Bristol boasts 131 startups in our sample database which represents about 2% of The United Kingdom’s sampled startups. Bristol is the 4th best startup ecosystem in The United Kingdom.
While Bristol decreased by 4 spots in its global rank in the Global Startup Ecosystem Index of 2022, its ranking in The United Kingdom remained stable at 4 nationally since 2021.
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Bristol is ranked within the top 100 startup ecosystems globally.
Bristol’s startups excel particularly in Software and Data where it ranks 69 and in Ecommerce & Retail, and Hardware & IoT. Find out more
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On our map, you can explore a total of 41 startups for Software and Data.
In Western Europe, Bristol's Ecommerce & Retail is in top 70. Bristol has a concentration of about 0% of the country's total Ecommerce & Retail startups that are represented on our map.
Hardware & IoT is ranked 75th in the world. Our database contains 13 startups for this industry.
Within Bristol there is an increased attraction for entrepreneurs to set up their startups in industries such as Software and Data, Ecommerce & Retail, Hardware & IoT. These three industries represent about 54% of the startups represented on the Startup Ecosystem Map of Bristol.
Bristol is The United Kingdom's 4th best startup ecosystem and is ranked 21st in Western Europe. With a population of 1M - 2M people, Bristol is ranked th in the world. The city boasts some notable startup success stories including Ultraleap.
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