Top 8 African Cities with Most Advanced Startup Ecosystems
According to the report’s data, the results in Africa and the Middle East region were less positive, as the number of cities representing the region decreased to 57 cities, compared to 74 cities last year. However, Africa managed to put one city, Lagos, in the list of the world’s top 100 cities, making it the only African city to ever reach this ranking.
Here are the top 8 African cities with the most developed startup ecosystems according to them startup
According to the report, Lagos jumped 41 places to 81 globally and is the first African city to enter the top 100. Lagos is ranked 24th globally in the food technology industry and 43rd in e-commerce and retail. Lagos’ achievements in food technology should be celebrated because Lagos is the only African city to reach the top 30 in the 11 industries.
2. Cape Town, South Africa
First nationally, Cape Town dropped two places to 147th globally but moved to the second highest ranked city in Africa at the expense of Nairobi.
3. Johannesburg, South Africa
Despite dropping six places to 158 globally, Johannesburg ranks second nationally and climbs to third in Africa, also benefiting from Nairobi’s decline.
The only city ranked in the top 1000, which is the capital of Egypt, has seen a 20-place jump to rank 160 globally and fourth in Africa, with a slight advance over Nairobi (5) and a small gap from Johannesburg (3). Alexandria exited the list of the top 1000 cities in the world this year, making Cairo the only ranked city in Egypt. Cairo ranks 89th in the transportation industry.
Nairobi is among the world’s top 150 cities and has fallen 27 places to 163, but it still ranks first in East Africa. Nairobi, which ranked first in Africa in 2020, has lost three places to become fifth in Africa, and is now ahead of Lagos, Cape Town, Johannesburg and Cairo.
Accra, the only city from Ghana to rank 1000 globally, has lost 15 spots to rank 296, and is still ranked 300. Accra ranks sixth in Africa and second in West Africa
Casablanca maintained its growth momentum from 2021 and improved by 39 more centers to 325 globally. Casablanca is now seventh in Africa and second in North Africa, displacing Tunisia.
The only ranked city in Rwanda is Kigali, which has fallen 130 places to 395. Kigali ranks eighth in Africa and second in East Africa, where it has a reasonable gap from its closest competitors, Kampala and Addis Ababa.