Belfast boasts 60 startups in our sample database which represents about 1% of The United Kingdom’s sampled startups. Belfast is the 14th best startup ecosystem in The United Kingdom.
Since 2022, Belfast lost 25 spots in the Global Startup Ecosystem Index, having now positioned itself as 225th worldwide.
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Belfast is ranked within the top 300 startup ecosystems globally.
Belfast’s startups excel particularly in Fintech where it ranks 134 and in Health, and Hardware & IoT. Find out more
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On our map, you can explore a total of 22 startups for Fintech.
In Western Europe, Belfast's Health is in top 140. Belfast has a concentration of about 0% of the country's total Health startups that are represented on our map.
Hardware & IoT is ranked 141st in the world. Our database contains 7 startups for this industry.
Within Belfast there is an increased attraction for entrepreneurs to set up their startups in industries such as Fintech, Health, Hardware & IoT. These three industries represent about 68% of the startups represented on the Startup Ecosystem Map of Belfast.
Belfast is The United Kingdom's 14th best startup ecosystem and is ranked 68th in Western Europe. With a population of 0.5M - 1M people, Belfast is ranked th in the world. The city boasts some notable startup success stories including Sidequest.
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