Getting You Off to a Good Start – Aid and Advice for Start-ups

Start-ups have a crucial advantage: they have a goal. They have an idea and are highly motivated. That means they’re already half way there.

The Business Development Department of the City of Oldenburg » also offers free, individual start-up advice to help minimize the possible risks involved with setting up a business. In addition, our start-ups can apply for financial start-up aid to cover initial purchases, or for professional consulting.

Every two years, the city awards start-up prizes in various categories, for example for the most successful start-up or the most innovative start-up idea. Every time, this is an exciting contest and it is interesting to see what ideas young entrepreneurs have in order to open up new markets.

Oldenburg has something very special to offer with its international award-winning technology and start-up centre (TGO) » , the start-up centre OFFIS » for start-ups in the IT scene. In TGO low-cost premises are available for start-ups in an attractive atmosphere with interesting services provided, from shared use of secretarial services through to the possibility of hiring conference suites with presentation systems for larger meetings. The endowed professor for entrepreneurship » at Oldenburg University acts as special contact partner for graduates seeking to start up in business on their own.

A special agency was set up specifically to help women – EFA », the business start-up agency for women in the Oldenburg / Delmenhorst area. On our German website you can find more information and a list of helpdesks for start ups »