start-up scene: Roads to success
Start-ups represent dynamic innovation and growth. In terms of their technology and business models, they’re highly innovative, and strive to increase their turnover and their workforce. This type of entrepreneurship matches Leipzig’s founder mindset and is therefore be further developed and nurtured. If the city is to keep thriving, new ways of supporting economic activity among young enterprises are required.
Acting through the ugb business start-up centre, the City of Leipzig, Sparkasse Leipzig and the district authorities of Greater Leipzig and North Saxony provide extensive support for start-ups, corporate successions, franchise openings, and the establishment of technology and knowledge based ventures.
ugb Leipzig is the first port of call during all the phases of a company: start-up, planning, financing, consolidation and further growth. It works closely with various partners, including the local Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Chamber of Small Industries and Skilled Trades, and the S-Beteiligungen investment companies.
ugb Leipzig: The first port of call for entrepreneurs in and around Leipzig
- More than 9,550 jobs created since ugb was set up
- 202 jobs created in 2015 with the support of ugb Leipzig
- 95 businesses guided to success in 2015 with total financing of about €6.9 million
- Advice and financial assistance from ugb Leipzig given to so far 6,645 start-ups
The ugb business startup centre can support you and put you in touch with the right people. It organizes seminars, training courses and information sessions and is an excellent source of information on funding programmes.