Support for start-ups and young companies

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Welcome to Germany's fastest growing hub for start-ups.

Berlin’s vibrant start-up landscape is attracting more and more investors to the German capital. Berlin draws by far the most venture capital nationwide and has become the most important target region for foreign investors. Numerous public institutions as well as private investors such as business angels, incubators, and accelerators are available to provide assistance in getting your business off the ground.

In addition, technology and incubators in Berlin are on hand to offer practical help with day-to-day issues faced by start-ups. Berlin’s universities also maintain their own incubators and actively participate in the start-up network Science & Startups.

Berlin's start-up ecosystem

A comprehensive overview of Berlin’s start-up ecosystem is offered by the Berlin Start-Up Map, a project of the Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises. The Senate Department also gives a comprehensive overview of advice centers, start-up aid and events. Stories and news from the Berlin start-up world can be found on the portal.

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Ecosystem Basics

Next to being Startup capital, Berlin’s economy and public players offer various services to foster your business. Find information on Berlin as gateway for new entrepreneurs. Use Berlin’s point of single contact to deal with administrative needs.

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Moving and Location

Berlin offers entrepreneurs from non-EU countries fast administrative support, e.g. by means of the Business Immigration Service. The Location Services of the Berlin Business Development Agency make it easier to find a new location. Close networking between business and science characterizes Berlin’s future locations.

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Funding and Investors

Public financial support as well as private capital is available in Berlin and easy to access. The first point of contact for questions about financing and funding is Investitionsbank Berlin (IBB). The Berlin Business Support Guide sums all public programs.

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Berlin not only welcomes international startups to the city, but also supports companies in their international activities.

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Your partners for starting your own business