Prepare supports the further development of the founding idea and the application for the Berlin Startup Grant and EXIST, including support services such as jobs, consulting and startup ecosystem.
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.
Berliner Startup Stipendium
The Berlin Startup Grant supports innovative, technology-based start-up projects (2-4 persons) in the development of a marketable prototype. Scholarship holders receive a monthly grant of 2,000 euros for six months as well as access to infrastructure and supporting coaching and qualification modules.
EXIST Business Start-up Grant
The EXIST Business Start-up Grant accompanies innovative, technology or knowledge-based startup projects (max. 3 persons) on their way to a business plan. Funded projects are supported for one year with up to approx. 150,000 euros as well as access to infrastructure and supporting coaching and consulting services.
EXIST Transfer of Research
EXIST Transfer of Research supports particularly research-intensive projects in two funding phases of 18 months each on the way to founding and further developing a company. In the first phase, up to 250,000 euros and a maximum of four additional staff positions as well as infrastructure and supporting coaching services are provided.
The Humboldt Startupservice uses its experience and network to support its startups in securing follow-up fundings, both from private (venture capital, business angels) and public investors (grants, banks).