The Startup Ecosystem of Douglas

Douglas is the top startup ecosystem in The Isle of Man and the 193rd city in Western Europe.


While Douglas decreased by 193 spot in its global rank in the Global Startup Ecosystem Index of 2023, its ranking in The Isle of Man remained stable at 1 nationally since 2022.

National Ranking

In Isle of Man

Regional Ranking

In Western Europe

Global Ranking



Douglas Top Startup Industries

Social & Leisure icon
Social & Leisure
#190 worldwide

3 startups

Fintech icon
#241 worldwide

4 startups

Hardware & IoT icon
Hardware & IoT
2 startups

2 startups

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Douglas Ecosystem Health Check

The health check tables allow you to look at the performance Douglas 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 Score611-1930.344100%0
Quantity Score773-310.04212.21%-68
Sample size of startups546-5793198.72%104
Sample size of accelerators487-1139-14600%-1
Sample size of coworking spaces914-11391300%-35
Community Score633-1139-30600%-39


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The Startup Ecosystem in Douglas

Startups in Douglas excel in Social & Leisure, Fintech, and Hardware & and IoT. There are some notable success stories contributing to the city’s growing Social & Leisure industry. One of the most promising startups in Douglas in 2023 is, Luckbox, and CoindirectLtd.

Global Rank

Douglas is ranked within the top 1000 startup ecosystems globally.

Top Industries

Douglas’s startups excel particularly in Social & Leisure where it ranks 190 and in Fintech, and Hardware & IoT. Find out more

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Notable Startups in Douglas startup icon
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CoindirectLtd startup icon


Successful Social & Leisure startups in Douglas startup icon
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Why should you join Douglas's Startup Ecosystem?


Within Douglas there is an increased attraction for entrepreneurs to set up their startups in industries such as Social & Leisure, Fintech, Hardware & IoT. These three industries represent about 90% of the startups represented on the Startup Ecosystem Map of Douglas.


National Rank


Regional Rank


Douglas is The Isle of Man's 1st best startup ecosystem and is ranked 193rd in Western Europe. With a population of <0.1M people, Douglas is ranked 611th in the world. The city has some notable startup success stories including

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