Startup Service

We support innovative founding intentions and startups

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

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Startup Programm

Humboldt Startup Programme

In the Prepare, Launch and Grow phases, the Humboldt Startup Programme enables the successful realisation of the start-up idea with the support of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.



Our start-up courses for Bachelor's, Master's and researchers provide the tools for entering the start-up world - including credit points.


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.


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.

Alumni Nwetzwerk

Alumni Network


Startup Portfolio

Over 130 companies have already been founded with the support of Humboldt-Innovation.


Diana Matz
+49 30 2093 70766
Florian Grüning
+49 30 2093 70765

Event recommendations


Humboldt Startup Grant Readiness Camp: Speed Up with Science!

​​​​​​​Humboldt Startup Grant Readiness Camp is an intense and compact program intended to support startup teams interested in applying for startup grants such as EXIST and Berliner Startup Stipendium with Humboldt Startupservice. In four online sessions the future founders will get all the tools they need to prepare their grant applications:


Kurze Nacht der Startups

The Humboldt Startup Incubator invites all students and interested parties to celebrate the startup culture and to network at a joint networking rave.