Helsinki boasts 478 startups in our sample database which represents about 72% of Finland’s sampled startups. Helsinki is the highest-ranked startup ecosystem in Finland.
While Helsinki decreased by 4 spots in its global rank in the Global Startup Ecosystem Index of 2022, its ranking in Finland remained stable at 1 nationally since 2021.
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Helsinki is ranked within the top 50 startup ecosystems globally.
Helsinki’s startups excel particularly in Foodtech where it ranks 18 and in Marketing & Sales, and Transportation. Find out more
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On our map, you can explore a total of 135 startups for Foodtech.
In Western Europe, Helsinki's Marketing & Sales is in top 21. Helsinki has a concentration of about 0% of the country's total Marketing & Sales startups that are represented on our map.
Transportation is ranked 25th in the world. Our database contains 32 startups for this industry.
Within Helsinki there is an increased attraction for entrepreneurs to set up their startups in industries such as Foodtech, Marketing & Sales, Transportation. These three industries represent about 45% of the startups represented on the Startup Ecosystem Map of Helsinki.
Helsinki is Finland's 1st best startup ecosystem and is ranked 9th in Western Europe. With a population of 1M - 2M people, Helsinki is ranked th in the world. The city boasts some notable startup success stories including Swappie and its startup ecosystem infrastructure is strengthened by organizations such as Nokia and MInimun Viable Office.
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