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Ethiopia Startup Ecosystem Overview

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Energy & Environment
#34 worldwide
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#47 worldwide
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#55 worldwide

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startup iconDeliver Addis
startup iconShega
startup iconGebeya

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The Ethiopia Startup Ecosystem is emerging innovation hub, ranked at number 100 globally, and shows a positive momentum 5 spots since 2020. Ethiopia also ranks at number 6 for startups in Eastern Africa.

There are 1 cities ranked in the top 1,000 in Ethiopia and the top ranked city in Ethiopia is Addis Ababa at 495 globally. Addis Ababa is followed by undefined at undefined and undefined at undefined.

Ethiopia is an ideal place to locate for Energy & Environment, Foodtech and Transportation startups. As the most popular industries in the country, there is a sample of 13 Energy & Environment startups in Ethiopia, 10 Foodtech startups in Ethiopia and 7 Transportation startups in Ethiopia, on the StartupBlink Map.

On the StartupBlink Global Startup Ecosystem Map there is a sample of 61 startups in Ethiopia, 4 accelerators in Ethiopia, 6 coworking spaces in Ethiopia, 3 organizations in Ethiopia and 5 leaders in Ethiopia.

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Deliver Addis is Ethiopia's number one online delivery service featuring some of the best spots in town Read more
Shega is a startup that works on Innovation and startup development issues. They also have co-working space. Read more
Gebeya is an edtech company that provides specialized industry-specific training in software engineering, design, and digital while supporting in the vision and potential of Africans. Read more
ArifZefen is the leading music streaming service catering for the Ethiopian music lovers Read more
Addis Mercato is Ethiopia's premier and reputable e-commerce and logistics company Read more
Lesan offers accurate and instant translation for languages in emerging economies with their API. With Lesan, you can translate content, save time, and generate insights for major Ethiopian and Eritrean languages. Read more is an online shopping portal that presents different significant opportunities in providing a wide range of products to its existing and potential customers. Read more
Equb is an alternative means to achieve saving and improve access to credit by rotation of savings. Read more
iCog Labs is a team of visionary software professionals, dedicated to advancing the frontier of artificial intelligence research and applications and delivering quality products to customers, based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Read more
M-BIRR is the 1st mobile money service in Ethiopia. M-BIRR allows you to do financial transactions from the convenience of your mobile phone. Read more
ETM Software is a software development company, it focuses on creating compelling digital experience. Read more
Orbit Health offers a variety of products and services. Our systems can help bring efficient, quality, and timely care to those who need it most. Read more
ICL exists to contribute to the maintenance and enhancement of the quality of life throughout Ethiopia by encompassing a system of human and physical resource designed to meet the changing health care needs of the population it serves Read more
YenePay offers a secure and convenient online payment platform so that you can make payments easily from anywhere in Ethiopia. Read more
BusinessTYC is a set of software product specifically made for business in Ethiopia. TYC application software is available online and offline in your office. Most of our products are available as a service – SAAS (Software as a Service). Read more
Awtar is the first ever Ethiopian Music App that allows Music fans to access and purchase musical works anywhere, anytime; while protecting the copyright of those involved in creating the Music to benefit from their hard work. Read more
Ride is a transport hailing and booking platform in Ethiopia Read more
Asbeza Delivery is an Online Grocery Shopping and Delivery Read more
Taskmoby has been built to allow service providers who have signed up to provide services to consumers get jobs within their locality. Taskmoby will search for the nearest available service provider with the best rating and give them the task requested by the consumer. Read more
They facilitate the success of companies by managing their delivery with cost effective and professional service so that they can focus on their core area. Read more
ICT platform for mobile banking: micro money transfer (P2P), pay my bill, send local/international remittances, online payment solutions, buy calling credit. Ethiopia is one of the most underbanked countries, only 5% of the population has a bank account. Currently 617 bank branches in Ethiopia are serving 85 million people. Most rural areas lack banking infrastructure. Innovation: send money directly to anyone with a mobile phone, a free bank account for the receiver is opened promptly. Read more
Botter's AI tutor uses proven techniques to increase engagement and help your students learn faster. Read more
Kifiya Financial Technology PLC. (Kifiya) is a digital finance and payment services’ provider which leverages innovative technology to build and enable distribution channels that make financial and non-financial services affordable and accessible. Read more
Ethio Locate is a travel guide platform, that helps users find locations and information for free with just simple clicks. We helps business owners and organizations to have a digital profile to advertise their companies’ & products. Read more
ArifPay universal mobile Point of Sales (mPOS), an electronic payment platform designed for use by merchants, banks, and consumers in Ethiopia that any business, merchant, or consumer can use to transfer money, make invoices, or pay taxes. Read more
AXIOM provides innovative solutions to financial institutions, businesses, and consumers because we believe that adequate and timely access to finance is essential to growth and development. Read more
Chapa is a financial service and a global data engineering technology-based service provider headquartered in Ethiopia. Read more
Lersha provides a one-stop digital service to small holder farmers and enables them to access farm inputs, hire mechanization services, and request dynamic agro-climate advice using technology. Read more
Guzo Tech are a team of professionals experienced in industry standard software development tools and technologies Read more
IWork's vision is to supply the 'back bone of the economy' enterprises with a variety of innovative products, created with the greatest degree of precision and care. Read more
Debo engineering is an integrated engineering discipline organization based recently emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, ML, IOT, Image Processing, Big Data analysis, mobile computing, and any field related to engineering. Read more
The ABAY-CHR solution is a patient-centered connected health record that enables hospitals, clinics, and patients to have an end to end digital solution that works over time and place. Read more
young start-up beverage manufacturer preparing to introduce new and exciting brands to the East African market Read more
Taxi hailing platform operating in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Read more
Alpha IT Solution is a technology focused system designing, website and eCommerce platform development company based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Read more
Agarfund is the first and largest crowdfunding platform in Ethiopia Read more
QINASH is an Ethiopia based online marketplace that connects consumers to discounts, deals and offers from local sellers. Read more
ከተሜ | Ketemé is a location based platform to connect service seekers with providers nearby. Read more
ebirr is a value-aded and mobile money solution provider Read more
R&D Group leads group of copanies, specialised in BPO for data analytics, AI data training, customer contact centre, translation, video tagging etc. Our business accelerator works with startup and SMEs to improve business performance through training, coaching, mentorship etc Read more
Grow Hydro design and manufacture of hydroponic farming technology Read more
A nutritious products company and currently are working on a nutritious biscut so powerful that just two of our products can satisfy almost all the daily calorie requirement for a child. Read more
Lalibela Global-Networks is a startup leading the digital transformation of the health sector in Africa. We have a wider vision to serve Africa by providing innovate Patient Centered Connected Health solutions Read more
Simbona Africa Healthcare private limited company is a healthcare research and development private company that intends to design, produce, innovate, and develop health care equipment and health ICT systems. Read more
HelloSolar International is a decentralized off-grid solar energy solutions provider committed to improving the quality of life of rural communities in developing countries by giving access to solar energy and connectivity through PAYGO installment payments. Read more
Telliscope's platform empowers growth in emerging cities by delivering relevant and customized business information to grow your company Read more
Zafree Papers’ is a company based in Ethiopia that manufactures a 100% tree-free paper pulp using agro waste. Read more
duka is a next generation location monitoring device, the first to be designed and manufactured in Ethiopia. It is an asset tracking platform designed to fulfill the needs of automotive as well as industrial applications. Read more
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