The Startup Ecosystem of Beirut

Home to 83% of Lebanon’s startups, Beirut boasts a vibrant startup ecosystem that is ranked 464 in the world.

CITY RANKING

While Beirut decreased by 112 spots in its global rank in the Global Startup Ecosystem Index of 2022, its ranking in Lebanon remained stable at 1 nationally since 2021.

National Ranking

1st
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In Lebanon

Regional Ranking

13th
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1
In Middle East

Global Ranking

464th
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112
Worldwide
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The Startup Ecosystem in Beirut

Startups in Beirut excel in Transportation, Education, and and Fintech. There are some notable success stories contributing to the city’s growing Transportation industry. One of the most promising startups in Beirut in 2022 is Anghami, Toters, and Sohati.

Global Rank

Beirut is ranked within the top 500 startup ecosystems globally.

Top Industries

Beirut’s startups excel particularly in Transportation where it ranks 173 and in Education, and Fintech. Find out more

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Startups

Notable Startups in Beirut
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Anghami
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Toters
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Sohati

Startups

Successful Transportation startups in Beirut

Startups

Startups Ranking by Industry

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Transportation
#173 worldwide

On our map, you can explore a total of 9 startups for Transportation.

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Education
#205 worldwide

In Middle East, Beirut's Education is in top 205. Beirut has a concentration of about 0% of the country's total Education startups that are represented on our map.

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Fintech
#235 worldwide

Fintech is ranked 235th in the world. Our database contains 7 startups for this industry.

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Why should you join Beirut's Startup Ecosystem?

Overview

Within Beirut there is an increased attraction for entrepreneurs to set up their startups in industries such as Transportation, Education, Fintech. These three industries represent about 63% of the startups represented on the Startup Ecosystem Map of Beirut.

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National Rank

13th

Regional Rank

Overview

Beirut is Lebanon's 1st best startup ecosystem and is ranked 13th in Middle East. With a population of 5M - 10M people, Beirut is ranked th in the world. The city boasts some notable startup success stories including Anghami.

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

Organizations

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