Kitchener boasts 205 startups in our sample database which represents about 5% of Canada’s sampled startups. Kitchener is the 5th best startup ecosystem in Canada.
In 2022, the startup scene of Kitchener shows much promise after advancing in the Global Ecosystem Index by 10 spots.
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Kitchener is ranked within the top 100 startup ecosystems globally.
Kitchener’s startups excel particularly in Education where it ranks 16 and in Software and Data, and Hardware & IoT. Find out more
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On our map, you can explore a total of 39 startups for Education.
In North America, Kitchener's Software and Data is in top 54. Kitchener has a concentration of about 0% of the country's total Software and Data startups that are represented on our map.
Hardware & IoT is ranked 60th in the world. Our database contains 11 startups for this industry.
Within Kitchener there is an increased attraction for entrepreneurs to set up their startups in industries such as Education, Software and Data, Hardware & IoT. These three industries represent about 32% of the startups represented on the Startup Ecosystem Map of Kitchener.
Kitchener is Canada's 5th best startup ecosystem and is ranked 38th in North America. With a population of 0.5M - 1M people, Kitchener is ranked th in the world. The city boasts some notable startup success stories including Vidyard.
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