Shanghai boasts 982 startups in our sample database which represents about 18% of China’s sampled startups. Shanghai is the 2nd best startup ecosystem in China.
Shanghai kept its position stable in the Global Startup Ecosystem Index of 2022, ranking 7th.
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Shanghai is ranked within the top 10 startup ecosystems globally.
Shanghai’s startups excel particularly in Transportation where it ranks 2 and in Education, and Ecommerce & Retail. Find out more
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On our map, you can explore a total of 252 startups for Transportation.
In East Asia, Shanghai's Education is in top 4. Shanghai has a concentration of about 0% of the country's total Education startups that are represented on our map.
Ecommerce & Retail is ranked 5th in the world. Our database contains 109 startups for this industry.
Within Shanghai there is an increased attraction for entrepreneurs to set up their startups in industries such as Transportation, Education, Ecommerce & Retail. These three industries represent about 50% of the startups represented on the Startup Ecosystem Map of Shanghai.
Shanghai is China's 2nd best startup ecosystem and is ranked 2nd in East Asia. With a population of undefined, Shanghai is ranked th in the world. The city boasts some notable startup success stories including Dianping and its startup ecosystem infrastructure is strengthened by organizations such as Pinduoduo and CEO SUITE.
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