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Innovation, entrepreneurial spirit and know-how are the foundation of our successful startup ecosystem in Germany. This vibrant startup culture links members closely to each other and attracts not only investors, but also established companies as well as the business community.

EY Startup has found its task in connecting different parties within the ecosystem for an ideal exchange. We support your startup in all relevant fields such as strategic questions, tax, business development, legal counseling or financial decision making. On this page you will find out about our know-how, events, activities and EY contacts in your region.

Updates

Venture Capital and Startups in Germany 2021

2021 was the year of the Unicorns - the number of German startups with a billion-dollar valuation quadrupled from six to 24 within one year. The interest in the German Tech ecosystem is stronger than ever.

You can find more information here.

EY Startup

Early stage

Is your business plan gaining traction? We can help you with your financial reporting, the identification of state funds for your sustainability and R&D activities, support your approach reaching out to investors, and many other topics that help you to bring your idea forward. These steps involve also setting up a strategic plan for funding your startup (via private or public channels), as well as the valuation of your business model.

Formats:

Scaleup

Sales are increasing and your company is growing. We are at your side when it comes to financing the innovative development of your products and services through public funding, raising venture capital and putting growth on a sound footing. Our experts will provide you with advice and support to ensure that your growth results in sustainable business success.

Formats:

  • CEO Roundtable
  • Investor Dinner
  • Funding Matinée (selection process)

Grownup

Your Grownup grows and establishes itself as a brand.You already participate succesful in the market? We integrate you into innovation ecosystems and assist you with further financing rounds, up to a partial exit or IPO. On the way to new milestones you have to find the right answers to bigger challenges.

Formats:

  • IPO Readiness Assessment
  • Funding advice

Investors

You are looking for innovative solutions, smart investments and a great startup team? We organize networking and matchmaking events, support investment monitoring & value creation and conduct target screenings for you.

Corporates

To connect your startup to established companies is something very important, we are happy to support you here. We bring startups together with German SMEs and communicate about the establishment of cooperations, the integration of your company as well as trend analyses (EY Startup Barometer). With our help, you could find the perfect partner for your startup to participate in innovative collaborations.

Other institutions

We also provide support on the regional level and direct on your site. Among other things, we help identify suitable funding programs and apply for tenders, as well as regional activities.

Events and Workshops

Launch of the EY study “Crowdfunding” Date follows

Registration via Cambridge University

Ernst & Young GmbH
Christopher Schmitz
Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft
Mergenthalerallee 3–5
65760 Eschborn
Germany

News and Publications

23.03.2022
2021 was the year of the Unicorns - the number of German startups with a billion-dollar valuation quadrupled from six to 24 within one year. The interest in the German Tech…
14.01.2022
Nie zuvor floss so viel Geld an deutsche Startups wie im Jahr 2021. Der Gesamtwert aller Investitionen in deutsche Jungunternehmen hat sich mehr als verdreifacht – ein Plus von…
20.07.2021
German startups received more fresh capital in the first half of the year than ever before: A total of EUR 7.6 billion flowed into German startups - more than three times as much…
15.03.2021
German Tech startups defy the Corona pandemic and continue to collect high levels of funding in 2020. To find out the highly funded startups, and more details on the investor…

Further topics

Contacts

Francesco Pisani

Francesco Pisani

Strategy and Transactions | EY Parthenon

Phone: +49 160 939 25657
Francesco.Pisani@parthenon.ey.com

Phone:

Dr. Thomas Prüver

Dr. Thomas Prüver

Head of EY Startup, TCF-Transaction Diligence

Phone: +49 30 25471 10164
Thomas.Pruever@de.ey.com

Timo Engelhardt

Timo Engelhardt

TCF-Transaction Diligence

Phone: +49 711 9881 12289
Timo.Engelhardt@de.ey.com

Christoph Niemann

Christoph Niemann

Global Compliance & Reporting

Phone: +49 231 55011 24094
Christoph.Niemann@de.ey.com

Jan Berodt

Jan Berodt

Audit

Phone: +49 40 36132 19541
Jan.Berodt@de.ey.com

Stefan Mayer-Ehrling

Stefan Mayer-Ehrling

Global Compliance & Reporting

Phone: +49 341 2526 26098
Stefan.Mayer-Ehrling@de.ey.com

Christopher Schmitz

Christopher Schmitz

EYP-Transaction Strategy & Execution

Phone: +49 6196 996 13545
Christopher.Schmitz@de.ey.com

Markus Fischer

Markus Fischer

TCF-Lead Advisory

Phone: +49 89 14331 23475
Markus.Fischer@de.ey.com

Phone:

Michael Bätz

Michael Bätz

Finance

Phone: +49 361 6589 23247
Michael.Baetz@de.ey.com

Christina Martens

Christina Martens

Marketing

Phone: +49 40 36132 18853
Christina.Martens@de.ey.com

Mandy Bilz

Mandy Bilz

Financial Accounting Advisory Services

Phone: +49 160 939 14410
Mandy.Bilz@de.ey.com

Jochen Schmitz

Jochen Schmitz

Marketing

Phone: +49 6196 996 24035
Jochen.Schmitz@de.ey.com

Phone:

Bernhard Muthsam

Bernhard Muthsam

Business Development

Phone: +49 711 9881 14152
Bernhard.Muthsam@de.ey.com

Francesco Pisani

Francesco Pisani

Strategy and Transactions | EY Parthenon

Phone: +49 6196 996 25657
Francesco.Pisani@de.ey.com

Martin Neutzner

Martin Neutzner

Tax & ESOP

Phone: +49 711 9881 17291
Martin.Neutzner@de.ey.com

Dr. Ines Fritz

Dr. Ines Fritz

Law

Phone: +49 89 14331 22580
Ines.Fritz@de.ey.com

Varinia Prüfer

Varinia Prüfer

Business Development

Phone: +49 30 25471 21522
Varinia.Pruefer@de.ey.com

Phone:

Varinia Prüfer

Mandy Bilz

hub.berlin

Being Europe’s interactive business festival for digital movers and makers, the hub.berlin is a well-known and established event amongst visionary pioneers, global players and start-up founders.

EY is proud to be a sponsor and to have an exhibition booth at this year’s hub conference at the STATION Berlin on the 28th of November 2017 – an event where the digital avant-garde comes together to discuss about innovative business ideas and new technologies.

The start-up pitch is one of the highlights at the hub.berlin. Here, young entrepreneurs are given the chance to present their innovative products and prototypes in Digital Health, IoT and Travel & Tourism in front of a high-level jury and an expert audience.

With over 2500 participants, 130 speakers and 400 start-ups, the hub conference in Berlin is the ideal event to get in touch with global players, CEO’s and CIO’s and founders to exchange ideas and network, whilst getting inspired by the astonishing atmosphere.

Get In The Ring Berlin

GITR Berlin

Get in the Ring is coming to Berlin on the 20th April from 6-9pm at Factory Berlin for an evening of quick fire start up pitching!

Yes that’s right, 6 Berlin start ups from different verticals will be competing in a ring for top prize, a free trip to Singapore to compete in the global final.
Get the chance to meet and chat with investors and improve your pitch at our pitch training.

Schedule:
2:00 – 3:00 pm: Come listen to our panel of V.C’s and Angels on what makes a successful pitch
3:00 – 5:00 pm: Jury selects the top 6 startups to compete
6:00 – 8:00 pm: Pitch Battles
8:00 – 8:30 pm: Networking & Drinks

Startup Camp Berlin 2017

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With more than 1,200 visitors Startup Camp Berlin serves as the largest Early-Stage Startup Conference in Berlin. Founders, Entrepreneurs, Investors and Students from all over the world meet here to exchange their experiences about general and industry related topics. Participants benefit from the opportunity to expand their network and to develop their own knowledge.

At this year´s edition, EY is supporting the conference as a Gold sponsor.

Mission.
Bringing together founders, entrepreneurs, investors, and selected students, the Startup Camp serves as the largest early stage startup event in Berlin.

Share Experience.
Conference | The conference features keynote speeches with insights and knowledge-sharing from startup veterans and industry experts. Office Hours | Offers individual lounge areas within the camp for participants to meet with experts for one-on-one Q & A time.

Create Future.
Pitch Marathon | A serious and interactive startup competition helping you to raise your first round of money. Expo | Showcase your product at the Startup Expo and reach out to a much wider audience of students, entrepreneurs, founders, customers, investors, and potential future partners.

We know Startups.
The organizers are serial entrepreneurs themselves who have started, grown, sold or shut down their own companies. Since 2005 we have organized more than 200 events & Meetups. Our goals are to help you start smarter and grow faster.

Money for nothing

Andra Larin will explain in 7 easy steps how to get from the ‘idea to grant’ while organizing the growth process and establishing the mindsets which nurture development of concepts into viable business models.

While Venture Capital Funding activity has revealed its first signs of slow-down, the importance of grants and publicly co-financed financial instruments is increasingly relevant for boosting early-stage startup scene and through that, innovation in Europe. The European and national funding landscape provides numerous non-payable as well as repayable financing options to help taking the startup ideas to the market, diversified by industries, types of projects / companies or funding purpose. Not only can finding suitable funding in such variety be a challenge, but also meeting the eligibility thresholds for accessing finance.

Andra Larin will explain in 7 easy steps how to get from the ‘idea to grant’ while organizing the growth process and establishing the mindsets which nurture development of concepts into viable business models – the secret to securing funding from public instruments. You will have an opportunity to test your business innovation project idea’s suitability for funding. 

Interested? We warmly welcome you!

Please note that the workshop is offered in English.

Dr. Thomas Prüver