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Start-up services

Start-up services

A wealth of useful tools are available online providing valuable support for anyone planning to launch a new business venture. We have provided a summary of the most interesting services available to entrepreneurs from universities and research institutions:

The start-up platform www.gruenderplattform.de allows you to develop your own idea step by step until it is ready for implementation. It also provides numerous helpful examples of actual start-ups as well as information concerning whom to contact for advice, support and funding in the various regions. The start-up platform Gründerplattform is an initiative of the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) and KfW.

The website www.gruenderland.bayern run by the Bavarian state government summarises all the essential information, help and funding options available to anyone wanting to start a business in Bavaria. On the portal www.existenzgruender.de, the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) provides prospective business owners with information on the most important stages towards becoming self-employed.

Practical help for planning your start-up is available with the ‘BMWi-Businessplan’ software. The ‘Start app’ from BMWi is a mobile service providing those starting a business with a wide range of support services in the area of information technology.

BayStartUp GmbH (which runs the Northern Bavarian business plan competition) offers interested and participating start-ups and entrepreneurs the option to download a highly recommended handbook (in German) on drawing up a business plan as well as links to financial planning tools.

LfA Förderbank Bayern offers those looking to start their own business with a range of information including a very useful booklet on preparing for a bank appointment (in German).

We wish you every success in your venture! Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.