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Facts and Figures

2.8 million (2020)
Major Cities
Durrës, Vlorë, Elbasan, Shkodër
GDP per Capita
5,215 USD (2020)
Average Age
36.4 years
Main Industries
tourism, agriculture, food processing

The entrepreneurial ecocsystem in Albania

Albanian entrepreneurial ecosystem is in an early stage of development. A solid foundation is being built by lively startup communities, primarily around co-working spaces in Tirana. Startup support services are almost exclusively funded by international donor funded projects with focus on idea and early-stages. Access to finance remains a challenge. For more mature and scaling startups, the ecosystem does not yet include adequate support mechanisms.

Competitive advantage: strong and coherent communities, including female founders networks.