The Startup Ecosystem of Santo Domingo

Home to 89% of The Dominican Republic’s startups, Santo Domingo has a vibrant startup ecosystem that is ranked 801 in the world.


While Santo Domingo decreased by 50 spot in its global rank in the Global Startup Ecosystem Index of 2023, its ranking in The Dominican Republic remained stable at 1 nationally since 2022.

National Ranking

In Dominican Republic

Regional Ranking

In Caribbean

Global Ranking



Santo Domingo Top Startup Industries

Software & Data icon
Software & Data
#592 worldwide

3 startups

Hardware & IoT icon
Hardware & IoT
1 startups

1 startups

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Social & Leisure
1 startups

1 startups

Ecosystem HealthCheck

Santo Domingo Ecosystem Health Check

The health check tables allow you to look at the performance Santo Domingo 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...

  • Overperformance
  • Performance equal to global ranking
  • Underperformance
ParameterParameter Global rankParameter rank change since 2022ResultContribution to total scoreRank gain / loss due to parameter
Total Score801-500.197100%0
Quantity Score530-554-930.07738.86%179
Sample size of startups615-674-38723.66%-68
Sample size of accelerators250-328-1120%-7
Sample size of coworking spaces247-255-22160%-43
Community Score258-63250.0315.21%54


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The Startup Ecosystem in Santo Domingo

Startups in Santo Domingo excel in Software & Data, Hardware & IoT, and Social & and Leisure. There are some notable success stories contributing to the city’s growing Software & Data industry. One of the most promising startups in Santo Domingo in 2023 is Elite, Jompeame, and Edupass.

Global Rank

Santo Domingo is ranked within the top 1000 startup ecosystems globally.

Top Industries

Santo Domingo’s startups excel particularly in Software & Data where it ranks 592 and in Hardware & IoT, and Social & Leisure. Find out more

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Notable Startups in Santo Domingo
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Successful Software & Data startups in Santo Domingo
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Why should you join Santo Domingo's Startup Ecosystem?


Within Santo Domingo there is an increased attraction for entrepreneurs to set up their startups in industries such as Software & Data, Hardware & IoT, Social & Leisure. These three industries represent about 63% of the startups represented on the Startup Ecosystem Map of Santo Domingo.


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Santo Domingo is The Dominican Republic's 1st best startup ecosystem and is ranked 3rd in Caribbean. With a population of 2M - 10M people, Santo Domingo is ranked 801st in the world. The city has some notable startup success stories including Elite.

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