Home to 82% of Sri Lanka’s startups, Colombo boasts a vibrant startup ecosystem that is ranked 357 in the world.
In 2022, the startup scene of Colombo shows much promise after advancing in the Global Ecosystem Index by 17 spots.
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Colombo is ranked within the top 400 startup ecosystems globally.
Colombo’s startups excel particularly in Education where it ranks 175 and in Fintech, and Marketing & Sales. Find out more
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On our map, you can explore a total of 28 startups for Education.
In South Asia, Colombo's Fintech is in top 191. Colombo has a concentration of about 0% of the country's total Fintech startups that are represented on our map.
Marketing & Sales is ranked 198th in the world. Our database contains 5 startups for this industry.
Within Colombo there is an increased attraction for entrepreneurs to set up their startups in industries such as Education, Fintech, Marketing & Sales. These three industries represent about 66% of the startups represented on the Startup Ecosystem Map of Colombo.
Colombo is Sri Lanka's 1st best startup ecosystem and is ranked 14th in South Asia. With a population of 0.5M - 1M people, Colombo is ranked th in the world. The city boasts some notable startup success stories including PickMe.
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