The Startup Ecosystem of Bishkek

Bishkek is the top startup ecosystem in Kyrgyzstan and the 3rd city in Central Asia.


In 2023, the startup scene of Bishkek developed considerably and increased in the Global Ecosystem Index by 208 spots.

National Ranking

In Kyrgyzstan

Regional Ranking

In Central Asia

Global Ranking


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Bishkek Top Startup Industries

Ecommerce & Retail icon
Ecommerce & Retail
#242 worldwide

6 startups

Social & Leisure icon
Social & Leisure
#309 worldwide

4 startups

Software & Data icon
Software & Data
#491 worldwide

4 startups

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Bishkek Ecosystem Health Check

The health check tables allow you to look at the performance Bishkek 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 Score5242080.458100%0
Quantity Score3331620.16536.13%106
Sample size of startups313-3231582518.21%27
Sample size of accelerators341-477012.19%7
Sample size of coworking spaces503-552-5259.18%14
Community Score258-632690.036.56%8


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The Startup Ecosystem in Bishkek

Startups in Bishkek excel in Ecommerce & Retail, Social & Leisure, and Software & and Data. There are some notable success stories contributing to the city’s growing Ecommerce & Retail industry. One of the most promising startups in Bishkek in 2023 is Codify LMS, Richie AI, and Appboxo.

Global Rank

Bishkek is ranked within the top 1000 startup ecosystems globally.

Top Industries

Bishkek’s startups excel particularly in Ecommerce & Retail where it ranks 242 and in Social & Leisure, and Software & Data. Find out more

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Notable Startups in Bishkek
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Codify LMS
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Richie AI
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Successful Ecommerce & Retail startups in Bishkek
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Namba One


Why should you join Bishkek's Startup Ecosystem?


Within Bishkek there is an increased attraction for entrepreneurs to set up their startups in industries such as Ecommerce & Retail, Social & Leisure, Software & Data. These three industries represent about 50% of the startups represented on the Startup Ecosystem Map of Bishkek.


National Rank


Regional Rank


Bishkek is Kyrgyzstan's 1st best startup ecosystem and is ranked 3rd in Central Asia. With a population of <0.1M people, Bishkek is ranked 524th in the world. The city has some notable startup success stories including Codify LMS.

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