Services for startups and entrepreneurs in Hamburg

Setting up business and investing in Hamburg

Do you have a startup, are short of time and need quick, hands-on support? Do you have an exciting business idea and are thinking of founding a company? Would you like to invest and are looking for a secure, promising opportunity? Or would you like to learn more about Hamburg's vibrant startup scene, make contacts and find out what opportunities this city has to offer? Then you should make sure to book a free advisory session with the Hambrug Startup Unit. In Hamburg, a particularly close-knit network connects you with established companies and stakeholders from academia - the perfect basis for innovative breakthroughs! Explore Hamburg's successful startup community and find out why Hamburg is the ideal place for realising your business venture.

Startup services: central point of contact 

The Hamburg Startup Unit is the central contact point for knowledge- and technology-based startups in Hamburg. By bundling various services under the umbrella of Hamburg Invest, Hamburg's rapidly growing startup ecosystem allows you to get expert advice on a wealth of business matters.

Financing and support

Find out more about our advisory services and discover the wide range of financing options and funding programmes for your startup project in Hamburg.

Startup scene

Discover why Hamburg is the ideal city for your startup: a dynamic business community, first-class networking opportunities and a green, innovative environment await you here.

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Startup City Hamburg

What's new in Hamburg's startup scene? Which events should you not miss out on as a founder, and who advises new entrepreneurs before and after starting up their business? Find suitable investors, get an overview of funding and financing opportunities and learn more about startups, businesses and innovators in the city. Become part of the startup ecosystem and get your business off the ground!

Latest news on startups in Hamburg

Pitch Female Start Aperitivo

Female Start Aperitivo enters next round

Nationwide pitch to raise visibility of female founders, increase capital and improve networking - Hamburg to host finals on June 6

Dynamic developments in Hamburg's media landscape

SERIES (8): Hamburg's industries: Interface between content and technology gaining importance
Außenalster und Alsterwiese in Hamburg

Hamburg Copenhagen Startup Forum to present latest green-tech ideas

Stakeholders in German-Danish start-up scenes to meet in Copenhagen in September
Traceless-Gründerinnen Johanna Baare und Anne Lamp

More women in top positions at green start-ups

Green Startup Monitor 2024 presents latest findings on sustainable start-ups

foodactive shaping future of food

SERIES (6): Novel food, AI or robotics - Hamburg's food network brings stakeholders together

Hamburg's Novocarbo start-up raises EUR 25 million

CDR parks to save 1 million tonnes of CO2 by 2030

Get in touch with us

We advise and inform you on all questions relating to Hamburg's startup programmes, covering e.g. the following:

  • Funding programmes and financial support options
  • Infrastructure and resources available for startups
  • Availability of coworking spaces, suitable startup programmes and further training measures to promote entrepreneurship
  • Establishing contact through direct networking and providing access to events and platforms
  • Increasing your visibility by enabling participation in selected (inter)national trade fairs and conferences
  • Finding co-founders, specialists and talent
  • Market access and internationalisation
  • Current trends and developments in the ecosystem

Hamburg Startup Unit 

+49 40 22 70 19 - 45

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