Home to 93% of Senegal’s startups, Dakar boasts a vibrant startup ecosystem that is ranked 494 in the world.
In 2022, the startup scene of Dakar developed considerably and increased in the Global Ecosystem Index by 333 spots.
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Dakar is ranked within the top 500 startup ecosystems globally.
Dakar’s startups excel particularly in Transportation where it ranks 170 and in Ecommerce & Retail, and Ecommerce & Retail. Find out more
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On our map, you can explore a total of 6 startups for Transportation.
In Western Africa, Dakar's Ecommerce & Retail is in top 320. Dakar has a concentration of about 0% of the country's total Ecommerce & Retail startups that are represented on our map.
Our database contains 4 startups for this industry.
Within Dakar there is an increased attraction for entrepreneurs to set up their startups in industries such as Transportation, Ecommerce & Retail, Ecommerce & Retail. These three industries represent about 60% of the startups represented on the Startup Ecosystem Map of Dakar.
Dakar is Senegal's 1st best startup ecosystem and is ranked 4th in Western Africa. With a population of 5M - 10M people, Dakar is ranked th in the world. The city boasts some notable startup success stories including Baobab+.
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