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First-time establishment/start-up financing in general

  • Company establishment and development
  • Investment and working capital for the development and market launch of products, services and processes
Starting up in business usually means establishing a new business. But no matter how a start-up is carried out, founders must always consider a host of issues and ensure that the necessary funds are available. This begins even before registration in the commercial register and can extend right through to the company's going international. ILB therefore offers a wide range of financial support programmes for start-ups in the federal state of Brandenburg.

Our support and promotional programmes for start-ups and start-up financing in general:

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

Core programmes

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
Loan
€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
Loan
Up to €25.0m
after customary scrutiny
(house bank principle)
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)
Loan
€100,000 to €3.0m
(with up to 80% liability release)
Gründung innovativ
  • Investment in tangible fixed assets
  • Personnel costs (new jobs)
  • External consultancy services
Grant
€25,000 to €100,000
(support rate of up to 75%)
Meistergründungsprämie Brandenburg
  • New establishment of a company by a master craftsman (up to 3 years after the master craftsman's examination)
  • Newly created job or apprecticeship place for at least 12 months, connected with a new establishment or acquisition of a company
  • Time limits are not in place for master craftswomen or for acquisitions of a company
Grant
Basic support: €8,700
Job: €3,300
NESUR-KMU (Nachhaltige Entwicklung von Stadt und Umland)
  • Investment in buildings and fixed assets
  • Establishment and relocation of companies
Grant
€3,000 to €200,000
(support rate of up to 50%)
Frühphasenfinanzierung
  • Company establishment and development
  • Investment and operating equipment for the development and market launch of products, services and processes
Equity financing
Participations/junior loans for small enterprises in Brandenburg and during the seed and start-up phases
(€1.2 million max.)
Wachstumsfinanzierung
  • Company development and growth
  • Investment in fixed and intangible assets as well as working capital
Equity financing
Active investments and/or participation-like investments in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Brandenburg during the growth and expansion phase within the scope of co-investments with private investors
(€3.875 million max.)

Other suitable programmes

Programme Support subjects Support types
GRW-G Wachstumsprogramm für kleine Unternehmen
  • Investment in tangible fixed assets
  • Wage costs for 2 years (new high-quality jobs)
  • Intangible assets (limited)
Grant
(support rate of 30% to 40%)
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)
  • feasibility studies (Grant)
  • process and organisational innovation (competition procedure) (Grant)
Loan/grant
Loan: up to €3.0 million per project

Grant: up to €3,0 million per project partner
(support rate for the overall project: up to 80%)
Markterschließung im Ausland und Messen (M2)
  • Participation in international trade shows in Germany and abroad
  • Measures for opening up of foreign markets
Grant
Trade show support: €15,000
Market development:
€50,000 max. for 3 years
(support rate of 50%)

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