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

Startup traineeship—do your own thing! 

Do your own thing, is an advice that many of us have heard before. With regard to starting up a business, it is a well-intentioned recommendation that aims at trusting in one's own strengths and implementing the innovative visions as purposefully as possible. However, the typical make-your-own-thing rhetoric often ignores the problems and challenges involved in implementing ideas and founding a startup.
With the help of a comprehensive range of courses, important specialist and methodological knowledge is imparted to students and researchers from all departments. The aim is to pave the way from the business idea to the foundation of your own company.


Course Overview


Sebastian Adolphy
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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.


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.