Braunschweig – #MitGründen

There are 1000 good create a start-up! And many of these reasons are at home in Braunschweig. On these pages, we would like to familiarise you with some of them. Under the motto Braunschweig – #MitGründen, we invite you to allow yourself to be convinced of the reasons for founding a start-up in the Lion City and to use your ideas to shape the entrepreneurial future of Braunschweig.

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Startup in… BRAUNSCHWEIG –
What, now? Yes, now!

... because in the startup network Gründungsnetzwerk Braunschweig, more than 20 consulting facilities offer comprehensive all-round support for all questions concerning business startups.

... because Braunschweig has the highest proportion of IT employees in the whole of Northern Germany > an important location factor as regards digitisation.

... because here there are real “start-up locations” in which you and your team can find room to unfold and simultaneously meet potential supporters and fellow combatants: from co-working spaces to the Protohaus to your first own business rooms in the Technology Park.

... because with the mobility cluster at the Research Airport, Braunschweig counts among the most important centres of European mobility research.

... because in Braunschweig, you will be provided with support: from the idea development through to the growth phase.

... because Braunschweig, as the centre of one of the most research-intensive regions in Europe, is a hotspot for research, development and innovation.

... because Braunschweig has a strong cultural and creative scene > led by the KreativRegion association and the HBK - the only university for fine arts in Lower Saxony.

... because Braunschweig and the region have strong universities which foster the spirit of entrepreneurship and intensively support spin-offs.

... because in the city of short distances, the answer to (almost) all of your questions is never far away (sorry, but you will have to sort out that thing with true love yourself).

... because you will nevertheless still find a lot of love here - in the form of creative minds, designers, IT and engineering nerds, lateral thinkers and pioneers, all of whom love to develop new ideas and share information on mutual projects.


W.IN, Bunker, Protohaus..? Phew, what’s all that supposed to mean? What at first sight might sound like the playing fields of a live escape game or tests of courage in an amusement park are actually just a few of the Braunschweig “startup locations”, in which you can meet like-minded people, partners and fellow combatants and, furthermore, find room for your business idea to blossom. In the following, we would like to introduce you to a few of these startup locations:



The Entrepreneurship Hub supports students, alumni and scientific staff of Ostfalia University, TU Braunschweig and HBK Braunschweig who want to start their own business. The Entrepreneurship Hub offers an extensive range of teaching and information for those interested in starting a business at all three universities.

The Protohaus on Rebenring is an open high-tech workshop for technology enthusiasts, inventors, tinkerers, creative people, start-ups and young companies. On approx. 500 square meters, it offers state-of-the-art technology from woodworking to 3D printing to test ideas, produce prototypes and further develop them. The non-profit organization also offers workshops and courses. In addition, the Protohaus is a meeting place for the Braunschweig creative and start-up scene and regularly invites visitors to events all about founding and experimenting.

On the premises of the traditional Rollei company, in cooperation with the Braunschweig Zukunft business development organisation, an area of approx. 1,500 square metres with various room sizes is available for business start-ups. In addition, after the successful start-up phase, the Rollei Centre offers young companies space on the same site as a future company location.

The startup incubator at the TU Braunschweig offers coaching and consulting for spin-offs from the university. It is directly connected to the technology transfer office of the TU Braunschweig. Eight free office workplaces including modern office infrastructure are available in the foundation incubator.

The Startup Academy Growth and Innovation - W.IN for short - promotes and accompanies innovative startups throughout the founding process. With a large network of Braunschweig players from a wide variety of areas, Braunschweig Zukunft GmbH offers custom support for startups. Teams can apply with their founding ideas twice a year.

Since 1986, more than 150 successful start-up stories have begun in the municipal technology park. Low rents, a high-speed connection to the German Research Network (DFN) and a creative environment in Braunschweig's Gründungsquartier (“Startup Quarter”) make the Technology Park the ideal place for the first few years of entrepreneurship.

The Torhaus below the Gaußberg in Braunschweig is a start-up café, event location and meeting place for the young start-up scene in Braunschweig and the region.

The TRAFO Hub is located in the Wichmannhallen, a former factory site that now radiates a unique loft atmosphere. As a digital hub, the TRAFO is a place of exchange between creatives, IT experts, start-ups and companies. Here, everything revolves around digitisation, knowledge transfer and the testing of new forms of cooperation in order to jointly design solutions for digital transformation.


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Olivia Sauer
Project Manager
Startup promotion
+49 (0)5 31 – 4 70 34 43