has been regarded as a hub for amazing ideas and ventures. From creating groundbreaking institutions such as free healthcare and labor securities by the 1940s, and abolishing its army in 1948, to pledging to become the first carbon-neutral nation in the world by 2021, Costa Ricans are surely aiming to set a milestone for future entrepreneurs worldwide. Continue reading San Jose, Costa Rica Startup Ecosystem

Monterrey Startup Ecosystem

Monterrey Startup Ecosystem

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Monterrey is located in the northern region of Mexico near the Texas Border (a two-hour drive) and it’s one of the most industrialized cities in the country. It is home to several of the best universities in Mexico and Latin América that every year graduates a lot of students in engineering, design, and business. Also several of the best companies and business groups in Mexico have their headquarters in Monterrey (Femsa, Frisa, Xignux, Alfa, Cemex, Arca Continental, Vitro, Gruma, Banorte, Proeza, Cuprum, CYDSA, Protexa, and more).  In StartupBlink’s 2019 report, Monterrey ranked 2nd in Mexico and 81st globally. Continue reading Monterrey Startup Ecosystem