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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 – January 2022

Never before has so much money flowed into German startups as in 2021. The total value of all investments in German startups has more than tripled - an increase of 229% to €17.4 billion.

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 identificiation 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

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…
14.01.2021
Across Germany, the number of financing rounds in 2020 again increased significantly compared to the previous year: by 39 deals or around 6 percent to a total of 743 deals.

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

Christopher Schmitz

Christopher Schmitz

EYP-Transaction Strategy & Execution

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

Stefan Mayer-Ehrling

Stefan Mayer-Ehrling

Global Compliance & Reporting

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

Markus Fischer

Markus Fischer

TCF-Lead Advisory

Phone: +49 89 14331 23475
Markus.Fischer@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

Phone:

Jochen Schmitz

Jochen Schmitz

Marketing

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

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

Nina Würth

Nina Würth

Marketing

Phone: +49 711 9881 10488
Nina.Wuerth@de.ey.com

Mandy Bilz

Mandy Bilz

Financial Accounting Advisory Services

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

Phone:

Varinia Prüfer

Varinia Prüfer

Business Development

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

Dr. Ines Fritz

Dr. Ines Fritz

Law

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

Martin Neutzner

Martin Neutzner

Tax & ESOP

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

Francesco Pisani

Francesco Pisani

Strategy and Transactions | EY Parthenon

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

Bernhard Muthsam

Bernhard Muthsam

Business Development

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

Phone:

Martin Neutzner

Jan Berodt

Christina Martens

Christina Martens

Start & Found 2017

Start & Found is the 54 hours startup hackathon for developers, designers and hustlers. The event helps them become entrepreneurs and educates entrepreneurial methods. It´s a journey of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation.

Beginning with open mic pitches on Friday, you are invited to bring your best idea and inspire others to join your team. Of course you don’t have to present an own idea. There will be many teams in need of your skills. But keep in mind: This is probably the most safest environment you could ever pitch your idea, get valuable feedback and people working with you on the implementation.

Over Saturday and Sunday your team focuses on customer development, validating ideas, practicing Lean Startup Methodologies and building a minimal viable product.

Besides everything else you will get cool colorful gadgets, delicious meals to fuel your think tank, little snacks and of course, the entrepreneurs’ obsession – unlimited amount of coffee. So what are you waiting for? Get ready for your next challenge!