The Startup Ecosystem of Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic has 1 city in the top 1000 and is one of Caribbean’s best countries for setting up a startup.


Since 2023, The Dominican Republic lost 8 spots in the Global Startup Ecosystem Index, having now positioned itself as 115th worldwide.



Regional Ranking

In Caribbean

Global Ranking



Dominican Republic Top Startup Industries

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Software & Data
3 startups

3 startups

Social & Leisure icon
Social & Leisure
2 startups

2 startups

Ecommerce & Retail icon
Ecommerce & Retail
1 startups

1 startups

Ecosystem HealthCheck

Dominican Republic Ecosystem Health Check

The health check tables allow you to look at the performance Dominican Republic 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 Score115-80.159100%0
Quantity Score115-110.05836.2%0
Sample size of startups115-117-9830.01%0
Sample size of accelerators89-97-420%0
Sample size of coworking spaces87-88-4180%-5
Community Score95N/A0.016.19%0


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The Startup Ecosystem in Dominican Republic

In 2023, The Dominican Republic register a rise in Software & Data startups. Some of the most notable success stories in this industry are those of , Elite.

Global Rank

The Dominican Republic is ranked below the top 1000 startup ecosystems globally.

Top Industries

The Dominican Republic’s startup scene is best represented in Software & Data, Social & Leisure, and in Ecommerce & and Retail.

Top Cities for Startups in Dominican Republic - Ranked by StartupBlink
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Notable Startups in Dominican Republic
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Successful Software & Data startups in Dominican Republic
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