Bucharest boasts 132 startups in our sample database which represents about 57% of Romania’s sampled startups. Bucharest is the highest-ranked startup ecosystem in Romania.
In 2022, the startup scene of Bucharest shows much promise after advancing in the Global Ecosystem Index by 3 spots.
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Bucharest is ranked within the top 150 startup ecosystems globally.
Bucharest’s startups excel particularly in Software and Data where it ranks 48 and in Education, and Marketing & Sales. Find out more
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On our map, you can explore a total of 62 startups for Software and Data.
In Eastern Europe, Bucharest's Education is in top 87. Bucharest has a concentration of about 0% of the country's total Education startups that are represented on our map.
Marketing & Sales is ranked 94th in the world. Our database contains 13 startups for this industry.
Within Bucharest there is an increased attraction for entrepreneurs to set up their startups in industries such as Software and Data, Education, Marketing & Sales. These three industries represent about 67% of the startups represented on the Startup Ecosystem Map of Bucharest.
Bucharest is Romania's 1st best startup ecosystem and is ranked 8th in Eastern Europe. With a population of 5M - 10M people, Bucharest is ranked th in the world. The city boasts some notable startup success stories including Elefant.ro and its startup ecosystem infrastructure is strengthened by organizations such as UiPath and WeLoveDigital.ro.
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