Review your business idea


Prepare a business plan


Financing & public support


Business or liberal profession


Legal structure


Taxes & Accounting


Company insurance


Social insurance


Networks & contacts


Various associations and partners of Munich’s startup support services help entrepreneurs in the city. Services range from information and useful contacts to workshops, courses, competitions, and events.

Munich Startup | The official startup portal for Munich

News, startup stories,  Munich based startups from A to Z, Data und Insights-Dashboard of the Munich startup ecosystem, event calendar, job offers, information on  premises in Munich and co-founders, incubators and accelerators in Munich

BayStartUP | The startup network

Support for founders with innovative and above all technology-based business ideas, experts for startup financing and business growth, Munich Business Plan competition, workshops, Startup Demo Night, investors’ conference VentureCon, industry cooperation.

Kompetenzteam Kultur- und Kreativwirtschaft | Team of Excellence for the Cultural and Creative Industries

Individual, free advice on all aspects of work in the creative sector, workshops, networking and internationalization, help finding premises as well as work spaces for limited periods

guide | Advice and support for women entrepreneurs

Individual startup advice, workshops, courses, networking, group coaching, guide contest

Startup München | Events with networking component

Support, networking, and practical tips from successful young entrepreneurs, pitching opportunities

Werk 1 | Munich’s most startup-friendly space

Support for digital startups with office space, coaching and co-working, co-living, events, café, job portal, freelancer portal, programs for start-ups in gaming, insuretech, digital health, initiative ONE MISSION for founders, partner of the initiative STARTUP TEENS for school pupils

Munich Urban Colab | One Space. Many Minds. Infinite Ideas

Services for start-ups with business ideas relating to smart cities: co-working, office space, networking, high-tech prototype workshop, events, café

Institut für Freie Berufe (IFB) | Advice and information

The experts at the Institute for Liberal Professions offer advice and information on starting a business in the liberal professions.

AKTIVSENIOREN BAYERN e.V. | Advice and coaching

Voluntary services for founders and companies offered by retired entrepreneurs, self-employed persons and managers. Also a competent authority for issuing certificates of approval for new business ideas (“Tragfähigkeitsbescheinigung”, important when applying for grants).

Social Impact Lab | Pre-start-up support for migrant entrepreneurs

Workshops, coaching, mentoring and coworking space.

Social Entrepreneurship Akademie | Information and courses for social entrepreneurs

Workshops, seminars, Global Entrepreneurship Summer School, advice, hackathon and contests for founders of a social business, social/impact start-ups

IHK for Munich and Upper Bavaria | Advice and information

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IHK) for Munich and Upper Bavaria supports its members in all areas of business. It helps people to develop their capacities by informing them about all business-relevant topics, from initial and continuing training to taxation and funding programs. The IHK helps companies at all phases of their development, from starting out, financing, and consolidation, to internationalization and company succession. www.ihk-muenchen.de

The IHK Academy for Munich and Upper Bavaria offers courses and seminars on everyday business life. https://akademie.muenchen.ihk.de

Handwerkskammer für München und Oberbayern | Advice and information

The Chamber of Skilled Crafts (HWK) for Munich and Upper Bavaria supports its members in all areas of business.

Federal startup portal | information

The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy’s (BMWK) portal for entrepreneurs offers information in various languages and in simple language, as well as an expert forum, help with making plans, brochures, and checklists. www.existenzgruender.de/EN

Münchner Volkshochschule (VHS) | Courses and seminars

Munich VHS is the largest Adult Education Center (VHS) in Germany and offers many courses on starting and running a business.

Gründerland Bayern | Information and networking

This initiative of the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy is aimed at founders in all industries and at every stage of starting a business.

GründerRegio M | Support for university-related startups

Competent authority for issuing certificate of approval for new business ideas (“Tragfähigkeitsbescheinigung”, important when applying for grants), backer of various projects