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Cologne Startup Ecosystem Overview

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National Ranking
6th
0
in Germany
Regional Ranking
32nd
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6
in Western Europe
Global Ranking
127th
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5
worldwide

top industries
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Marketing & Sales
#102 worldwide
Social & Leisure icon
Social & Leisure
#103 worldwide
Health icon
Health
#109 worldwide

notable startups
startup iconAuskunft.de
startup iconESL
startup iconLearnship

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ecosystem description

The Startup Ecosystem of Cologne is ranked at number 127 globally, and shows a negative momentum decreasing -5 spots since 2020. Cologne also ranks at number 6 in Germany, and 32 in Western Europe.

Cologne is an ideal place to locate for Marketing & Sales, Social & Leisure and Health startups. As the most popular industries in Cologne, there is a sample of 38 Marketing & Sales startups in Cologne, 15 Social & Leisure startups in Cologne, and 11 Health startups in Cologne, on the StartupBlink Map.

On the StartupBlink Global Startup Ecosystem Map there is also a sample of 96 startups in Cologne, no accelerators in Cologne, 1 coworking spaces in Cologne, 1 organizations in Cologne and no leaders in Cologne.

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auskunft.de is the innovation for local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). With the help of search engine technology, we serve situational needs of business people and users to deliver results in the here and now: where they are needed, when they are needed. Read more
ESL is a gaming news and information network focused on professional gaming, also known as e-sports. Read more
Learnship offers is an online corporate language learning delivered via a proprietary web conferencing solution. Read more
Homelike is an online platform for temporary furnished apartment and serviced apartment rentals for businesses and corporate travelers. Read more
123fahrschule.de - consolidating and digitizing the German driving school market Read more
Create, remix and share music online Read more
The online plagiarism checker for telling originality from copy&paste: ranked #1 in 2013. PlagScan takes your text and 1) finds thematically related texts from billions of public and private archives 2) compares the similar texts in depth to detect even subsentence matches 3) compiles a concise report, with the detail level optimal for your use case Read more
The complete digital marketing application for small businesses Read more
nextmarkets is Europe's commission-free online broker Read more
Chronext is is a full-service platform for luxury watch trading where clients can buy, sell luxury watches. Read more
In 2001, we had the idea of bringing together photographic works from committed amateur photographers under a common interface, to network them. From this idea, fotocommunity was born. Today, fotocommunity has more than 1,000,000 members and is the largest internet community for amateur photographers in Europe. It is also the first choice for firms seeking to target their advertising to a highly-specialized, affluent consumer with interest in the latest technology. Read more
Palmer Hargreaves is an integrated marketing communications agency helping brands and customers to connect on a global scale. Read more
With the help of an international community of volunteers, we develop open source software that millions of people use every day to have a better online experience. Our solutions such as Adblock Plus, which, having amassed over 250 million downloads, is the most popular add-on ever, put users in control over the kind of content they see online. Beyond that, we build software that encourages positive, informative advertising and privacy protection practices. Read more
Open-Xchange is committed to a borderless internet that is open, safe and free allowing users to protect their own data and privacy. Read more
Scraper API deals with IP rotation, headless browsers, and CAPTCHAs so that developers can get the HTML of any web page with a simple API call Read more
gridscale is an innovative technology, creates the basis for sophisticated cloud solutions. Read more
itravel provides customized online mobile leisure booking. Read more
Cloud based telephone system for SMEs with end-2-end encrytped zRTP calls. Read more
EISENHOWER is a time management solution based on the Eisenhower matrix, supporting you in prioritizing and getting to-dos done by urgency and importance. It helps you organizing both your business and private tasks altogether, reducing stress while increasing productivity at the same time. Other apps focus on collecting many lists and tasks, EISENHOWER helps you to actually complete the ones that really matter. Read more
IoT network carrier, IoT MVNO, IoT Connectivity Provider, Platform-as-a-Service Read more
Crowdfox is an innovative shopping club where merchants sell for free and members can buy every product they desire for the best price. Read more
Cannamedical Pharma is an independent medical cannabis wholesalers in the European Union. Read more
Giant Swarm’s provides the power and freedom to build the cloud-native applications that run our world Read more
CheMondis is the leading B2B marketplace for Chemicals in Europe Read more
quintly (formerly AllFacebook Stats) is a web based tool to track and benchmark your social media profiles. When optimizing your social media efforts, it is key to look at what your competition is doing. quintly helps you to find an easy and structured approach to comparing your own performance with your competition and derive optimization potential from this. Read more
metru is an HR portal to connect companies and candidates in the preselection process of the recruiting. Read more
Honestly is a fast growing company that specializes in employee engagement and customer experience. Read more
CEVEC Pharmaceuticals develops therapeutic proteins and monoclonal antibodies with human glycosylation patterns. Read more
metru is an HR portal to connect companies and candidates in the preselection process of the recruiting. Read more
how.fm is a manual worker training and performance support platform Read more
envelio is a cloud based smart grid platform. Read more
Formel D is the global service provider of the automotive industry. Read more
CASE uses context information and its own algorithm to make educational degrees comparable across institutions, subjects and countries. Read more
mailo provides digital entrepreneur insurer for freelancers, self-employed and small businesses. Read more
Frag Paul is an innovative and web-based resource management solution for small and medium sized companies. The launched human resource management module contains the management of employees with a digital employee file, time tracking, shift-planning, absence and holiday management as well as an automated salary management. Our product combined with our service and support portfolio supports the sector of small and medium sized companies and automates administrative tasks to enable the possibility for entrepreneurs and employees to focus on their core abilities. Read more
Mealmates is a tech-food startup which delivers premium ready-to-eat dishes as one of the fastest deliverers of online food orders. Read more
4Stop provides global KYC, compliance and anti–fraud solutions. Read more
One App. All Your Favorite Feeds! Read more
enbreeze builds a completely new generation of small wind turbines for households, companies, farms, etc. in order to produce clean wind energy. We are able to reduce the cost of a turbine by up to 5 times compared to other products in the market. We run noiseless. We are easy to install. And we look cool. All that is based on more than 3 years of research, where we came up with a technology that reduces the forces on the turbine by 5 times. German engineering with strong IP protection.  Read more
Virtual Software-as-a-Service procurement team, helping finance and tech teams to optimize SaaS tools in digital-first companies. Read more
Legalbird helps consumers to solve their legal issues within minutes. Read more
Wingbrush is develop innovative products in cooperation with dentists. Read more
Sunvigo provides you with cheap solar power from your roof and real green power from the grid. Read more
AYOXXA is a biotech company commercializing innovative technology. Read more
We are passionate to liberate everybody to achive their maximum personal productivity. We provide the tools to take back control over your time, to get stuff done more easily. We offer the first full digital support of the 43 folders tickler file system. Read more
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Top Cities for Startups in Germany Ranked by StartupBlink

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1.80
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6.897
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1.23
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4.584
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3.49
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