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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

EY Startup Barometer Germany – July 2024

German startups saw a positive development compared to the same period last year: The investment volume increased by 12 percent to EUR 3.4 billion, while the number of deals fell by 19 percent.

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

News and Publications

18.07.2024
German startups saw a positive development compared to the same period last year.
25.01.2024
German startups raise just EUR 6 billion in investment capital in 2023, a decline of 39 percent compared to 2022 and 65 percent compared to 2021.
04.08.2023
Significant setback for the German startup scene: Compared to the first half of 2022, the total volume of investments was halved to €3.1 billion in the first six months of this…
12.01.2023
Despite market uncertainties and 43 percent less venture capital investments in 2022, the German startup industry recorded its second strongest full-year result. In addition, the…

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Contacts

Francesco Pisani

Francesco Pisani

Strategy and Transactions | EY Parthenon

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

Markus Fischer

Markus Fischer

TCF-Lead Advisory

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

Dr. Thomas Prüver

Dr. Thomas Prüver

Head of EY Startup, TCF-Transaction Diligence

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

Christopher Schmitz

Christopher Schmitz

EYP-Transaction Strategy & Execution

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

Jan Berodt

Jan Berodt

Audit

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

Christoph Niemann

Christoph Niemann

Global Compliance & Reporting

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

Olivia Weindorf

Olivia Weindorf

Audit

Phone: +49 160 939 15133
Olivia.Weindorf@de.ey.com

Leif Aldinger

Leif Aldinger

TCF-Transaction

Phone: +49 160 939 17051
Leif.Aldinger@de.ey.com

Jochen Schmitz

Jochen Schmitz

Marketing

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

Michael Bätz

Michael Bätz

Audit and Finance

Phone: +49 160 93923247
Michael.Baetz@de.ey.com

Arash Nasirifar

Arash Nasirifar

Assurance

Phone: +49 160 939 29559
Arash.Nasirifar@de.ey.com

Nina Reinecke

Nina Reinecke

Law

Phone: +49 160 939 21318
Nina.Reinecke@de.ey.com

Frederick-Maximilian Schnoor

Frederick-Maximilian Schnoor

Financial Accounting Advisory Services

Phone: +49 711 9881 27181
Frederick-Maximilian.Schnoor@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

EY Startup Academy 2022: Closing Event

On November 24, it is time to select the winner of the EY Startup Academy 2022! An expert jury will decide which of our 8 finalists has achieved the biggest progress throughout this year’s program – but also our audience gets the opportunity to vote for their favorite startup.

Look forward to exciting pitches, inspiring panels and keynotes and the opportunity to network with startups, investors, companies and other participants of the startup ecosystem.

Register now for our Closing Event and join us at TechQuartier – or follow the event virtually via live streaming.

You can find more information about the EY Startup Academy here.

Closing Event – EY Startup Academy 2021

It’s this time of the year: the winner of the EY Startup Academy 2021 will be selected from our 9 finalists on November 18. Who will win the EY Startup Academy Award 2021: Alpha Brain Technologies BV, ambeRoad, AristanderAI, autogramm.io, evAI Intelligence, HCP Sense, Ignition, MotionsCloud or Summetix?

Our expert panel of judges decides which of the startups has improved the most throughout 6-week programme – but attendees will also get a vote. Register now for our Closing Event and get to know exciting startups, investors, companies and other participants in the startup ecosystem!

Jochen Schmitz

Christopher Schmitz