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

"Food is next big thing"

Malnutrition can be deadly, but correct diet could save the planet - Food Innovation Camp focuses on future of food

Camm Solutions to end microplastics

Hamburg-based start-up presents alternative to wasteful to-go cups full of microplastics
Tafelbild zu Startup

Starting signal for Startup Factory Hamburg

Hamburg advances to the next round of the nationwide "Startup Factory" lighthouse competition

HEY/Mobility Hamburg gets the future of mobility rolling

Mobility Festival on 12 and 13 June 2024 provides ideas and solutions for sustainable mobility
Finale des Female StartAperitivo 2024

Inleap Photonics wins Female StartAperitivo 2024

2nd place went to HandsOn! from Hamburg

Get new ideas during Food Innovation Camp 2024

Food start-ups and decision-makers in retail and hospitality sectors come together on June 17, 2024

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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