Loans are the universal form of promotional funding because start-ups can use loans for the most diverse purposes.

ILB offers low-interest loans for start-ups.

Our loans for start-ups:

(If you are interested in more detailed information regarding the programmes and the application process, please click the respective links in the table.)

Programme Support subjects Support types
Mikrokredit Brandenburg
  • Start-ups, acquisitions or active participation
  • Starting up in a secondary occupation
  • Consolidation measures during the first 10 years after establishment
  • Working capital and investment
€2,000 to €25,000
Brandenburg-Kredit Gründung
(based on ERP founder loan ‒ Universal from KfW)
  • Start-ups, acquisitions or active participation
  • Working capital and investment
Up to €25.0m
after customary scrutiny
(house bank principle)
ProFIT Brandenburg Individual and collaboration projects involving technologically new products, services and processes during the following phases:
  • Industrial research (grant)
  • Experimental development (loan)
  • Production establishment, market preparation and market launch (loan)
Loan: up to €3.0m per project

Grant: up to €400,000 per project partner
(support rate for the overall project: up to 80%)
Brandenburg-Kredit Innovativ
with liability release
  • Investments for growth and capital widening, acquisitions (maximum term of 10 years)
  • Working capital (maximum term of 5 years)
€100,000 to €3.0m
(with up to 80% liability release)