Startup Portfolio

Over 170 companies have already been founded with the support of Humboldt-Innovation. Our startup portfolio reflects the broad research landscape of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and the innovation potential of the German capital city. Here you will find an overview of all the start-ups we have supported so far.


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Thomas Wagner
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Company name Department / Institute Founded in Mentor
Diversity Factory GmbH (i.G.) Computer Science Prof. Zender
Cyano Biotech Biology 2004 Prof. Börner
studiVZ Computer Science 2005
Apliki GmbH & Co. KG Psychology 2006
TLTS GmbH Chemistry 2006
Webedia GmbH Economics 2006
netCCM GmbH Computer Science 2006 Prof. Fischer
PhenoSys 2006
Acuros Biology 2006 Prof. Ehwald
IQP GmbH Psychology 2007
Babbel Cultural Studies 2007
123Skins - Tortoise Design Chemistry 2007 Prof. Hecht
Cyano Biofuels GmbH Biology 2007 Prof. Kramer
Decision Institute GmbH Economics 2008 Prof. Wickström
ZPHU GmbH Psychology 2008
Quantiox GmbH Physics 2008 Prof. Masselink
Offerista Group GmbH Economics 2008 Prof. Günther
Tempelhove Research UG Economics 2008
Unique Fragrance GmbH Law 2008
greateyes Physics 2008 Prof. Röder
SkillMap GmbH Economics 2008
Vergangenheitsverlag History 2008
sofatutor GmbH Economics 2008 Prof. Paulssen
Playotope GmbH Computer Science 2009 Prof. Freytag
Startup Programm

Humboldt Startup-Program

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


Entrepreneur traineeship

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 Incubator

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.


Thematic programs

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