We support the settlement and growth of international founding teams and startups in Central Germany.

Join the startup ecosystem in Central Germany

We give access to the extensive experience and knowledge cumulated at our universities. Our local teams open doors to the regional startup and innovation ecosystem of Central Germany and pave the way to your international growth path. 

Our services are designed for

1. Founding Teams and Startups

You are a startup or a team building a company in Central Germany? Benefit from our experienced support team with diverse backgrounds in our International Startup Offices. They are part of the local startup support network. You can access the whole service portfolio of the International Startup Campus and its partners.

2. Students and Researchers

The team of the International Startup Office serves as a one-stop agency for your questions about starting your own business in Germany. The office is an integral part of your university startup service and brings in a solid network to other relevant departments that support international students and researchers and opens doors to other partner networks. 

In case you are just interested in supporting entrepreneurship initiatives, you can become one of our international entrepreneurship ambassadors.

3. Startup Supporters

Your professional experience and passion for supporting founding teams and startups is highly welcome. Just join one of our public events or contact one of our local offices.


Our locations

We offer access to different programs, free office space or co-working space to build your startup.

Leipzig University
Jena University
Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg

Freiraum - Meeting Room

Jena University

Office Space

All universities
Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg

Any questions? Just ask.

Kerstin Zippel
University of Jena

Kerstin Zippel has a wide range of international experience and works for both the international office and the start-up service of the University of Jena…

Jazmin Ponce Goméz
University of Leipzig

She works as a lecturer and consultant for the International SEPT Competence Center (SME Promotion and Training) at the University of Leipzig and develops…

Steffen Ahrens
University of Halle-Wittenberg
+49 (0)345-55 22958

Steffen Ahrens is an experienced advisor at the Transfer and Founder Service of Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, advises people interested…

+49 (0)345-55 22958