A successful start-up location depends on networking between universities, start-ups, investors, politics and established companies. Berlin not only provides opportunities for exchange by numerous networks and founder events, there are also vital hot spots distributed throughout the city which facilitate contact between young entrepreneurs. The sector knows where to meet: the cafes St. Oberholz, Mein Haus am See or the Soho House in Berlin-Mitte.
In Berlin, young entrepreneurs find the best opportunities for education and advanced training to guide them at all stages of business development. Berlin’s universities and institutions of higher education provide their own start-up networks. The university-based start-up centers connect to each other via B!gründet, the start-up network of Berlin’s institutions of higher education.
Berlin School of Economics and Law
Degree course “Entrepreneurship”
Start-up center of the Technische Universität Berlin
Centre for Entrepreneurship
Start-up center of the Freie Universität Berlin
Entrepreneurship Education at the Freie Universität
Start-up center of the Humboldt University Berlin
Start-up service of the Humboldt University Berlin
Start-up center of the University of Applied Sciences (HTW)
Services by the Start-up Competence Center for HTW Students
Berlin-Brandenburg Business Plan Competition
The Berlin-Brandenburg Business Plan Competition (BPW) is Germany’s largest regional founder initiative.
The dinner series for invited Guests is initiated, among others, by Berlin’s Incubator Team Europe.
Participation in this event for founders, business angels and investors is only possible by personal invitation from the team of deutsche-startups.de.
The Heureka Conference is a gathering place for German and international start-up scenes.
The Long Night of Startups is Europe's largest start-up event, where start-ups are given top billing.
A three-day conference with lectures and workshops on digital topics, social media and network policy.
This 2-day event offers an opportunity to visit startups, VCs, accelerators, incubators and coworking spaces and meet with their founders and team members.
Tech Open Air (TOA) Berlin
The festival connects technology, music, arts and science. Internet founders meet investors, artists and musicians.
At the Bitkom Trend Conference, emerging companies have the opportunity to pitch their business models and network with the industry's reputable companies.