The Startup Ecosystem of Tirana

Home to 97% of Albania’s startups, Tirana boasts a vibrant startup ecosystem that is ranked 461 in the world.


In 2022, the startup scene of Tirana shows much promise after advancing in the Global Ecosystem Index by 27 spots.

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The Startup Ecosystem in Tirana

Startups in Tirana excel in Transportation, Marketing & Sales, and Ecommerce & and Retail. There are some notable success stories contributing to the city’s growing Transportation industry. One of the most promising startups in Tirana in 2022 is Gjirafa, Baboon - Food Delivery, and

Global Rank

Tirana is ranked within the top 500 startup ecosystems globally.

Top Industries

Tirana’s startups excel particularly in Transportation where it ranks 169 and in Marketing & Sales, and Ecommerce & Retail. Find out more

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Notable Startups in Tirana
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Successful Transportation startups in Tirana
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Baboon - Food Delivery


Startups Ranking by Industry

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#169 worldwide

On our map, you can explore a total of 7 startups for Transportation.

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Marketing & Sales
#220 worldwide

In Eastern Europe, Tirana's Marketing & Sales is in top 220. Tirana has a concentration of about 0% of the country's total Marketing & Sales startups that are represented on our map.

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Ecommerce & Retail
#233 worldwide

Ecommerce & Retail is ranked 233rd in the world. Our database contains 4 startups for this industry.

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Why should you join Tirana's Startup Ecosystem?


Within Tirana there is an increased attraction for entrepreneurs to set up their startups in industries such as Transportation, Marketing & Sales, Ecommerce & Retail. These three industries represent about 48% of the startups represented on the Startup Ecosystem Map of Tirana.


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Tirana is Albania's 1st best startup ecosystem and is ranked 35th in Eastern Europe. With a population of 0.1M - 0.5M people, Tirana is ranked th in the world. The city boasts some notable startup success stories including Gjirafa.

Startup Infrastructure in Tirana
With a large variety of initiatives, Tirana's startup ecosystem stands out from other cities in Eastern Europe. Tirana offers a number of funding opportunities for entrepreneurs and startups. Below is a list of Tirana's most prominent support initiatives:


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