The Startup Ecosystem of Accra

Accra has 55 startups in our sample database. This represents about 98% of Ghana’s startups. Accra is the highest-ranked startup ecosystem in Ghana.


In 2023, the startup scene of Accra shows much promise after advancing in the Global Ecosystem Index by 28 spots.

National Ranking

In Ghana

Regional Ranking

In Western Africa

Global Ranking



Accra Top Startup Industries

Transportation icon
#128 worldwide

5 startups

Fintech icon
#153 worldwide

12 startups

Foodtech icon
#157 worldwide

4 startups

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Accra Ecosystem Health Check

The health check tables allow you to look at the performance Accra has in each of the parameters that are part of StartupBlink's ranking algorithm. There are five tables, corresponding to the three subscores, the subscore analysis and industry ana...

  • Overperformance
  • Performance equal to global ranking
  • Underperformance
ParameterParameter Global rankParameter rank change since 2022ResultContribution to total scoreRank gain / loss due to parameter
Total Score268281.693100%0
Quantity Score192-193-20.4124.22%16
Sample size of startups215-218124818.9%-22
Sample size of accelerators197-2444230%-1
Sample size of coworking spaces168-1693280%7
Community Score130-182460.095.32%4


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The Startup Ecosystem in Accra

Startups in Accra excel in Transportation, Fintech, and and Foodtech. There are some notable success stories contributing to the city’s growing Transportation industry. One of the most promising startups in Accra in 2023 is Mpharma, Zeepay Ghana Limited, and Jetstream Africa.

Global Rank

Accra is ranked within the top 300 startup ecosystems globally.

Top Industries

Accra’s startups excel particularly in Transportation where it ranks 128 and in Fintech, and Foodtech. Find out more

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Notable Startups in Accra
Mpharma startup icon
Zeepay Ghana Limited startup icon
Zeepay Ghana Limited
Jetstream Africa startup icon
Jetstream Africa


Successful Transportation startups in Accra
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Jetstream Africa
Garage Mobility startup icon
Garage Mobility


Why should you join Accra's Startup Ecosystem?


Within Accra there is an increased attraction for entrepreneurs to set up their startups in industries such as Transportation, Fintech, Foodtech. These three industries represent about 38% of the startups represented on the Startup Ecosystem Map of Accra.


National Rank


Regional Rank


Accra is Ghana's 1st best startup ecosystem and is ranked 2nd in Western Africa. With a population of 2M - 10M people, Accra is ranked 268th in the world. The city has some notable startup success stories including Mpharma.

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