Information for entrepreneurs

Here you will find some Internet addresses for potential entrepreneurs.

Forum Startup Chemistry

The open platform "Forum Startup Chemie" was created to advance the startup scene in chemistry and related fields. It stands for transparency and continuous support of the start-up process, from the idea to success in the market.


The Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology offers extensive information, various brochures and a database in which you can research funding programs for start-ups.

funding database

The funding database also comes from the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology with an overview of the funding programs of the federal government, the federal states and the European Union. There is also a lot of information for start-ups.


And another program from the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology: EXIST is intended to promote business start-ups from science. Scholarships support founders from universities or non-university research institutions.

GO Bio

With the GO-Bio competition, the BMBF (Federal Ministry of Education and Research) supports research teams in the life sciences that are ready to start a business. Since the start in 2005, many projects have been funded in several selection rounds. The website provides information about the current status of the respective selection round. Most of these projects deal with the development of new drugs or services for pharmaceutical development, but also with medical technology or crop protection.


Science4Life eV is an independent start-up initiative that provides advice and support to young companies in the life sciences and chemistry sectors throughout Germany. The initiative is actively supported by many companies and institutions and offers assistance with all questions relating to founding a company.

Old helps young

This is a nationwide association of experts from industry, trade and crafts who have retired from active professional life and are passing on their specialist knowledge to the younger generation. On the homepage you will also find a list of other initiatives in the various regions of Germany.

producing country

Förderland is an independent, nationwide information portal for start-ups and entrepreneurs in medium-sized companies. In addition to structured information, visitors receive many services, interesting links and contacts as well as a variety of practical experiences.

start-up agency

The nationwide Gründerinnenagentur (bga) is a Germany-wide information and service center for entrepreneurial independence for women across all sectors and phases of business start-ups, consolidation and business succession. This service is offered by the Federal Ministry for Research and Education, the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth and the Federal Ministry for Economics and Technology.

Further information can be found on the website of the GDCh Division for Freelance Chemists and owners of free independent laboratories, on which you will also find links for business start-ups.

In addition, almost every federal state, most chambers of industry and commerce and many universities provide information for business start-ups. Those interested can find information on the relevant websites of the federal states, IHKs or universities.

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