The Startup Ecosystem of San José

San José boasts 9 startups in our sample database which represents about 53% of Costa Rica’s sampled startups. San José is the highest-ranked startup ecosystem in Costa Rica.


In 2022, the startup scene of San José developed considerably and increased in the Global Ecosystem Index by 34 spots.

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The Startup Ecosystem in San José

Startups in San José excel in Fintech, Health, and Software and and Data. There are some notable success stories contributing to the city’s growing Fintech industry. One of the most promising startups in San José in 2022 is HuliHealth, Processim Labs, and OneHash.

Global Rank

San José is ranked within the top 300 startup ecosystems globally.

Top Industries

San José’s startups excel particularly in Fintech where it ranks 251 and in Health, and Software and Data. Find out more

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Notable Startups in San José
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Processim Labs
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Successful Fintech startups in San José
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Startups Ranking by Industry

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#251 worldwide

On our map, you can explore a total of 4 startups for Fintech.

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#308 worldwide

In Central America, San José's Health is in top 308. San José has a concentration of about 0% of the country's total Health startups that are represented on our map.

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Software and Data
1 startups

Our database contains 1 startup for this industry.

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Why should you join San José's Startup Ecosystem?


Within San José there is an increased attraction for entrepreneurs to set up their startups in industries such as Fintech, Health, Software and Data. These three industries represent about 78% of the startups represented on the Startup Ecosystem Map of San José.


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Regional Rank


San José is Costa Rica's 1st best startup ecosystem and is ranked 5th in Central America. With a population of 0.1M - 0.5M people, San José is ranked th in the world. The city boasts some notable startup success stories including HuliHealth.

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


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