Start-ups in Bremen
A perfect start to business life in Germany
Bremen offers an ideal environment for new businesses. A vibrant start-up scene has become established in innovative parts of the city such as Bremen Airport-City, Überseestadt and the Technology Park. Here you'll find everything from co-working spaces to regular networking events such as the start-up weekends. This ecosystem, which allows new businesses to thrive, is actively supported by Bremeninvest and its many partners in the STARTHAUS network.
Much of the start-up activity in Bremen is focused on the aerospace sector, the maritime economy, wind energy and the automotive industry. Emerging international companies are basing themselves in Bremen to benefit from the 'new space' cluster and from the proximity to global players such as Airbus and OHB. The city offers everything they need to establish themselves in the German market.
Investors, experts and entrepreneurs gather at events such as the Disrupt Space Summit and the sector-specific start-up weekends. The aim of these events is to exchange knowledge and information and to attract the interest of investors. kraftwerk City Accelerator and team neusta Start.up are among the incubators, accelerators and private initiatives that have been set up to attract new businesses to the city.
What Bremeninvest can offer
Bremeninvest helps new businesses to set up in the Bremen region. Technology start-ups can access modern premises as well as advice and dedicated business services at the Bremen Innovation and Technology Centre (BITZ) and the start-up centre at World Trade Center Bremen.
The Unternehmensservice Bremen business support agency can help with questions surrounding relocations.
New companies need capital. BAB, the development bank for Bremen and Bremerhaven, can provide start-ups with the support that they need. The R&D programme for technological developments and EU development funds can also help start-ups to gain a foothold in Bremen.
We create knowledge. In seminars and events and at our innovation workshops and forums, we provide companies with the latest information and training on topics that are relevant to their industries. The curriculum encourages experimentation and focuses on practical relevance. We also work closely with the Jacobs University, for example in the Entrepreneurship and Innovation project seminar, with the University of Bremen and with the Chair in Small Business & Entrepreneurship (LEMEX).
The STARTHAUS is at the heart of the foundation network and is your first point of contact when founding your own company.
Is your business model viable in the long term? Have you looked into all aspects of your start-up? In joint meetings we check your business model for long-term viability and discuss your particular start-up schedule. In our coaching offices in Bremerhaven and Bremen you can discuss your plans and targets with a designated start-up consultant. And best of all – it’s free!
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