Munich’s star office workspace rental Friendsfactory is spreading throughout Germany and has just opened an office in Hamburg. After seeding their business locations in several parts of Munich (City, Altstadt, Schwabing), Friendsfactory decided to leap into HafenCity, Hamburg’s upbeat area next to the recently inaugurated elbphilharmonie opera house. Read more
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.
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Among the many coworking spaces I have visited in Hamburg, projektquartier is probably the one that comes closest to how I would picture a group of startups and entrepreneurs working together. Friendly, cozy, messy, spontaneous are the first adjectives that come to mind when remembering it. Read more