Growing city strengthened by new wave of startups
Leipzig is experiencing a new wave of startups with currently nearly 200 operating in the city.
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.
UGB business start-up centre: Support for founders
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 on aspects of start-ups, corporate successions, franchise openings, and the establishment of technology- and knowledge-based ventures. ugb Leipzig provides advice during startup, planning, financing, consolidation and further growth.
- 6,752 foundations over past 19 years
- Including 107 startups in 2016
- More than 9,664 jobs created
- Including 144 new jobs in 2016
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.