The Startup Ecosystem of Basel

Basel has 69 startups in our sample database which represents about 6% of Switzerland’s sampled startups. Basel is the 5th best startup ecosystem in Switzerland.

CITY RANKING

Since 2023, Basel lost 19 spots in the Global Startup Ecosystem Index, having now positioned itself as 126th worldwide.

National Ranking

5th
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3
In Switzerland

Regional Ranking

28th
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4
In Western Europe

Global Ranking

126th
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19
Worldwide

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The Startup Ecosystem in Basel

Startups in Basel excel in Health, Energy & Environment, and Hardware & and IoT. There are some notable success stories contributing to the city’s growing Health industry. One of the most promising startups in Basel in 2023 is Monte Rosa Therapeutics, Idorsia, and Allthings.

Global Rank

Basel is ranked within the top 150 startup ecosystems globally.

Top Industries

Basel’s startups excel particularly in Health where it ranks 38 and in Energy & Environment, and Hardware & IoT. Find out more

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5.601
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1.262
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Startups

Notable Startups in Basel
Monte Rosa Therapeutics startup icon
Monte Rosa Therapeutics
Idorsia startup icon
Idorsia
Allthings startup icon
Allthings

Startups

Successful Health startups in Basel
Monte Rosa Therapeutics startup icon
Monte Rosa Therapeutics
Idorsia startup icon
Idorsia
BioVersys startup icon
BioVersys

Startups

Startups Ranking by Industry

Health icon
Health
#38 worldwide

On our map, you can explore a total of 40 startups for Health.

Energy & Environment icon
Energy & Environment
#190 worldwide

The Energy & Environment industry in Basel is ranked 190 globally. There are 13 startups for Energy & Environment on our sample database and map.

Hardware & IoT icon
Hardware & IoT
#205 worldwide

Hardware & IoT is ranked 205th in the world. Our database contains 5 startups for this industry.

ECOSYSTEM

Why should you join Basel's Startup Ecosystem?

Overview

Within Basel there is an increased attraction for entrepreneurs to set up their startups in industries such as Health, Energy & Environment, Hardware & IoT. These three industries represent about 84% of the startups represented on the Startup Ecosystem Map of Basel.

5th

National Rank

28th

Regional Rank

Overview

Basel is Switzerland's 5th best startup ecosystem and is ranked 28th in Western Europe. With a population of 0.5M - 1M people, Basel is ranked 126th in the world. The city has some notable startup success stories including Monte Rosa Therapeutics and its startup ecosystem infrastructure is strengthened by organizations such as Novartis and ImpactHub Basel.

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Startup Infrastructure in Basel
With a large variety of initiatives, Basel's startup ecosystem stands out from other cities in Western Europe. Basel offers a number of funding opportunities for entrepreneurs and startups. Below is a list of Basel's most prominent support initiatives:

Accelerators

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Coworking Spaces

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