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Starting a business is a complex project: countless things have to be considered, problems solved and challenges overcome. A solid and watertight business plan as a roadmap for self-employment is extremely helpful – but costs a lot of time and nerves. The issue of financing also poses major problems for many founders. Who doesn’t wish help and financial support? We have listed here some funding opportunities for founders.


    “Gründen in Brandenburg” is an initiative of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labor and Energy to promote self-employment in the state of Brandenburg. The WFBB startup portal is the central information platform for innovative startups and company takeovers in Brandenburg. It offers relevant network partners, information about competitions and pitching events in Brandenburg, co-working spaces. There are also numerous advice and support offers for all questions relating to starting a business, startup and company financing. You can have access to all available funding programmes via the link below.

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    EXIST is a support program of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK). This programme aims at improving the entrepreneurial environment at universities and research institutes. It also aims at increasing the number and success of technology and knowledge based business start-ups. The BMWK supports university graduates, scientists as well as students to this end in preparing their technology and knowledge based start-ups.

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  • ProFIT Brandenburg

    The aim of the ProFIT Brandenburg funding program is to maintain and increase the innovation intensity of the Brandenburg economy, taking into account the clusters and their master plans defined as part of the regional innovation strategy of the state of Brandenburg. This involves increasing the number of sustainable, new or improved products, processes and services. The aim is in particular to cooperate between science and business and technology transfer in order to strengthen and accelerate the commercial exploitation of research and development results in Brandenburg. R&D activities are also expressly included in connection with business startups and settlements.

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  • High-Tech Gründerfonds

    HTGF is a seed investor for innovative technologies and business models. They successfully support the best founders whose ideas can revolutionize entire industries and improve people’s lives – from the foundation of a startup to its exit.

  • Validierungs-förderung VIP+

    The funding program “Validation of the technological and social innovation potential of scientific research – VIP+” invites scientists from all disciplines to take the first step from the world of research towards economic value creation or social application.

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