Welcome to the Business Startup Network Berlin

Gateway for all business start-ups and new entrepreneurs

  • Entrepreneurship Information

What do you need to consider when starting out in business? General information in English on starting a business in Germany can be found here on the Business Start-up Portal (BMWi) on the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) website contains general information on legal issues, how to draft a business plan and the available funding programmes, and also provides a range of useful check lists and support tools: www.existenzgruender.de

  • Coaching and advice

The IBB bank supports young, growth-oriented enterprises (focused particularly on the technology and creative sectors) by providing financing options for customised coaching and a wide portfolio of seminars and Workshops: www.coachingbonus.de

Questions and answers in English offers the Business Start-up Portal on the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) in its Expert Forum. Here you will find a variety of questions asked by English-speaking company founders. The requests have been answered by the experts of the BMWi-Expertenforum: www.existenzgruender.de

  • Workshops and Seminars

The BPW, Germany’s largest regional business plan competition, provides a free support programme comprising seminars and workshops, individual feedback and networking opportunities. deGUT – German Founders’ and Entrepreneurs’ Days. Seminars for Entrepreneurs of non-German Origin. More Information 

  • Business Incubation Centres

Berlin’s technology and new business centres offer affordable office space, a chance to network with other entrepreneurs, and advice, consulting and other services. Coworking locations are a good opportunity for young entrepreneurs. More Information 

  • Registration Support: Point of Single Contact

As part of its Business Portal, the Senate Department for Economics, Technology and Research offers a Single Point of Contact for Berlin with information, advice and support for all administrative issues and business approval procedures. More Information 

  • Funding and Financing

Every business idea is different. Berlin offers a broad funding portfolio to support your business ideas. The Business Customer Centre at the Investitionsbank Berlin, (Kundenzentrum Wirtschaft), is the first point of contact for all your questions on business promotion in Berlin. More Information 

  • Berlin Business Location

The Senate Department for Economics offers detailed information on Berlin's economy.

  • Welcome Service for foreign enterprises and investors

A special advisory service for foreign enterprises and investors in Berlin is provided by the Business Welcome Service, a joint service of the IHK Berlin (chamber of commerce) and the Ausländerbehörde Berlin (immigration and registration office).