Nairobi has 167 startups in our sample database which represents about 90% of Kenya’s sampled startups. Nairobi is the highest-ranked startup ecosystem in Kenya.
In 2023, the startup scene of Nairobi developed considerably and increased in the Global Ecosystem Index by 26 spots.
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Nairobi is ranked within the top 150 startup ecosystems globally.
Nairobi’s startups excel particularly in Energy & Environment where it ranks 51 and in Foodtech, and Fintech. Find out more
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On our map, you can explore a total of 43 startups for Energy & Environment.
The Foodtech industry in Nairobi is ranked 54 globally. There are 32 startups for Foodtech on our sample database and map.
Fintech is ranked 65th in the world. Our database contains 18 startups for this industry.
Within Nairobi there is an increased attraction for entrepreneurs to set up their startups in industries such as Energy & Environment, Foodtech, Fintech. These three industries represent about 56% of the startups represented on the Startup Ecosystem Map of Nairobi.
Nairobi is Kenya's 1st best startup ecosystem and is ranked 1st in Eastern Africa. With a population of 2M - 10M people, Nairobi is ranked 137th in the world. The city has some notable startup success stories including M-kopa and its startup ecosystem infrastructure is strengthened by organizations such as M-Pesa and Regus - Nairobi, West Midlands Museum Hill.
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