Startup Genome and Meath Enterprise Publish 2021 Global Startup Ecosystem Report

The Mid-East Region of Ireland is featured in the world’s preeminent report on advancing startup ecosystems – ranking as a Top 10 Activation Phase Ecosystem in Performance

 SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — September, 2021 —  The 2021 Global Startup Ecosystem Report (GSER) by Startup Genome and the Global Entrepreneurship Network was launched today at London Tech Week. The GSER is the world’s most comprehensive and widely-read research on startups, with 280 entrepreneurial innovation ecosystems and 3 million startups analyzed. The Report includes a ranking of the leading 140 ecosystems in the world, breakdowns by continent with regional insights, and founder-focused articles from thought leaders and experts around the world.

Meath Enterprise worked closely with Startup Genome to highlight the Mid-East Region, Ireland’s strengths against ecosystems globally. The Mid-East Region of Ireland’s standing in the #GSER2021 –

  • Created $183 million in Ecosystem Value with $28 million in total early-stage funding over the last 2.5 years
  • An educated workforce and international talent are cited as reasons a startup should move to Ireland’s Mid-East Region
  • The Agtech & New Food sectors are highlighted for their density of talent, support resources, and startup activity

The 2021 GSER provides insights and guidance to public and private leaders on how to cultivate thriving startup ecosystems and support local startups — the #1 engine of job creation and economic growth.

“Entrepreneurs, policymakers, and community leaders are working hard all over the world to build productive and inclusive technology ecosystems that are engines of economic growth and job creation for all,” said JF Gauthier, Founder & CEO of Startup Genome. “The Global Startup Ecosystem Report is the foundation of knowledge where we, as a global network, come together to identify what policies actually produce economic impact and in what context.”

“We are delighted to be partnering with Startup Genome for the launch of the Global Startup Ecosystem Report (GSER-2021) highlighting the growing reputation of Ireland’s Mid-East Region as a thriving startup and scaleup ecosystem, particularly for Agtech and Food-Related Companies such as Devenish, Hexafly and Complex Nutrition” said Gary O’Meara, CEO Meath Enterprise and Co-Founder & CEO of the Boyne Valley Food Innovation District.

Discover how more than 140 entrepreneurial ecosystems across the world stack up and view the full report here: