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The Berlin startup ecosystem has developed into an indispensable pillar of Berlin’s economy – and one that remains stable even in difficult times. In 2022, around 90,000 people were employed in Berlin startups. Around 600 new startups are founded every year. These have created tens of thousands of new jobs in recent years. Around half or more of the VC money invested in German startups has been flowing into Berlin for years. By cooperating with established companies, startups contribute to strengthening competitiveness in many sectors of the economy with their innovative solutions.

Berlin is in competition with other international startup cities. Well-trained young talent, a powerful and modern infrastructure, good networking opportunities and an administration that is open and accessible to the needs of founders are relevant factors for continuing to be successful as a startup capital in the future.

With targeted support services and activities, the State of Berlin is consolidating its position as a startup stronghold in Germany and Europe:

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Startup Map Berlin

Explore the startup ecosystem in Berlin and Brandenburg! The Startup Map provides a comprehensive overview. More information

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Funding for startups

Have you just started your company in Berlin or are considering it? Welcome to Germany’s fastest growing hub for startups. More information

Startup Business Team

Startup Unit Berlin

As an official association of the State of Berlin, the Startup Unit improves the political framework conditions for startups. More information

Startup Agenda

Startup Agenda Berlin

With the Startup Agenda Berlin, the State of Berlin is setting the tone for the further expansion of the world’s most successful startup metropolis. More information