Mechelen boasts 7 startups in our sample database which represents about 1% of Belgium’s sampled startups. Mechelen is the 8th best startup ecosystem in Belgium.
In 2022, the startup scene of Mechelen developed considerably and increased in the Global Ecosystem Index by 257 spots.
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Mechelen is ranked within the top 1000 startup ecosystems globally.
Mechelen’s startups excel particularly in Software and Data where it ranks 560 and in Ecommerce & Retail, and Hardware & IoT. Find out more
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On our map, you can explore a total of 3 startups for Software and Data.
Mechelen boasts 2 startups in Ecommerce & Retail on our map.
Our database contains 1 startup for this industry.
Within Mechelen there is an increased attraction for entrepreneurs to set up their startups in industries such as Software and Data, Ecommerce & Retail, Hardware & IoT. These three industries represent about 86% of the startups represented on the Startup Ecosystem Map of Mechelen.
Mechelen is Belgium's 8th best startup ecosystem and is ranked 193rd in Western Europe. With a population of <0.1M people, Mechelen is ranked th in the world. The city boasts some notable startup success stories including Rydoo.
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