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 supported tech-entrepreneurs who wanted to apply for the EXIST Business Start-Up Grant. The program was managed by the TU Berlin and the MUC SUMMIT Gmbh. The project ends on June 30th 2017 and the last application round has been closed in early January 2017.
Who can apply
Students, graduates and scientists from universities and research institutes who wanted 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 was only open to Israeli entrepreneurs.
What are the benefits
Successful applicants were 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.
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