The Startup Ecosystem of Qingdao

Qingdao boasts 28 startups in our sample database which represents about 1% of China’s sampled startups. Qingdao is the 13th best startup ecosystem in China.

CITY RANKING

In 2022, the startup scene of Qingdao developed considerably and increased in the Global Ecosystem Index by 89 spots.

National Ranking

13th
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2
In China

Regional Ranking

19th
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5
In East Asia

Global Ranking

201st
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89
Worldwide
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The Startup Ecosystem in Qingdao

Our startup ecosystem map for Qingdao includes a sample of 28 tech companies. We have identified as unicorns 1 startups that have passed the USD 1 billion valuations. Get the Pro account for unrestricted insights on this ecosystem.

Global Rank

Qingdao is ranked within the top 300 startup ecosystems globally.

Top Industries

Qingdao’s startups excel particularly in Hardware & IoT where it ranks 159 and in Ecommerce & Retail, and Software and Data. Find out more

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2022 National Rank & Change ▲
2022 National Rank & Change City
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Global Rank & ChangeTotal ScoreQuantity ScoreQuality ScoreBusiness Score
1st
0
6th
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3
102.695
7.11
92.93
2.65
2nd
0
7th
0
70.617
5.10
62.87
2.65
3rd
0
18th
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3
35.101
3.06
29.39
2.65
4th
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1
30th
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3
24.846
1.69
20.50
2.65
5th
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1
36th
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4
22.091
3.01
16.43
2.65
6th
0
51st
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14
13.486
1.23
9.60
2.65
7th
0
78th
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8
8.460
0.57
5.24
2.65
8th
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1
114th
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60
6.342
0.42
3.27
2.65
9th
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2
127th
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89
5.581
0.10
2.83
2.65
10th
0
157th
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48
4.938
0.23
3.35
1.35
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Startups

Notable Startups in Qingdao
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Yeelight
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Newlink
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COSMOplat

Startups

Successful Hardware & IoT startups in Qingdao
Yeelight startup icon
Yeelight
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Yeelink
Haier startup icon
Haier

Startups

Startups Ranking by Industry

Hardware & IoT icon
Hardware & IoT
#159 worldwide

On our map, you can explore a total of 11 startups for Hardware & IoT.

Ecommerce & Retail icon
Ecommerce & Retail
#296 worldwide

In East Asia, Qingdao's Ecommerce & Retail is in top 296. Qingdao has a concentration of about 0% of the country's total Ecommerce & Retail startups that are represented on our map.

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Software and Data
#427 worldwide

Software and Data is ranked 427th in the world. Our database contains 4 startups for this industry.

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Why should you join Qingdao's Startup Ecosystem?

Overview

Within Qingdao there is an increased attraction for entrepreneurs to set up their startups in industries such as Hardware & IoT, Ecommerce & Retail, Software and Data. These three industries represent about 75% of the startups represented on the Startup Ecosystem Map of Qingdao.

13th

National Rank

19th

Regional Rank

Overview

Qingdao is China's 13th best startup ecosystem and is ranked 19th in East Asia. With a population of 5M - 10M people, Qingdao is ranked th in the world. The city boasts some notable startup success stories including Yeelight.

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