16 05, 2019

How this government funding programme has launched over 2,300 startups

By |2019-05-16T07:20:36+00:00May 16th, 2019|Germany, State or Government|0 Comments

Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) runs an extensive programme to promote startups, called EXIST. It offers grants to transfer university research into campus startups, and helps foster a culture of entrepreneurship through innovation workshops, consulting services, and industry connects. The phases of the entrepreneurial journey are evocatively described as Get Started, Get Prepared, Get Together, and Get Traction. [...]

6 09, 2017

Microsoft launches new startup accelerator program in Berlin

By |2017-09-06T12:44:00+00:00September 6th, 2017|Accelerator/incubator, Corporate, Germany|0 Comments

Microsoft has announced its newest European startup accelerator program, in a move that helps tie software startups to its Azure services. The Microsoft Accelerator program looks to equip startups with tools to help them develop their product and grow their organisation. Microsoft gives the companies networking opportunities, funding, access to equipment, training and management in order to achieve [...]

21 06, 2016

State-backed German startup investment vehicle plans new €300M fund

By |2016-06-21T08:56:50+00:00June 21st, 2016|Germany, State or Government|0 Comments

High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF), a seed investor backed by the German government, has revealed plans to raise €300 million ($341 million) for its third fund. The money is intended to enable HTGF to continue the startup-backing remit that has already seen it help 440 companies get off the ground. Life sciences is one of several fields [...]

19 11, 2012

Overview of MIT-Germany Seed fund, a global campus approach

By |2012-11-19T09:01:21+00:00November 19th, 2012|Germany, Massachusetts|0 Comments

MISTI (MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives) offers seed funds to MIT faculty and researchers to support  early-stage international projects and collaboration. MISTI Global Seed Funds includes a general fund for projects in any country and several country funds with their own requirements. Overview: http://web.mit.edu/misti/mit-germany/faculty/MIT-Germany%20Seed%20Fund%20flyer.pdf

8 06, 2012

German RWTH Aachen University announces its 2012 seed fund awards

By |2012-06-08T08:54:47+00:00June 8th, 2012|*Fund Types, Germany, New Investments/Awards, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|0 Comments

This funding instrument (at RWTH) helps generate and develop new ideas and approaches in research. Furthermore, Seed Fund resources indirectly help to enhance the facilities, equipment and infrastructure in the Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Science and Natural Sciences. The essential goal of the Seed Fund is to finance innovative research projects in innovative in the [...]