Athens boasts 161 startups in our sample database which represents about 80% of Greece’s sampled startups. Athens is the highest-ranked startup ecosystem in Greece.
In 2022, the startup scene of Athens developed considerably and increased in the Global Ecosystem Index by 21 spots.
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Athens is ranked within the top 150 startup ecosystems globally.
Athens’s startups excel particularly in Social & Leisure where it ranks 51 and in Marketing & Sales, and Transportation. Find out more
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On our map, you can explore a total of 47 startups for Social & Leisure.
In Western Europe, Athens' Marketing & Sales is in top 55. Athens has a concentration of about 0% of the country's total Marketing & Sales startups that are represented on our map.
Transportation is ranked 102nd in the world. Our database contains 11 startups for this industry.
Within Athens there is an increased attraction for entrepreneurs to set up their startups in industries such as Social & Leisure, Marketing & Sales, Transportation. These three industries represent about 53% of the startups represented on the Startup Ecosystem Map of Athens.
Athens is Greece's 1st best startup ecosystem and is ranked 30th in Western Europe. With a population of 5M - 10M people, Athens is ranked th in the world. The city boasts some notable startup success stories including Pollfish.
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