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Hamburg has far more to offer than what you need to start a business.

You will find exactly what you are looking for in the city. Hamburg Invest’s Startup Unit is the main point of contact for all queries about start-up offers in Hamburg. You will find your way through the multitude of offers swiftly and easily with their help. The Startup Unit eases networking with the right partners, provides contacts and informs you about helpful networking events.

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Commercial space, infrastructure and skilled workers. Hamburg Invest’s Startup Unit offers entrepreneurs and all those interested in setting up a business support from the departments of the Hamburg Economic Development Agency (Hamburg Invest) in all matters relating to setting up and settling in the city, as well as in the search for personnel.


This is how the Startup-Unit helps you:

More information can be found in our STARTER-KIT

International activities:

Start-ups based in Hamburg network all over the globe in e.g., Tel Aviv, Austin, Lisbon, Singapore, and making themselves and Hamburg known worldwide as a centre of startups. Many of them present their ideas and concepts to international investors with the help of Hamburg Invest and its Startup-Unit Hamburg and other partners. A worldwide network ensures quick and helpful contacts. The Future Hamburg Award draws international attention every year.



Hamburg Invest‘s Startup Unit raises the profile of Hamburg as a centre of start-ups worldwide and promotes partnerships and networks within the international start-up ecosystem.

The following are some of many examples:

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International trade fairs and congresses: 

The Startup Unit attracts global attention at international trade fairs and congresses such as the South by Southwest in Austin, Texas (SXSW), the world’s largest tech and culture festival, at "Hamburg meets Tel Aviv" or the Slush in Helsinki. The Startup Unit frequently enables some startups to participate.

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With a focus on general information, the Starter Kit addresses anything from drawing up a business plan to hiring your first employee. 

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If you are interested in our services or collaborating or have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact our Startup Unit.


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