The Startup Ecosystem of San Juan

Home to 89% of Puerto Rico’s startups, San Juan has a vibrant startup ecosystem that is ranked 317 in the world.


In 2023, the startup scene of San Juan shows much promise after advancing in the Global Ecosystem Index by 16 spots.

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In Puerto Rico

Regional Ranking

In Caribbean

Global Ranking


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San Juan Top Startup Industries

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Energy & Environment
#110 worldwide

7 startups

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Ecommerce & Retail
#196 worldwide

14 startups

Foodtech icon
#196 worldwide

5 startups

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San Juan Ecosystem Health Check

The health check tables allow you to look at the performance San Juan has in each of the parameters that are part of StartupBlink's ranking algorithm. There are five tables, corresponding to the three subscores, the subscore analysis and industry ana...

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ParameterParameter Global rankParameter rank change since 2022ResultContribution to total scoreRank gain / loss due to parameter
Total Score317161.203100%0
Quantity Score168630.49741.29%109
Sample size of startups184-187176133.81%50
Sample size of accelerators107-118-2870%-2
Sample size of coworking spaces164-167-8290%11
Community Score130-1821970.097.48%12


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The Startup Ecosystem in San Juan

Startups in San Juan excel in Energy & Environment, Ecommerce & Retail, and and Foodtech. There are some notable success stories contributing to the city’s growing Energy & Environment industry. One of the most promising startups in San Juan in 2023 is PolySwarm, FV Bank, and abartysHealth.

Global Rank

San Juan is ranked within the top 400 startup ecosystems globally.

Top Industries

San Juan’s startups excel particularly in Energy & Environment where it ranks 110 and in Ecommerce & Retail, and Foodtech. Find out more

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Notable Startups in San Juan
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FV Bank
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Successful Energy & Environment startups in San Juan


Why should you join San Juan's Startup Ecosystem?


Within San Juan there is an increased attraction for entrepreneurs to set up their startups in industries such as Energy & Environment, Ecommerce & Retail, Foodtech. These three industries represent about 31% of the startups represented on the Startup Ecosystem Map of San Juan.


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San Juan is Puerto Rico's 1st best startup ecosystem and is ranked 1st in Caribbean. With a population of 2M - 10M people, San Juan is ranked 317th in the world. The city has some notable startup success stories including PolySwarm.

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