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Start-up Support & Financing – Important Information & Links

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We know how important a good network and the possibility of funding and financing are for founders and want to provide the best possible overview. The following information is intended to provide further orientation.

Useful links for founders

This collection is intended as a first suggestion for all those who would like to look around on the net in terms of business start-ups and are looking for supplementary offers to the Start-up Service of the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam. The list makes no claim to completeness and is only intended as a starting point for your own research. We will be happy to advise you on the listed offers in a personal meeting.


National Agency for Women Start-ups Activities and Services 
Women interested in setting up a business and female entrepreneurs can find background information and services on entrepreneurial independence on this Internet portal.

Business Plan Competition Berlin Brandenburg - BPW
Support for the creation of a business concept and competition
Extensive online offers for entrepreneurs from the Entrepreneurship Foundation of Prof. Dr. Günter Faltin.

EXIST Business Start-up Grant
The EXIST-Gründerstipendium supports innovative technology-oriented or knowledge-based projects with good economic prospects of success.

Business start-up portal of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action
Extensive start-up knowledge, including legal forms, financing, and sectors. Compiled by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action.

Funding database
Overview of funding programs and financial assistance from the federal government, the federal states and the EU.

Start-up Workshop Germany
Support in planning and implementing a start-up idea.

Support in the start-up process, from inspiration to funding requests.

Initiatives in Brandenburg

Founders' Forum Potsdam
Tips, information, and everything worth knowing about starting a business in Potsdam.

Start-up service of the city of Potsdam
General information and an overview of the start-up process in Potsdam.

Marketing Support Potsdam
Municipal marketing promotion program for small businesses and start-ups of the city of Potsdam

Cultural and Creative Industries Initiative
Special information services for professionals in the cultural and creative industries: Advice, events, studies, awards, and much more.

Brandenburg Creative Agency
Making culture and the creative industries in Brandenburg visible, creating connections, and moving forward together - the Brandenburg Creative Agency advises, networks, and strengthens cultural and creative professionals in the state of Brandenburg.

Investment Bank of the State of Brandenburg
Information on the state's funding programs

Brandenburg Economic Development
Support for founders in Brandenburg


ZEGM – Start-up and Management Qualification Unit

Room 3.01