The Startup Ecosystem of Kingston

Home to 84% of Jamaica’s startups, Kingston boasts a vibrant startup ecosystem that is ranked 1005 in the world.

CITY RANKING

While Kingston decreased by 320 spots in its global rank in the Global Startup Ecosystem Index of 2022, its ranking in Jamaica remained stable at 1 nationally since 2021.

National Ranking

1st
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In Jamaica

Regional Ranking

7th
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4
In Caribbean

Global Ranking

1005th
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320
Worldwide
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The Startup Ecosystem in Kingston

Startups in Kingston excel in Software and Data, Education, and and Health. There are some notable success stories contributing to the city’s growing Software and Data industry. One of the most promising startups in Kingston in 2022 is , , and undefined.

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Kingston’s startups excel particularly in Software and Data and in Education, and Health. Find out more

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Notable Startups in Kingston

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Successful Software and Data startups in Kingston

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Startups Ranking by Industry

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Software and Data
4 startups

On our map, you can explore a total of 4 startups for Software and Data.

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Education
3 startups

Kingston boasts 3 startups in Education on our map.

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Health
2 startups

Our database contains 2 startups for this industry.

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Why should you join Kingston's Startup Ecosystem?

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Regional Rank

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Startup Infrastructure in Kingston
With a large variety of initiatives, Kingston's startup ecosystem stands out from other cities in Caribbean. Kingston offers a number of funding opportunities for entrepreneurs and startups. Below is a list of Kingston's most prominent support initiatives:

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