Ghent boasts 118 startups in our sample database which represents about 22% of Belgium’s sampled startups. Ghent is the 2nd best startup ecosystem in Belgium.
In 2022, the startup scene of Ghent shows much promise after advancing in the Global Ecosystem Index by 9 spots.
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Ghent is ranked within the top 150 startup ecosystems globally.
Ghent’s startups excel particularly in Health where it ranks 42 and in Hardware & IoT, and Marketing & Sales. Find out more
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On our map, you can explore a total of 50 startups for Health.
In Western Europe, Ghent's Hardware & IoT is in top 110. Ghent has a concentration of about 0% of the country's total Hardware & IoT startups that are represented on our map.
Marketing & Sales is ranked 118th in the world. Our database contains 12 startups for this industry.
Within Ghent there is an increased attraction for entrepreneurs to set up their startups in industries such as Health, Hardware & IoT, Marketing & Sales. These three industries represent about 67% of the startups represented on the Startup Ecosystem Map of Ghent.
Ghent is Belgium's 2nd best startup ecosystem and is ranked 38th in Western Europe. With a population of 0.5M - 1M people, Ghent is ranked th in the world. The city boasts some notable startup success stories including Teamleader.
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