Barcelona boasts 1442 startups in our sample database which represents about 54% of Spain’s sampled startups. Barcelona is the highest-ranked startup ecosystem in Spain.
Barcelona kept its position stable in the Global Startup Ecosystem Index of 2022, ranking 37th.
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Barcelona is ranked within the top 40 startup ecosystems globally.
Barcelona’s startups excel particularly in Foodtech where it ranks 15 and in Energy & Environment, and Ecommerce & Retail. Find out more
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On our map, you can explore a total of 383 startups for Foodtech.
In Western Europe, Barcelona's Energy & Environment is in top 16. Barcelona has a concentration of about 0% of the country's total Energy & Environment startups that are represented on our map.
Ecommerce & Retail is ranked 21st in the world. Our database contains 209 startups for this industry.
Within Barcelona there is an increased attraction for entrepreneurs to set up their startups in industries such as Foodtech, Energy & Environment, Ecommerce & Retail. These three industries represent about 56% of the startups represented on the Startup Ecosystem Map of Barcelona.
Barcelona is Spain's 1st best startup ecosystem and is ranked 6th in Western Europe. With a population of 5M - 10M people, Barcelona is ranked th in the world. The city boasts some notable startup success stories including Paack and its startup ecosystem infrastructure is strengthened by organizations such as Glovo and Regus Plaza Catalunya.
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