Ottawa boasts 146 startups in our sample database which represents about 4% of Canada’s sampled startups. Ottawa is the 4th best startup ecosystem in Canada.
Ottawa kept its position stable in the Global Startup Ecosystem Index of 2022, ranking 89th.
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Ottawa is ranked within the top 100 startup ecosystems globally.
Ottawa’s startups excel particularly in Ecommerce & Retail where it ranks 39 and in Hardware & IoT, and Fintech. Find out more
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On our map, you can explore a total of 58 startups for Ecommerce & Retail.
In North America, Ottawa's Hardware & IoT is in top 66. Ottawa has a concentration of about 0% of the country's total Hardware & IoT startups that are represented on our map.
Fintech is ranked 75th in the world. Our database contains 15 startups for this industry.
Within Ottawa there is an increased attraction for entrepreneurs to set up their startups in industries such as Ecommerce & Retail, Hardware & IoT, Fintech. These three industries represent about 61% of the startups represented on the Startup Ecosystem Map of Ottawa.
Ottawa is Canada's 4th best startup ecosystem and is ranked 37th in North America. With a population of 1M - 2M people, Ottawa is ranked th in the world. The city boasts some notable startup success stories including Assent Compliance and its startup ecosystem infrastructure is strengthened by organizations such as Shopify and WorkAway Offices.
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