The Startup Ecosystem of Ghana

Ghana boasts 1 city in the top 1000 and is one of Western Africa’s best countries for setting up a startup.

COUNTRY RANKING

Since 2022, Ghana lost 1 spot in the Global Startup Ecosystem Index, having now positioned itself as 82nd worldwide.

Population

33.5
Million

Regional Ranking

3rd
-
1
In Western Africa

Global Ranking

82nd
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1
Worldwide
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The Startup Ecosystem in Ghana

In 2022, Ghana register a rise in Fintech startups. Some of the most notable success stories in this industry are those of , Mpharma.

Global Rank

Ghana is ranked within the top 100 startup ecosystems globally.

Top Industries

Ghana’s startup scene is best represented in Fintech, Software and Data, and in and Foodtech.

Top Cities for Startups in Ghana - Ranked by StartupBlink
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296th
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15
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0.48
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Startups

Notable Startups in Ghana
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Mpharma
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Fido
Zeepay Ghana Limited startup icon
Zeepay Ghana Limited

Startups

Successful Fintech startups in Ghana
Fido startup icon
Fido
Zeepay Ghana Limited startup icon
Zeepay Ghana Limited
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OZÉ

Startups

Startups Ranking by Industry

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Fintech
#71 worldwide

On our map, you can explore a total of 13 startups for Fintech.

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Software and Data
#81 worldwide

In Western Africa, Ghana's Software and Data is in top 81. Ghana has a concentration of about 13 of the region's total Software and Data startups that are represented on our map.

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Foodtech
5 startups

Our database contains 5 for Foodtech in Ghana.

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