Take Part as a Start-up

The biggest advantage for start-ups is our network: with a range of offerings for every phase of growth, dozens of experts and a job platform, we have everything you need. On top of all this, we hold events enabling you to pitch to international panels of investors.

The digital platform for start-ups: the Start-up Finder

The Start-up Finder is the initiative’s digital platform which lists and describes more than 1000 start-ups. The results can be filtered on the basis of various categories, such as sector, size, B2B or B2C, technology and financing phase. This enables potential business partners and investors to search for start-ups that match their requirements and contact them directly. 


The Program Finder: from accelerators to matchmaking

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The Digital Hub Initiative brings together a large number of accelerator, incubator and talent programmes which support start-ups with the right vision. To help users find the right format, our Program Finder has various filter options to enable start-ups to find the programme that will take them forward and help them to grow. © Dan Gizzie

Whether you’re looking for a mentor in Hamburg or a lawyer in Munich, the Expert Finder is the place to look

From programmers and digital marketing experts to consultants, the Expert Finder signposts users to the network’s most valuable resources: its members. The tool helps you to find experts from all sectors and specialisms and seek their advice. This enables you to take all sorts of projects to the next level with either short or long-term partnerships.

Fill vacancies easily with the Job Finder

Recruiting the right staff is critically important for start-ups to grow. Our Job Finder allows you to advertise your vacancies and find talented candidates throughout Germany. Job-seekers can filter vacancies by location, focus and contract type.

The Start-up Card offers 24/7 access to our Hubs

The Digital Hub Initiative and Hubs offer a wide range of benefits and direct access to the nationwide network with the Start-up Card. Start-ups who choose the Start-up Card receive access to co-working areas, meeting and workshop rooms, expert networks and exclusive network events.


Use our events to get noticed by investors

Pitch Night

Pitch Night is the most important date in our diary – and yours. Our annual Pitch Night offers start-ups the opportunity to present their idea at a large-scale event. 450 guests including high-profile investors, network partners and executives from all sorts of companies meet at the event to pitch and forge contacts which could prove seminal while enjoying music and drinks.

The Start-up Games: 10 start-ups appear before an international panel

Everything is at stake at the Start-up Games: our digital event gives 10 start-ups the chance to pitch to investors with expertise from a range of sectors and impress them with their business idea. It is a great opportunity to attract investment that could take your start-up to the next level.