The Startup Ecosystem of Kuwait City

Home to 78% of Kuwait’s startups, Kuwait City boasts a vibrant startup ecosystem that is ranked 736 in the world.


While Kuwait City decreased by 256 spots in its global rank in the Global Startup Ecosystem Index of 2022, its ranking in Kuwait remained stable at 1 nationally since 2021.

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In Kuwait

Regional Ranking

In Middle East

Global Ranking

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The Startup Ecosystem in Kuwait City

Startups in Kuwait City excel in Fintech, Ecommerce & Retail, and and Health. There are some notable success stories contributing to the city’s growing Fintech industry. One of the most promising startups in Kuwait City in 2022 is Justclean, Armada Delivery Solutions, and Ajar Online.

Global Rank

Kuwait City is ranked within the top 1000 startup ecosystems globally.

Top Industries

Kuwait City’s startups excel particularly in Fintech where it ranks 238 and in Ecommerce & Retail, and Health. Find out more

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Notable Startups in Kuwait City
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Armada Delivery Solutions
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Ajar Online


Successful Fintech startups in Kuwait City
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Ajar Online
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Startups Ranking by Industry

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#238 worldwide

On our map, you can explore a total of 2 startups for Fintech.

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Ecommerce & Retail
2 startups

Kuwait City boasts 2 startups in Ecommerce & Retail on our map.

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1 startups

Our database contains 1 startup for this industry.

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Why should you join Kuwait City's Startup Ecosystem?


Within Kuwait City there is an increased attraction for entrepreneurs to set up their startups in industries such as Fintech, Ecommerce & Retail, Health. These three industries represent about 71% of the startups represented on the Startup Ecosystem Map of Kuwait City.


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Kuwait City is Kuwait's 1st best startup ecosystem and is ranked 22nd in Middle East. With a population of <0.1M people, Kuwait City is ranked th in the world. The city boasts some notable startup success stories including Justclean.

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