Home to 24% of Saudi Arabia’s startups, Jeddah boasts a vibrant startup ecosystem that is ranked 385 in the world.
While Jeddah decreased by 91 spots in its global rank in the Global Startup Ecosystem Index of 2022, its ranking in Saudi Arabia remained stable at 2 nationally since 2021.
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Jeddah is ranked within the top 400 startup ecosystems globally.
Jeddah’s startups excel particularly in Fintech where it ranks 186 and in Hardware & IoT, and Ecommerce & Retail. Find out more
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On our map, you can explore a total of 4 startups for Fintech.
In Middle East, Jeddah's Hardware & IoT is in top 220. Jeddah has a concentration of about 0% of the country's total Hardware & IoT startups that are represented on our map.
Ecommerce & Retail is ranked 221st in the world. Our database contains 2 startups for this industry.
Within Jeddah there is an increased attraction for entrepreneurs to set up their startups in industries such as Fintech, Hardware & IoT, Ecommerce & Retail. These three industries represent about 36% of the startups represented on the Startup Ecosystem Map of Jeddah.
Jeddah is Saudi Arabia's 2nd best startup ecosystem and is ranked 12th in Middle East. With a population of 5M - 10M people, Jeddah is ranked th in the world. The city boasts some notable startup success stories including Salla.
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