Critical size, a determining factor for an ecosystem
Although regional or urban start-up ecosystem rankings tend to be lower in relation to the country’s overall results, they are beginning to reflect this dynamism of the Waldesian ecosystem. The 2018 ranking on the attractiveness of StartupBlink's start-up ecosystems by city has thus increased Lausanne from 192nd to 78th place out of 1,000. Startup Genome's Global Start-up Ecosystem Report 2019 included, for the first time, the Lausanne-Berne-Geneva region in its top 30 worldwide. Even more concrete signals: a number of Vaud start-ups are reaching respectable sizes in terms of both turnover and number of employees, such as Frontiers Media with more than 500 jobs, half of them in Switzerland, Nexthink with nearly 400 jobs, more than a third of them in Switzerland or Sophia Genetics with more than 200 jobs, half of them in Switzerland according to statistics published by the for 2019.