National Association of German Innovation, Technology and Business Start-Up Centers
At ADT, the National Association of German Innovation, Technology and Business Start-Up Centers, “Innovation Centers“ is the term used to describe technology and business start-up centers and science and technology parks. The association aims to support innovation centers and represent them in the public. It promotes business start-ups and their development, innovation and technology transfer.
German Venture Capital Association
Do you have a start-up idea and need venture capital for your enterprise? Start your research at the Bundesverband Deutscher Kapitalbeteiligungsgesellschaften – German Venture Capital Association e.V. (BVK). The goal of the BVK is to improve conditions for venture capital in Germany. And that includes supporting those in search of capital.
Business Angels Network
Start-up seeks founding partnership: the Business Angels Network (BAND) matches up young companies on the one hand and start-up capital and business experience on the other. The association, sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, banks, associations and the German Stock Exchange, has a network extending throughout Germany and offers companies consulting services and contacts in the Internet Forum.
Exist – University-based start-ups
Young, dynamic and successful – dream or reality? EXIST is a program sponsored by the Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi), serving as a pace-setter for a “culture of entrepreneurial independence” in training, research and management at universities.
Business Start-Ups Portal
Be sure to click here before you decide to set up your own business: this portal, operated by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi) helps business start-ups in making those first important decisions, taking their first steps and getting organized.
Assistance for business start-ups: the Start-Up Catalogue (Gründungskatalog der KfW Mittelstandsbank) compiles relevant websites. The portal, initiated and sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Technologie), paves the way to the information provided by counseling centers, networks, official agencies and banks.