Sharjah has ranked top in high-growth activation phase ecosystems in the newly launched Global Startup Ecosystem Report (GSER), marking a milestone in the emirate’s journey toward becoming a thriving global startup hub.
In line with the Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center’s (Sheraa) mandate to put Sharjah on the map as an entrepreneurial hub locally and internationally, the center has partnered with Startup Genome, a global policy advisory and research organization for governments and public-private partnerships, to benchmark Sharjah’s entrepreneurial performance and contribute toward the 2020 GSER, powered by Startup Genome and the Global Entrepreneurship Network.
Launched at the Ecosystems Couch Conference on June 25, the GSER is the world’s most comprehensive and widely read research on startups with 250 ecosystems studied.
Najla Al-Midfa, CEO of Sheraa, said: “It is a proud moment for Sheraa, and Sharjah, to be recognized as a top high-growth ecosystem by Startup Genome. This achievement is a testament to our dedicated efforts over the past five years to cultivate a world-class entrepreneurship ecosystem. We look forward to further advancing Sharjah’s reputation as a vibrant startup hub.”
The 2020 GSER cites Sharjah’s commitment to research and innovation, the access to high-caliber talent through the University City, and the presence of regional sub-sector strengths such as education technology and the creative economy, as key assets in the Sharjah ecosystem.