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Startup Finder

Content responsibility for the Startup Finder:
All information and content published in the Startup Finder of the Digital Hub Initiative of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi) are the sole responsibility of the persons or organisations that submitted them to the Startup Finder. The Digital Hub Initiative and the BMWi are not responsible for the accuracy of published data. They are also not responsible for ensuring that the published data and links to third-party sites are up to date. We assume no liability for any information or content published by third parties or for any damage that may occur as a result of interaction with them. Visiting linked websites is at your own risk and responsibility. We would like to point out to you that visiting third-party sites can be associated with risks and advise you to observe the data protection declarations and terms of use of third-party sites.

Analysis of user behavior (web tracking systems; reach measurement)

In order to design and implement our website with the best possible user experience, we use a web tracking tool called Matomo, which allows us to track and evaluate user behavior. The IP-addresses we collect are initially anonymized and then analyzed anonymously. The process of IP-address anonymization works by removing the last two bytes (Example: By doing so, the exact position of the user can no longer be determined. From that point on it is merely possible to roughly geolocate the user. The evaluation of these user statistics will be done via the Hub Agency (RCKT GmbH & Co. KG) on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi). The deletion of the raw data is always executed automatically after no more than 6 months.

Publication of data entered in the Startup Finder:
By entering your data in the Startup Finder, you agree to the publication of the data on the site. If we receive a data entry from you via the "registration form", we assume that we are entitled to publish it on our website. By submitting the registration form, you also declare that you have all the necessary rights and authority to register on behalf of your company. You are also responsible for ensuring that the data you enter is accurate and up to date.

Data from startups that have not yet been assigned to a hub will be forwarded to selected digital hubs for networking purposes. The data entered may, in the form of extracts from the website, also be used in other media for the sole purpose of promoting the Startup Finder platform.

Your data will be stored until further notice for the purpose of operating the platform. To delete your data, please send an e-mail to "".