Rotterdam boasts 93 startups in our sample database which represents about 7% of The Netherlands’s sampled startups. Rotterdam is the 5th best startup ecosystem in The Netherlands.
While Rotterdam decreased by 13 spots in its global rank in the Global Startup Ecosystem Index of 2022, its ranking in The Netherlands remained stable at 5 nationally since 2021.
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Rotterdam is ranked within the top 200 startup ecosystems globally.
Rotterdam’s startups excel particularly in Hardware & IoT where it ranks 111 and in Fintech, and Transportation. Find out more
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On our map, you can explore a total of 29 startups for Hardware & IoT.
In Western Europe, Rotterdam's Fintech is in top 112. Rotterdam has a concentration of about 0% of the country's total Fintech startups that are represented on our map.
Transportation is ranked 122nd in the world. Our database contains 11 startups for this industry.
Within Rotterdam there is an increased attraction for entrepreneurs to set up their startups in industries such as Hardware & IoT, Fintech, Transportation. These three industries represent about 55% of the startups represented on the Startup Ecosystem Map of Rotterdam.
Rotterdam is The Netherlands' 5th best startup ecosystem and is ranked 52nd in Western Europe. With a population of 1M - 2M people, Rotterdam is ranked th in the world. The city boasts some notable startup success stories including HousingAnywhere.
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