Financing & Support

Resources on financing & support

How do I create a convincing business plan? Who can help me finance my startup, and how do I find the best funding programme? To get a first overview, book your free advisory session here.

As a budding entrepreneur in Hamburg, you can access an attractive range of advice and a well-developed funding landscape. Promising startups and young, innovative enterprises are subsidised with grants and venture capital by the Hamburg Investment and Development Bank (IFB).

The chances of a successful market entry are greater in Hamburg than in almost any other German city: various universities, startup centres, the Chamber of Commerce, innovation consultancies as well as public and private organisations provide (future) entrepreneurs with free startup advice and the opportunity to connect with other stakeholders from Hamburg's vibrant startup and innovation ecosystem.


Financing options for your business idea

  • Public financial aid
  • Venture capital and business angels
  • Accelerator and incubator programmes
  • Crowdfunding and crowdinversting
  • Bootstrap financing
  • Other options for startup financing

Get in touch with us

We advise and inform you on all questions relating to Hamburg's startup programmes, including 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
  • Access to other stakeholders e.g. through direct networking, participation in events and platforms
  • Increasing your company's 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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