Startup Service

We support innovative founding intentions and startups

In order to develop a founding idea into a successful startup, support is needed. Within the framework of the Humboldt Startup Programme, we offer startup projects in the pre- and early phases of their startup relevant advice and coaching as well as access to the network, know-how and infrastructure of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. With EXIST and the Berlin Startup Stipendium, attractive public funding programmes (100% funding rate) are also available for the realisation of your own startup ideas.

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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.


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.

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.


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.


Thomas Wagner
+49 30 2093 70773
Katja Brunner
+49 30 2093 46626