Financing and financial aid

General information about financing and financial aid, together with specific information about funding programmes can be found in the paragraphs below.
High-Tech Gründerfonds

The High-Tech Gründerfonds (high-tech start-up funds) finances young technology-driven companies, offering them attractive financing conditions, and actively supports the management team with a strong network of entrepreneurial talent. In association with our partners, we specialise on financing for companies in the seed phase.

Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy

The Central Innovation Program for SMBs (Zentrale Innovationsprogramm Mittelstand – ZIM) is a nationwide funding programme covering all sectors and technologies, which is targeted at medium-sized businesses and the commercially-oriented research centres with which these companies work.


Do you need a micro-credit for your start-up or small company? If so, why not get in touch with micro-financing institutions? They take care of your loan from A-Z –from the application to repayment of the loan – and are a good place to call if you have any queries.

(website only available in German)

Flagge Deutschland

Micro-mezzanine financing helps reinforce your own equity base, because, from a legal point of view, mezzanine capital is a mixture of your own equity and borrowed capital. The additional capital ensures a better rating, thereby creating improved borrowing opportunities. The investor has no voice and no decision-making power.

(website only available in German)

The Federal Government

Acting on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Culture and the Media (Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien – BKM), the Minister of State for Culture and the Media supports selected artists with funding, facilities, bursaries and other types of aid.

(website only available in German)