The Startup Ecosystem of Dhaka

Home to 88% of Bangladesh’s startups, Dhaka boasts a vibrant startup ecosystem that is ranked 326 in the world.

CITY RANKING

While Dhaka decreased by 63 spots in its global rank in the Global Startup Ecosystem Index of 2022, its ranking in Bangladesh remained stable at 1 nationally since 2021.

National Ranking

1st
0
In Bangladesh

Regional Ranking

12th
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1
In South Asia

Global Ranking

326th
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63
Worldwide

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The Startup Ecosystem in Dhaka

Startups in Dhaka excel in Transportation, Education, and and Foodtech. There are some notable success stories contributing to the city’s growing Transportation industry. One of the most promising startups in Dhaka in 2022 is ShopUp, Pathao, and Shohoz.

Global Rank

Dhaka is ranked within the top 400 startup ecosystems globally.

Top Industries

Dhaka’s startups excel particularly in Transportation where it ranks 118 and in Education, and Foodtech. Find out more

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Startups

Notable Startups in Dhaka
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ShopUp
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Pathao
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Shohoz

Startups

Successful Transportation startups in Dhaka
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Pathao
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Shohoz
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GIM - Digital Truck

Startups

Startups Ranking by Industry

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Transportation
#118 worldwide

On our map, you can explore a total of 15 startups for Transportation.

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Education
#190 worldwide

In South Asia, Dhaka's Education is in top 190. Dhaka has a concentration of about 0% of the country's total Education startups that are represented on our map.

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Foodtech
#198 worldwide

Foodtech is ranked 198th in the world. Our database contains 8 startups for this industry.

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Why should you join Dhaka's Startup Ecosystem?

Overview

Within Dhaka there is an increased attraction for entrepreneurs to set up their startups in industries such as Transportation, Education, Foodtech. These three industries represent about 49% of the startups represented on the Startup Ecosystem Map of Dhaka.

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National Rank

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Regional Rank

Overview

Dhaka is Bangladesh's 1st best startup ecosystem and is ranked 12th in South Asia. With a population of undefined, Dhaka is ranked th in the world. The city boasts some notable startup success stories including ShopUp.

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Startup Infrastructure in Dhaka
With a large variety of initiatives, Dhaka's startup ecosystem stands out from other cities in South Asia. Dhaka offers a number of funding opportunities for entrepreneurs and startups. Below is a list of Dhaka's most prominent support initiatives:

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