Consulting, Mentoring & Coaching

External expertise and experience are essential for a successful startup.Our startup consultants and our entire network of coaches and academic mentors are available for this purpose.

Humboldt Startup Consultants

The Humboldt Startup Consultants of the Humboldt Startupservice are the central contact persons for all matters concerning startups. They conduct initial counselling interviews, make the decision on admission to the Humboldt Startup Programme and provide intensive and trustworthy support to the teams during the Prepare and Launch phases.

Humboldt Mentors

Professors from the Humboldt University of Berlin are available to assist the founding teams as academic mentors, particularly within the framework of the EXIST and BSS funding programmes. In this way, the teams benefit from the innovative know-how from university research and gain access to the university (founding) infrastructure. The startup portfolio lists all past and present mentors organized by teams.


The coaching platform of the Berlin University Alliance offers founding teams a network of evaluated coaches and experts who offer special conditions in compliance with defined requirements. The conditions and requirements are summarized in a guideline. The startup support ensures a regular evaluation process.


Katja Brunner
+49 30 2093 46626
Startup Programm

Humboldt Startup-Program

All information about the admission criteria, the process and the support services!


Humboldt Founders Club

The Humboldt Founders Club is the network for founders from the environment of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.


Entrepreneur traineeship

Our startup courses for Bachelor's, Master's and researchers provide the tools for entering the startup world— including credit points.


Startup Incubator

Our startup incubators in Mitte and Adlershof offer the necessary infrastructure and exchange platform for successful company development.


Thematic programs

Programs with a thematic focus support researchers, innovators and start-ups in specific specialist areas such as AI or quantum technology.


Funding & Financing

Within the framework of the Humboldt Startup Programme, the Prepare Phase, the Launch Phase including the Berlin Startup Grant and EXIST, offers attractive sponsorships for all start-up phases*. We also support funded startups in securing follow-up financing.


Startup Portfolio

Over 170 companies have already been founded with the support of Humboldt-Innovation.