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Various offers for Startups

Young entrepreneurs can get off to a particularly good start in Hamburg. This may be due to the fact that the various offers e.g., start-up assistance, financing, networking and internationalization complement each other well. Hamburg is the gateway to the digital world. Hardly any other German city offers such successful market entry conditions and a sustainable, good market positioning as Hamburg. Fluctuation within the founding teams is extremely low.

The city's start-up ecosystem is marked by ashort distances, venture capital companies, a growing number of accelerators and start-up hubs with international connections and a tightly-meshed network. All these assets render Hamburg a launching pad for the European market.

Unternehmer an den Landungsbrücken

Hamburgische Investitions- und Förderbank (IFB)/ Hamburg Investment and Development Bank (IFB)

Grants and venture capital for Hamburg's start-ups Innovative start-ups and fledgling, innovative companies benefit from these financial means of support. Complementary funding is provided via the InnoFounder, InnoRampUp and the Innovationsstarter Fonds Hamburg.


Examples of strong investor networks:

  • Hamburger Investoren-Netzwerk (HIN)
    HIN or the Hamburg Investor Network aims to build bridges between start-ups seeking capital and suitable business angels and VC investors. The network brings investors and promising companies in north Germany together and encourages active networking.
  • Business Angels Netzwerk Elbe-Weser e.V. (BANEW)
    BANEW is committed to forging a building a business angels culture in the Elbe-Weser region, brings fresh ideas and private capital together, organises the exchange of experience and promotes co-operation.
  • EXIST Scholarship for Founders
    Programme for implementing ideas by students, graduates and researchers at universities and colleges as well as non-university research institutions. EXIST

More financing and networking offers can be found in our starter kit.


IFB Hamburg's credit scheme for founders

Swedish Chamber of Commerce: Annual Launch 2022

Hamburg Innovation Summit 2022

WindEnergy Hamburg 2022