Working in conjunction with the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG), Deutsche Bank’s start-up teams share their expertise relating to various financial issues with start-ups.
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Head of Startups@Berlin
Unter den Linden 13 –15 10117 Berlin
+49 (0) 30 3407-2147
EVENTS IN BERLIN
Berlin is the start-up capital of Germany and is considered to be a Mecca for entrepreneurs thanks to its dynamic start-up and creative scene. Talented innovators from all over the world are drawn to Berlin by its vibrant culture and an excellent investor network. It therefore comes as no surprise that the majority of Germany’s multinational start-up teams can be found in Berlin. Berlin also stands out thanks to an array of top-calibre start-up and tech events.
Head of Startups@Frankfurt
Roßmarkt 18 60311 Frankfurt
+49 (0) 69 910-24188
EVENTS IN FRANKFURT
Frankfurt deserves more attention as a city for young entrepreneurs. There were approximately 3.5 start-ups for every 10,000 gainfully employed persons in the city in the past few years. Frankfurt therefore only falls slightly short of the just over four start-ups per 10,000 employees in Berlin. In addition, with its diverse financing opportunities and attractive funding programmes, Frankfurt is especially appealing to fintech start-ups.
Shelley Louise Burke
Head of Startups@Hamburg
Paul-Nevermann-Platz 5, 22765 Hamburg
+49 (0) 40 3701-2012
EVENTS IN HAMBURG
People from northern Germany are considered to be somewhat standoffish – but once the ice has been broken, the Hamburgers are all heart. Hamburg’s start-up scene is not dissimilar and is seen as being matter-of-fact and highly professional. And this reaps rewards. It’s not without reason that highly successful platforms such as Xing and ElitePartner were founded here, as were B2B start-ups such as Facelift and metrigo.
Head of Startups@Köln
An den Dominikanern 11-27, 50668 Köln
+49 (0) 221 142-2356
Head of Startups@Bayern
Promenadenplatz 15 80333 München
+49 (0) 89 2390-1409
As a start-up city, Munich is an especially innovative IT and high-tech location. The city continues to increase its focus on these areas, not least because of the proximity of outstanding universities and the close ties between engineers and computer scientists. Additionally, the city offers attractive funding programmes for committed entrepreneurs – in particular in the early start-up stages.
Head of Startups@Düsseldorf
Königsallee 45–47 40212 Düsseldorf
+49 (0) 211 883-2152
EVENTS IN THE RHINE-RUHR REGION
Of all entrepreneurs throughout Germany, those in the Rhine-Ruhr region demonstrate the highest levels of satisfaction with their location and quality of life. This says a lot about the region’s start-up ecosystem: networking and talent recruiting are promoted in particular by the region’s good start-up infrastructure and its unusually high concentration of universities. The media cities Cologne and Düsseldorf are especially attractive for start-ups.
Dr. Christian Stotz
Theodor-Heuss-Str. 3 70174 Stuttgart
+49 (0) 711 125-2383
EVENTS IN STUTTGART
The Stuttgart region boasts a comparatively small but nonetheless impressive start-up scene. As there is still relatively little competition here, it is not difficult for start-ups to recruit talented and highly motivated employees. In particular thanks to its links to the old economy, the start-up region of Baden-Württemberg leads the way in the area of high tech, as impressively demonstrated by, for example, the MedTech Startup School in Tübingen.
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