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The ideal climate for innovative start-ups in Karlsruhe Thanks to the KIT, an EXIST start-up university, strong IT faculties and a tight network of consulting and support services, Karlsruhe is already one of the most attractive locations for start-ups. The focus in the Karlsruhe area is on: IT, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, energy.
An active start-up culture and community with attractive events and an overall strategy for start-ups in Karlsruhe are an essential part of making the city a leading start-up location for Germany and Europe. The tone is set by the Karlsruhe start-up alliance, consisting of the board of trade, chamber of commerce, CyberForum, TechnologieRegion Karlsruhe, the universities and the municipal institutions, as well as players from the financial and creative industries. The state also provides direct start-up support for Karlsruhe in the form of an incubator. Start-up founders represent the next generation of entrepreneurs and are the basis for innovation and economic development in our region.
Start-up consulting: There are many questions to be asked when starting out on a new venture. That is also true when you are self-employed: Are you freelancing, or do you need to register your business? Which legal structure and company name are suitable? What risks do you need to be insured against? These are exactly the questions that we answer in our start-up consulting. And we ask more: Is there a market for your idea? Who are your customers and how will they benefit? Are there any competitors? How sustainable is your business idea? These questions help us to determine your personal requirements and provide tailored support solutions. At the start-up alliance, we have a range of contact persons and institutions available for each industry, such as the Karlsruhe Board of Trade for skilled trades, DEHOGA for the catering trade, the CyberForum for the digital economy, the IHK for industry and trade or the K³ - cultural and creative industry office of the city of Karlsruhe for the creative industry.
Karlsruhe EXI start-up voucher: A range of partners from the Karlsruhe start-up alliance offer the EXI start-up voucher. This gives you access to free-of-charge, uncomplicated support opportunities that help to answer the most important questions related to your start-up enterprise.
The start-up consulting is available for entrepreneurs from in any industry, who are planning embark on a commercial project or freelance, self-employed, occupation in the Karlsruhe region – whether this is starting your restaurant business, providing marketing services or software development. Taking over a business or starting up a franchise also count as start-up enterprises.
The Karlsruhe EXI start-up voucher is primarily intended for entrepreneurs who have started their business as a sideline and now want to convert this to full-time employment.
The Karlsruhe EXI start-up voucher is subsidised by the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Housing from the European Social Fund.