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What is EXIST
Start-Up Germany

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 from Israel who wanted to apply for the EXIST Business Start-Up Grant in Germany. The program was managed by the TU Berlin and the MUC SUMMIT GmbH. The pilot program was successfully completed in June 2017 und is currently under evaluation. Further details about the future of this program will be published on this website as soon as possible.

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.

Partners of exist start-Up Germany

Business and technology support for companies, investors and scientific institutions in Berlin – this is the Berlin Partner für Wirtschaft und Technologie GmbH mission.

Berlin University of the Arts is one of the biggest, most diversified and traditional universities of the arts world-wide.

An initiative of the German-Israeli Chamber of Industry and 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.

As an International Network University, Freie Universität Berlin thrives on its many contacts with higher education institutions abroad. In teaching, research, and professional development, it works closely with universities in Israel, especially with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and with the Tel Aviv University (TAU).

German Entrepreneurship GmbH is an advisory firm, specialized in coaching services, ecosystem cooperations and the building of innovation structures between economy, science and start-ups.

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin is one of Berlin’s oldest universities and one of the eleven “Universities of Excellence” in Germany. The university has educated 29 Nobel Prize winners and is ranked in the TOP 50 of the 2015 Times Higher Education World University Ranking.

The LMU Entrepreneurship Center of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University inspires and motivates Students and Graduates to start their own business and provides support for realizing their visions and ideas.

Munich Startup is the official startup portal for Munich and the surrounding region. The portal has become the standard initial point of (virtual) contact for startups in and around Munich.

MUST puts the spotlight on the local entrepreneurial ecosystem by offering different events and connecting the key players!

StarTAU’s vision is to promote entrepreneurship and support entrepreneurs around the world and to become a leading organization in the global entrepreneurship market.

The Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship (SCE) of the Munich University of Applied Sciences offers training and research programs in the field of entrepreneurship and guides business start-ups from idea development to marketable innovation.

Technische Universität Berlin has a long tradition in the commercialization of innovation and technology transfer and is regarded as a pioneer university in entrepreneurship support.

The University of Potsdam is an entrepreneurial university and cooperates closely with the business community. The University considers itself a catalyst for developing and promoting ideas.

UnternehmerTUM – Center for Innovation and Business Creation at TU München UnternehmerTUM offers founders and startups a complete service from the initial idea to IPO.

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