Humboldt Startup-Program

The Humboldt Startup-Program enables the successful realisation of the founding idea in the phases Prepare, Launch and Grow with the support of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. The chances of a successful company foundation are considerably and sustainably increased by participating in the programme.

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Thomas Wagner
+49 30 2093 70773
Katharina Heinrich
+49 30 2093 70765


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


Humboldt Founders Club

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


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 Incubators

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

Coaching & Mentoring

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.


Startup Portfolio

Over 153 companies have already been founded with the support of Humboldt-Innovation.