What is EXIST
EXIST Start-Up Germany has been established with the purpose of fostering the cooperation and exchange between German and Israeli entrepreneurs. Funded by the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) and the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Media, Energy and Technology, the program supports tech-entrepreneurs who want to apply for the EXIST Business Start-Up Grant. The program is managed by the TU Berlin and the MUC SUMMIT GmbH.
Students, graduates and scientists from universities and research institutes who want to start-up and develop their innovative business idea. The start-up projects should be technology or knowledge-based projects with significant unique features and good commercial prospects of success. During the pilot phase, the program is only open to Israeli entrepreneurs.
Successful applicants will be closely assisted in preparing their application for the EXIST Business Start-Up Grant (which provides up to €150,000 during a period of 12 months). The support offered ranges from help with the administrative process to coaching tailored to the requirements of each team.
And who's a partner?
Partners of exist start-Up Germany
Technische Universität Berlin is Berlin’s largest university with a technical focus and one of the oldest and largest technical universities in Germany.
As an International Network University, it thrives on its many contacts with higher education institutions abroad. In teaching, research, and professional development, Freie Universität works closely with universities in Israel, especially with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Tel Aviv University (TAU) is also a strong partner.
The Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin is one of Berlin’s oldest universities, founded in 1810 by the liberal Prussian educational reformer and linguist Wilhelm von Humboldt, whose university model has strongly influenced other European and Western universities.
The University of Potsdam is an entrepreneurial university and cooperates closely with the business community.
Business and technology support for companies, investors and scientific institutions in Berlin – this is the Berlin Partner für Wirtschaft und Technologie GmbH mission.
StarTAU’s vision is to promote entrepreneurship and support entrepreneurs around the world and to become a leading organization in the global entrepreneurship market.
BETATEC is an initiative of the German-Israeli Chamber of Industry & Commerce (AHK Israel), to create a binational, bilateral platform concentrating on the information and communication industries and startups, on innovation management and entrepreneurship in Israel and Germany.
Berlin University of the Arts is one of the biggest, most diversified and traditional universities of the arts world-wide.