EXIST Start-up Scholarship

The “EXIST-Gründerstipendium” supports economically promising start-up projects with significant unique selling points. The funding programme of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy is aimed at students, graduates and scientists from universities and non-university research institutions. It provides the necessary financial framework for the implementation of innovative technology-oriented or knowledge-based projects.


Funding for a team of up to three people:

  • Students
  • Graduates (up to max. 5 years after graduation)
  • Researchers

The following funds are available for a maximum period of 1 year:

  • personal subsistence (max. 3000 €/month)
  • up to 30000 € for material resources
  •  5000 € for coaching

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