Consulting & Financing

[Translate to English:] Gründungsschmiede

Our offer for students & alumni, researchers and employees of the university

Our program for start-ups - we support every start-up that comes to us with an individual program. The consulting and qualification program provides the teams with methods, contacts, resources and a community of different founders from the Dresden start-up scene. In this way, we want to systematically support start-ups from the idea generation phase to their successful establishment on the market. Let us evaluate and concretise your idea together in the form of coaching.


Start-up coaching

1. First consultation in room A402 -> 2. Your own office space for 2 years -> 3. Assistance with the application for funding
Get to know each other   and/or further intensive consulting until the foundation of your startup    
Answering your questions        
if necessary, set milestones for further consultation        

Would you like to benefit from our many years of experience?

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Financing & Funding

We support your foundation with advice on financing and subsidies as well as contacts to important players in the start-up scene. We also advise on the following programmes:


With the EXIST-Forschungstransfer, the BMWi supports outstanding research-based start-up projects over a period of 18 months, which involve extensive and risky development work. The funding includes four staff positions as well as material costs of up to 70,000 euros. It is possible to apply for an extension for another 18 months after completion of the first funding phase.


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With the EXIST-Gründerstipendium, the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi) supports innovative, technology-oriented or knowledge-based start-up projects of students, graduates and scientists from the university.


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The aim of the Technologiegründerstipendiums is to support you as the founder of a young innovative company in a promising technology sector by granting a personal grant. The founding idea must show sustainable prospects of success.


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You have an innovative business idea and would like to implement it in a start-up project? Perhaps you are already working on it as a sideline? The Free State of Saxony will support you with the InnoStartBonus before and at the beginning of your business start-up.


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We will accompany you during the application for funding from the state for your foundation!

  • Advice on microloans
  • SAB - Saxon Reconstruction Bank (Sächsische Aufbaubank)
  • KfW - Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau
  • Assistance with the application for the "Gründungszuschuss" (foundation grant) of the Argentur für Arbeit
  • as well as support for all regional and nationwide funding programmes

Specific business management consulting

Feel free to talk to us about the topics:

  • Profit determination, accounting, taxes
  • marketing, distribution
  • Production and fee calculation
  • Financial planning for turnover, costs, profitability, liquidity
  • Personnel, employees, types of contracts, basics of contract law
  • Mediation to our partners for more detailed questions