About the Startup Week Germany

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Since 2010, the Global Entrepreneurship Week Germany is hosted by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy. With launching the so-called “Gründerwoche Deutschland” (Startup Week Germany), the Ministry wants to create a nationwide network in order to promote the entrepreneurial spirit all over Germany. Therefore, the Ministries of Economy in all 16 states in Germany as well as many business umbrella associations are involved in this campaign. Their task is to involve their members and networks who offer events for (potential) founders and young people, young entrepreneurs. In order to raise the awareness of entrepreneurship and its importance within the society, all these people are brought together.

All in all, the partners offer youth competitions, entrepreneurship fairs, start-up-days, consulting/expert advice and many more. The partners - focusing on youth entrepreneurship - put an emphasis on recognizing and supporting entrepreneurs who have started their own companies or want to start a business. All combined activities in Germany help to inspire, encourage and support the next generation of entrepreneurs in Germany.

The Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy is supported by the RKW Competence Center which organizes the Global Entrepreneurship Week in Germany.

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Initiators and Coordinators

Read more about the initiators of the Gründerwoche and about the organizations acting as general coordinators. more

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Press Information


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Contact Information and Further Links


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