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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 Start-ups in Germany

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 landscape and trends in Germany, read our new EY study "Venture Capital and Start-ups in Germany 2020".

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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.

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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

[GERMAN] Erneut laden wir zu unserem beliebten Pitch-Event Startups Meet Investors ein und freuen uns auf spannende Präsentationen, viele neue Kontakte und echte Aufbruchstimmung. Das Event ist ein echtes Highlight für alle Startups, die auf der Suche nach Kapital sind.

Online über Zoom, Einladungslink folgt nach der erfolgreichen Auswahl

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.

Online

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

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.
14.07.2020
Despite the corona crisis, more German startups received fresh capital in the first half of this year than in the same period last year: The number of financing rounds rose by 8…

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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

Partner, Head of EY Startup, TCF-Transaction Diligence

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

Christopher Schmitz

Christopher Schmitz

Partner, 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

Jan Berodt

Jan Berodt

Manager, Audit

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

Titus Zwirner

Titus Zwirner

Partner, Audit

Phone: +49 221 2779 21472
Titus.Zwirner@de.ey.com

Markus Fischer

Markus Fischer

Executive Director, TCF-Lead Advisory

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

Phone:

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

Nina Würth

Nina Würth

Marketing

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

Michael Bätz

Michael Bätz

Finance

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

Jochen Schmitz

Jochen Schmitz

Marketing

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

Phone:

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

Cristina Teresa Contu

Cristina Teresa Contu

Business Development

Phone: +49 89 14331 23262
Cristina.T.Contu@de.ey.com

Miriam Kolb

Miriam Kolb

Marketing

Phone: +49 211 9352 18852
Miriam.Kolb@de.ey.com

Martin Neutzner

Martin Neutzner

Tax & ESOP

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

Josephine Lokat (formerly Bayer)

Josephine Lokat (formerly Bayer)

Business Development

Phone: +49 30 25471 24381
Josephine.Lokat@de.ey.com

Phone:

Cristina Teresa Contu

Startup Weekend Munich 2018 – Digital Health

NO TALK! Time to take an action and join SUWM 2018.

Startup Weekend Munich is a 3-day event where participants develop their ideas into solid business models. Under the close supervision and guidance of successful entrepreneurs, diverse teams have a chance to learn invaluable business tools and methods and to apply them during the event. This year we develop ideas with the theme “Digital Health”.

How does it work?  

Business ideas are pitched on Friday night and then teams are created with the top 10 most voted ideas. Throughout the weekend, coaches and mentors from different disciplines help the teams in their specific business idea, whether it is a prototype, functioning app or a hardware. On Sunday evening, the final pitches are presented in front of a jury, where the best teams will be qualified for one of the prizes.

Startup Weekend Munich is a hugely successful event and is running for the 8th time in Munich. It has already welcomed over 750 motivated participants, listened to 215 idea pitches, 100 final presentation pitches and helped to build at least 3 businesses each year starting from 2010.

BLOCKCHAIN: Will your business be disrupted? Find out with EY!

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The blockchain technology is on everyone’s lips. Everybody is talking about it, but very few know exactly what it’s all about. The technology is shaking the global financial system in its foundations – nothing will ever be the same! The technology can also be transferred to other sectors such as the automotive industry, real estate, healthcare and contracting. Today, Blockchain is the technical basis for enabling confidential communication in a digitized world.

So, this is the time to introduce the blockchain technology, to show the breakthrough of existing business models, to discuss the effects and possibilities and to make grey zones visible! Interested? Then we would like to welcome you to the EY Start-up Initiative Event “BLOCKCHAIN”!

Bits & Pretzels 2016

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Get now one of our EY-sponsored tickets – please submit request to eybitsandpretzels@de.ey.com to receive your personal promotion code.

Bits & Pretzels connects more than 5,000 participants with Speakers and Table Captains like the founders of Virgin (Richard Branson), Airbnb, Evernote, Kayak, Home24, Runtastic, Delivery Hero, or King.com. Bits & Pretzels offers unique networking opportunities around Munich Oktoberfest and encourages priceless relationships between founders, corporates, investors, and the media.

EY is proud to sponsor this great event and will be represented by a speaker and table captains. We are looking forward to meeting you at the Oktoberfest! If you wish to participate, please don’t hesitate to contact us. By the way, there are still some of our coveted EY-sponsored tickets available. Don’t miss out on this outstanding opportunity for your start-up.

Cristina Teresa Contu

Markus Fischer