You have recently founded your own startup. Then I bet at some point soon you will be looking for customers (aka „pilots“ or „beta-testers“) and eventually some considerable amount of cash to help you get things moving.
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Are you considering to found a startup in Hamburg? Have you just moved to Hamburg and you are looking for links to help you move on to the next steps? We have gathered a few links that we deem useful for expats in Hamburg.
Starting a business in Hamburg
Information about setting up a business in Hamburg, financing and possibilities.
Unternehmer ohne Grenzen (Entrepreneur network)
Hamburg Kreativ Gesellschaft (Startup support)
EXIST Startup Germany (Israel-Germany connection)
Agentur für Arbeit (financing your startup)
Nextmedia Hamburg (starter kit)
Hamburg Welcome Portal (starting a business)
Administration & offices
Directories of offices and legal advisers in Hamburg.
Welcome Centre (registration in Hamburg)
Tax offices in Hamburg
Notar.de (English-speaking notaries)
Housing & accommodation
The biggest classified websites are unfortunately in German only, however they are the ones where you will most likely find a place to live.
WG-gesucht (shared rentals)
Studenten-WG (shared rentals)
City Wohnen (furnished apartments)
Tempoflat (furnished apartments)
Jobs in Hamburg and some of the website to offer an English interface when looking for a job.
Hamburger Jobs (in German)
Xing (German network for professionals – login required)
A couple of website where you can look up German words and take German lessons.
Babbel German courses
Deutsch Lernen courses
Duolingo German Course
These links are a subjective selection gathered by Hamburg Startups. Hamburg Startups takes no responsibility for the content, the information, or the reliability of the websites listed above. For any questions related to these websites, please contact the respective webmaster directly.
If you have any suggestions of links, tools, or resources that you find useful to expats, do not hesitate to post them in the comment section below. All links will be reviewed and spam links will be permanently deleted without notification.
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