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  • Berlin Partner GmbH

    Berlin Partner GmbH is intended to be the first point of contact for establishing a business in Berlin. They offer a range of customized services, from finding a location, financing, contact with authorities and obtaining permits, and recruiting personnel, to internationalization and trade fair participation. They provide information about areas of growth and industries with potential for the future. Activities are aimed at investors, decision makers, and facilitators in business, science, politics, culture, and the media. More than 200 companies and scientific institutes are currently part of their network.

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  • BG Bürgschaftsbank Hesse

    The BG Bürgschaftsbank Hesse is a contact for financing for entrepreneurs and small- and medium-sized enterprises in Hesse. It offers support for entrepreneurs involved in trade, industry, transportation, tourism, the service industry, landscaping and construction, and independent employees. Website in German only.

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  • bm-t beteiligungsmanagement thüringen gmbh

    bm-t beteiligungsmanagement thüringen gmbh provides business start-ups and companies in Thuringia with risk and venture capital. It invests in young technology ventures developing new products and in fast-growing industrial enterprises.

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  • Bürgschaftsbank Sachsen

    The Bürgschaftsbank Sachsen GmbH (BBS) is a publicly funded specialist financial institution. As a self-help institution for companies in the trade and industry sector, BBS provides financial support, alongside company banks, for promising projects at small- and medium-sized commercial enterprises, as well as from independent professionals in Saxony in the form of indemnity guarantees (bank guarantees). Website in German only.

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  • Invest in Thuringia LEG – State Economic Development Agency of Thuringia

    As a one-stop agency, LEG Thüringen – the State Development Corporation of Thuringia responds to all questions concerning relocation and investment promotion. LEG offers advice on suitable industrial sites, manages contacts to local authorities, supports companies in recruiting skilled personnel, informs companies about available incentive and financing concepts, fosters Thuringia’s international relations and promotes the transfer of technology and innovation in our region.

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  • Investitionsbank Berlin

    Investitionsbank Berlin (IBB) is the development bank of the Federal Land of Berlin. With its newly orientated economic support and subsidy policy, it actively contributes towards developing Berlin for business and industry.

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  • Investment and Economic Development Bank of Rheinland-Pfalz – Innovations und Struktur-Bank Rheinland Pfalz (ISB RlP)

    As the central development office ISB, the state-owned development bank is the initial contact for those interested in financing for business opportunities in Rheinland-Pfalz. In this effort it is joined by the State Ministry for Economics, the Finance Ministry, the local Chambers of Industry and Commerce, the regional Manual Crafts Chambers and regional development agencies. The ISB is a central contact for development, offering individualized programs and financing plans, assistance with applications, and support in establishing companies, finding locations, selecting project sites. Their site offers detailed information for start-ups and entrepreneurs.

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  • Mittelständische Bürgschaftsbank Sachsen

    The Mittelständische Beteiligungsgesellschaft Sachsen mbH (MBG) is a privately held investment company with public funding. Its task is to improve the financing structures of medium-sized companies with the goal of stable corporate development. MBG acquires both silent capital and direct stakes in industrial companies.

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  • NRW.INVEST GmbH

    The state-owned economic development agency NRW.INVEST supports companies with investment projects or business locations in North Rhine-Westphalia. NRW.INVEST advises on tax and legal issues as well as details regarding economic structure and industry clusters. It analyzes investment plans and offers commercial and industrial sites in North Rhine-Westphalia. NRW.INVEST moderates and accompanies investment projects confidentially from the first step to the conclusion. And even after the settlement, NRW.INVEST is still on hand with help and advice for foreign companies. This applies in particular to expansions, start-ups and spin-offs. Its services are free of charge.

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  • WFS – Saxony Economic Development Corporation (Wirtschaftsförderung Sachsen GmbH)

    WFS, on behalf of the state of Saxony, facilitates the establishment of new business enterprises in the state. They consult and advise entrepreneurs and foreign firms seeking to locate in Saxony, and provide networked connections to other foundations, banks and state institutions that are useful for start-ups in the region.

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