Please note: The project will end in June 2017 and there will be no more application rounds!


You are a perfect fit for EXIST Startup Germany if you fulfill the following requirements:


  • You are part of an excellent team of 2 – 3 founding members
  • At least one founding member holds an Israeli passport
  • Your business start-up project has not yet been incorporated
  • The team members are:
      • scientists from a public, non-profit research institute or university OR
      • university graduates or former academic staff members (up to five years after getting a degree or dropping out) OR
      • students who have completed at least half of their studies at the time of applying.
        (Teams that are made up of a majority of students are only funded in exceptional cases.)


  • One of the team members may have a qualifying professional education and can be funded as the technical staff or one of the team members may have a degree that is more than five years old.


  • You are prepared to live in Berlin or Munich for 12 months.
  • You bring an innovative technology-based start-up project or service based on scientific findings.
  • Your business idea is outstanding, scalable and you have a great commitment to bring it up to the next level.
  • You have a very good knowledge of English.

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