Edinburgh boasts 177 startups in our sample database which represents about 2% of The United Kingdom’s sampled startups. Edinburgh is the 6th best startup ecosystem in The United Kingdom.
In 2022, the startup scene of Edinburgh shows much promise after advancing in the Global Ecosystem Index by 6 spots.
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Edinburgh is ranked within the top 100 startup ecosystems globally.
Edinburgh’s startups excel particularly in Energy & Environment where it ranks 7 and in Foodtech, and Ecommerce & Retail. Find out more
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On our map, you can explore a total of 57 startups for Energy & Environment.
In Western Europe, Edinburgh's Foodtech is in top 62. Edinburgh has a concentration of about 0% of the country's total Foodtech startups that are represented on our map.
Ecommerce & Retail is ranked 67th in the world. Our database contains 17 startups for this industry.
Within Edinburgh there is an increased attraction for entrepreneurs to set up their startups in industries such as Energy & Environment, Foodtech, Ecommerce & Retail. These three industries represent about 58% of the startups represented on the Startup Ecosystem Map of Edinburgh.
Edinburgh is The United Kingdom's 6th best startup ecosystem and is ranked 23rd in Western Europe. With a population of 0.5M - 1M people, Edinburgh is ranked th in the world. The city boasts some notable startup success stories including LendingCrowd and its startup ecosystem infrastructure is strengthened by organizations such as Skyscanner and CodeBase.
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