Contact Points

Initial Points of Contact

IHK Berlin and the Berlin Chamber of Crafts will be at your side with their range of advice services for your first steps into self-employment.

IHK Berlin

Ludwig Erhard Haus
Starter-Center Berlin
Fasanenstr. 85, 10623 Berlin
Phone: (030) 31510-600
Mail: starter-center(at)berlin.ihk.de

Handwerkskammer Berlin

Blücherstr. 68, 10961 Berlin
Phone: (030) 25903-467
Mail: info(at)hwk-berlin.de

 

The Single Contact Partner in the Senatsverwaltung für Wirtschaft, Energie und Betriebe is available to you for information and support for administrative matters associated with conducting business.

Single Contact Partner

Senatsverwaltung für Wirtschaft, Energie und Betrieb
Martin-Luther-Straße 105, 10825 Berlin
Phone: (030) 9013-7555
Mail: ea(at)senwtf.berlin.de

Business and technology development

Whether you’re interested in establishing your business in Berlin, to internationalize your activities or if you are intending to grow here, Berlin Partner for Business and Technology provides customized consulting and assistance for the decision-making and implementation phases with its comprehensive services.

Berlin Partner für Wirtschaft und Technologie GmbH
Ludwig Erhard Haus
Fasanenstraße 85
10623 Berlin
Phone: 030 46302-500
Email: info@berlin-partner.de
Internet: www.berlin-partner.de

Cultural and Creative Industries

Kreativ Kultur Berlin

Kreativ Kultur Berlin is the Berlin advice center for cultural and creative people. It is the first point of contact for funding and financing issues. Experienced consultants inform, advise and network across divisions and industries and free of charge.

Kreativ Kultur Berlin
Podewil
Klosterstraße 68, 10178 Berlin
Phone: 030 - 247 49 896
Mail: kreativwirtschaftsberatung(at)kulturprojekte.berlin

Digitalization and IT

Berlin Chamber of Crafts (Handwerkskammer Berlin)
Advice concerning digitalization and innovation
Blücherstr. 68
10961 Berlin
Tel.: 030 25903-0
Fax: 030 25903-235
Internet: www.hwk-berlin.de/BIT

Kompetenzzentrum Digitales Handwerk
Mohrenstraße 20/21
10117 Berlin
Tel. 030 20619-0
Fax: 030 20619-460
Email: info@handwerkdigital.de
Internet:www.handwerkdigital.de

Mittelstand 4.0-Kompetenzzentrum Berlin 
Potsdamer Straße 7 
10785 Berlin
Tel.: 030 533 206-570
Fax: 030 533 206-50
Email: info@gemeinsam-digital.de 
Internet: gemeinsam-digital.de

Mittelstand 4.0-Kompetenzzentrum Handel
Am Weidendamm 1A
10117 Berlin
Tel.: 030 726 250-0
Fax: 030 726 250-99
Email: hde@einzelhandel.de
Internet: kompetenzzentrumhandel.de

Digital Hub Berlin: Network for FinTech and IoT
c/o Berlin Partner für Wirtschaft und Technologie GmbH
Ludwig Erhard Haus
Fasanenstraße 85
10623 Berlin
Phone: +49 (0)30 46302-441
E-Mail: katarzyna.grajner@berlin-partner.de
Internet: www.de-hub.de

DAB Digitalagentur Berlin
Central coordination unit for digitalization for all corporations in Berlin
Salzufer 15/16
10587 Berlin
E-Mail: info@digitalagentur.berlin
Contact:
moritz.vernier@digitalagentur.berlin
0049 178 5738 427
Internet: www.digitalagentur.berlin

Freelance Professions

The Verband der freien Berufe in Berlin provides information and tools for start-ups.

Verband der Freien Berufe in Berlin e.V.
Meierottostr. 4, 10719 Berlin
Phone: (030) 889 268 60
Mail: vfb@freie-berufe-berlin.de

Further information and contact addresses are available here.

Finance and Funding

The initial point of contact for all matters relating to financial funding in the Federal State of Berlin is the Investitionsbank Berlin.

Investitionsbank Berlin

Customer support
Bundesallee 210, 10719 Berlin
Phone: (030) 2125-4747
Mail:Contact form

BBB Bürgschaftsbank zu Berlin-Brandenburg undertakes deficiency guarantees for loans, among other things to provide financial support to founders without sufficient banking securities.

BBB Bürgschaftsbank zu Berlin-Brandenburg

Schillstraße 9, 10785 Berlin
Phone: (030) 311 004-0
Mail:info(at)buergschaftsbank-berlin.de

 

The KfW Bankengruppe provides information about nationwide funding programmes.

KfW Bankengruppe

Berlin Office 
Charlottenstraße 33/33a 
10117 Berlin 
Phone: 030 2 02 64 - 0 
Fax: 030 2 02 64 - 51 88 
Hotline: 0800 539 9001 (free)
Mail:Contact form

 

Unemployed people who want to commence self employment can receive financial assistance from the Federal Agency for Employment.

Federal Employment Agency

You can find your local Employment Agencyhere.

 

Senatsverwaltung für Wirtschaft, Energie und Betriebe

The website of theSenatsverwaltung für Wirtschaft, Energie und Betriebe provides an overview of the funding programmes for founders available in the Federal State of Berlin.

Within the Senatsverwaltung, the Department for the European Social Fund (ESF) advises on funding options in ESF Instrument 5 “Funding Innovative Start-Ups” in founders’ workshops and similar formats.

Fachstelle für den Europäischen Sozialfonds (ESF)
Senatsverwaltung für Wirtschaft, Energie und Betriebe 
Referat IV D 
Martin-Luther-Straße 105 
10825 Berlin

Founders’ Centre of the Berlin Commercial Banks

Berliner Sparkasse

FirmenCenter Gründung und Nachfolge
Phone: (030) 869 855 50 
E-Mail: gruendungen(at)berliner-sparkasse.de

 

Berliner Volksbank eG

GründerCenter
Phone: (030) 3063 3355
E-Mail: firmenkunden(at)berliner-volksbank.de

Female Founders

Gründerinnenzentrale
Anklamer Straße 39/40, 10115 Berlin
Phone: (030) 44 02 23 45
Email: info(at)gruenderinnenzentrale.de

Akelei e.V.
Berufswegplanung mit Frauen
Rhinstraße 84, 12681 Berlin
Phone: (030) 54 70 30 48
Email: info(at)akelei-online.de

I.S.I. Initiative selbstständiger Immigrantinnen
Kurfürstenstrasse 126, 10785 Berlin
Phone: (030) 611 33 36
Mail: info(at)isi-ev.de

Weiberwirtschaft eG
Anklamer Str. 38, 10115 Berlin
Phone: (030) 440 223-0
Mail: infos(at)weiberwirtschaft.de

Frauenalia gUG
Schivelbeiner Str. 6, 10439 Berlin
Phone.: (030) 28 65 63 04
Mail: info(at)frauenalia.com

LOK.a.Motion Gesellschaft zur Förderung lokaler Entwicklungspotentiale mbH
Marchlewskistr. 101, 10243 Berlin
Phone: (01590) 5430826 oder (030) 297 797 34
Mail: gut(at)lok-berlin.de

Founders with a Migrant Background

Lotsenstelle für migrantische Selbstständigkeit

Willkommenszentrum Berlin
Potsdamer Str. 65, 10785 Berlin
Phone: (030) 556 287 49
Mail: lotsenstelle@berlin.de

GUWBI Gesellschaft für Urbane Wirtschaft, Beschäftigung und Integration e.V.

Potsdamer Str. 69, 10785 Berlin
Phone: (030) 488 174 88
Mail: info(at)guwbi.de

TUH Türkische Unternehmer und Handwerker e.V. Berlin

Rollbergstr. 70, 12053 Berlin
Phone: (030) 627 212 31
Mail: info(at)tuh-berlin.de

Türkisch-Deutsche Unternehmervereinigung TDU Berlin-Brandenburg e.V.

Kurfürstendamm 175, 10707 Berlin
Phone: (030) 88 55 00 00
Mail: info(at)tdu-berlin.com

Türkischer Bund in Berlin-Brandenburg e.V. - TBB

Oranienstr. 53, 10969 Berlin
Phone: (030) 623 26 24
Mail: info(at)tbb-berlin.de

Old Helping Young

Berliner Beratungsdienst e.V.

Lahnstr. 52, 12055 Berlin
Phone: (030) 425 20 30
Mail: info(at)bbdev.de

 

Senior Experten Service (SES)

Berlin Office
Neue Grünstraße 11, 10179 Berlin
Phone: (030) 89645846
Mail: ses(at)ses-buero-berlin.de

 

 

Patent service

Patent service of Berlin Chamber of Crafts (Handwerkskammer Berlin)
Initial advice concerning property rights for artisanal inventions
Blücherstr. 68
10961 Berlin
Phone: 030 25903-0
Fax: 030 25903-235
Internet: www.hwk-berlin.de/BIT

Patent service of Berlin Partner
Service and advice for small and medium companies and entrepreneurs

Berlin Partner für Wirtschaft und Technologie GmbH
Ludwig Erhard Haus
Fasanenstraße 85
10623 Berlin
Phone: 030 46302-500
Email: info@berlin-partner.de
Internet: www.businesslocationcenter.de

Sectors | Clusters

Berlin provides top conditions for innovation and growth. A high concentration of excellent universities and research facilities is one of the location's great strengths. This is particularly positive for the innovative growth sectors and future fields that are combined in five capital clusters.

Berlin Partner für Wirtschaft und Technologie GmbH
Ludwig Erhard Haus
Fasanenstraße 85
10623 Berlin
Phone: 030 46302-500
Email: info@berlin-partner.de
Internet: www.berlin-partner.de

Social Business

Social Impact gGmbH

Support is provided, among others, to building social enterprises and social initiatives.

SOCIAL IMPACT HEADOFFICE
Heilbronner Straße 20
10779 Berlin
Phone: 030 695 661 08
Mail: info(at)socialimpact.eu

Social Economy Berlin 

Social Economy Berlin is the platform for the social economy in Berlin. It supports the founding or further development of social enterprises.

Social Economy Berlin
Mail: info@socialeconomy.berlin.de

c/o
Social Entrepreneurship Netzwerk Deutschland e. V.
Bundesverband Deutsche Startups e. V.
Schiffbauerdamm 40, 10117 Berlin
Phone: 030 644 77 658

and
Technologie-Netzwerk Berlin e.V.
Wiesenstr. 29, 13357 Berlin
Phone: 030 469 88 227

Startup from University

You can find contact addresses on the subject of startups from university here.

Startups

Start-up team of the IHK

It provides support with questions about the legal framework and the business concept. In additiopn there are many opportunities for networking with existing companies.

IHK Berlin
Ludwig Erhard Haus
Starter-Center Berlin
Fasanenstr. 85, 10623 Berlin
Phone: (030) 31510-600
Mail: starter-center(at)berlin.ihk.de

Investitionsbank Berlin

It is the right address for financing - from small microloans to large-volume investments.

Investitionsbank Berlin
Customer support
Bundesallee 210, 10719 Berlin
Phone: (030) 2125-4747
Mail: Contact form

Berlin Partner für Wirtschaft und Technologie GmbH

Startups can also make use of the services of the business development agency. It provides support on issues relating to the search for a location, internationalization, funding and financing, and skilled workers.

Berlin Partner für Wirtschaft und Technologie GmbH
Ludwig Erhard Haus
Fasanenstraße 85
10623 Berlin
Phone: 030 46302-500
Email: info(at)berlin-partner.de