The Alluring City with the Highest Percentage of Female-Led Startups


Brooklyn has the largest percentage of women-led startups. According to TechCrunch, it is the “national frontrunner” in this regard with 28 percent of women-led startups. This surpasses the national average for women-led startups, which is 15 percent. The reason women-led startups are thriving in Brooklyn is up for debate. According to FORTUNE, “in 2013, the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership identified 500 innovative start-ups that together had created 23,000 jobs, occupied 1.7 million square feet of office space, and boosted Brooklyn’s GDP by $3 billion.”

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