The 2021 report from Startup Genome and the Global Entrepreneurship Network ranks the leading 140 ecosystems in the world, breakdowns by continent with regional insights, and founder-focused articles from thought leaders and experts, with data from over 3 million companies across 280 ecosystems.
Tunisia was ranked among the top ten startup ecosystems in the world in the 2021 Global Startup Ecosystem Report (GSER) – one of the most comprehensive and widely-read research on startup ecosystems in the world. The report is published annually in collaboration with the Global Entrepreneurship Network by the world’s leading policy advisory and research organization Startup Genome (GEN).
The published report includes an international ranking of entrepreneurial innovation ecosystems, with over 3 million startups and 280 entrepreneurial innovation ecosystems analyzed.
The report’s most recent version was officially launched globally on September 22, 2021, during London Tech Week 2021.
The report features a ranking of the world’s top 140 ecosystems, divided by region and continent, as well as insights and analytical articles for global leaders and economists.
Tunisia’s ecosystem has been thoroughly researched in the report and has been recognized as a leader in a variety of economic sectors. Tunisia, the report states, has emerged as one of the MENA region’s top ten ecosystems with qualified technical talent.
Tunisia is also mentioned in the report as one of the top ten ecosystems in the MENA region in terms of talent and experience, as well as the ability to generate and retain talent.
“Throughout the world, entrepreneurs, policymakers, and community leaders are collaborating to create productive and inclusive technology ecosystems that serve as engines of economic growth and job creation for all,” said JF Gauthier, Founder & CEO of Startup Genome. “The Global Startup Ecosystem Report serves as a foundation of knowledge, bringing together a global network to determine which policies actually have an economic impact and in what context.”
It is worth noting that Tunisia was ranked as Africa’s most innovative country by the Bloomberg Innovation Index, with 39 percent of its increasingly educated and urban population under the age of 24. It was rated the best entrepreneurial environment in Africa. Tunisia’s startup investment increased by 31% between 2017 and 2021, totaling US$38.2 million across 54 transactions between 2020 and 2021. Tunisia has long been a talent exporter, but the country is increasingly focusing on domestic human capital development.
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