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EY supports your start-up from the very beginning. We offer help with all the strategic, legal and financial issues you’re likely to face – whatever stage your business is at. On this site you will find useful start-up information, details of events and initiatives, and EY contacts in your region.

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Jürgen Kreindl
Primary Contact Austria

Phone: +43 1 211 70 1317
Juergen.Kreindl@at.ey.com

Vienna office
Ernst & Young Service GmbH & Co OG Steuerberatungsgesellschaft

Wagramer Straße 19
IZD Tower
1220 Vienna
Austria

Peter Lennartz
Primary Contact Berlin

Phone: +49 30 25471 20631
Peter.Lennartz@de.ey.com

Ernst & Young GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft

Friedrichstraße 140
10117 Berlin
Germany

In recent years, start-ups have been driving development both worldwide and in Germany. These young companies came up with many of the innovative business models and digital services that we take for granted in our everyday lives today. And they have also shaken up the so-called ‘Old Economy’, which was struggling to grasp the impact of digitalization and respond effectively to developments.
Ultimately, start-ups help create jobs for young people from all over the world, Berlin being a very good example. Today, Berlin is outstripping London in attracting start-up investment and shows a net growth in jobs and population – resulting in increased tax revenue and benefits for the public. For me, it is only natural to support our Start-up Initiative, which is perfectly in tune with the EY motto: ‘Building a better working world’. This applies not just in Berlin, but everywhere where young entrepreneurs help make our world a better place.
Christopher Schmitz
Primary Contact Frankfurt

Phone: +49 6196 996 13545
Christopher.Schmitz@de.ey.com

Ernst & Young GmbH
 Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft

Mergenthalerallee 3–5
65760 Eschborn/Frankfurt
Germany

FSO Transaction Advisory Services is a trusted provider of support to start-ups, VCs, private equity companies, banks, asset managers and insurers. We cover the entire life cycle of a start-up – from developing a business idea to seed funding through to exits or IPOs. We connect start-ups with investors and strategists. Thanks to our comprehensive experience in developing innovative business models we can provide young companies with advice and support on important matters such as legal frameworks, company valuation, funding, finance and classic due diligence. All are crucial ingredients for every successful go-to-market.
Jan Brorhilker
Primary Contact Hamburg

Phone: +49 40 36132 12861
Jan.Brorhilker@de.ey.com

Ernst & Young GmbH
 Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft

Rothenbaumchaussee 76–78
20148 Hamburg
Germany

In recent years, one of the consequences of the dot.com bubble is that investors have been making increased demands of the companies they are interested in purchasing – something that is still too often underestimated. Potential buyers expect reasonable prices as well as promising investment cases, high-quality managment and, above all, reliable figures.To meet these increased expectations it is crucial to analyze the preparedness of a company from every angle.
Frank Schäfer
Primary Contact Hanover
Law

Phone: +49 511 8508 23755
Frank.H.Schaefer@de.ey.com

Ernst & Young GmbH
 Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft

Landschaftstraße 8
30159 Hanover
Germany

Stefan Mayer-Ehrling
Primary Contact Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 2526 26098
Stefan.Mayer-Ehrling@de.ey.com

Ernst & Young GmbH
 Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft

Grimmaische Straße 25
04109 Leipzig
Germany

As a tax adviser, I’ve been concerned with the fiscal and legal issues of German and international companies from a broad spectrum of industries for more than 12 years now. How do taxation law and start-ups go together? It’s simple: anyone who founds a company has to consider legal and tax matters. Ideally, tax optimization and risk management arrangements should be put on the right track at the very beginning, i.e. in the start-up phase. That is why I provide young entrepreneurs with insights into tax-optimized company structures – without getting them bogged down in technical jargon. I find it very exciting to help start-ups develop their ideas; I see myself as a supporter and mentor, whether at pitching events, workshops or university initiatives.
Dr. Andreas Müller
Primary Contact Mannheim

Phone: +49 621 4208 18800
A.Mueller@de.ey.com

Ernst & Young GmbH
 Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft

Willy-Brandt-Platz 5
68161 Mannheim
Germany

Start-ups are an important driver of innovation in our region’s economy. SAP, which was once a start-up too, is a good example for the possible impact of start-ups on the development of a region. The global organization of EY not only supports start-ups in all phases of their lifecycles but also by providing them with our global accelerator “EY Startup Challenge“, which is an excellent platform for growth, giving access to our global network of clients. The industry region we live in is of high importance for Germany and Europe, and by fostering start-ups we help drive change towards a knowledge-based society.
Dr. Peter Katko
Primary Contact Munich
Law

Phone: +49 89 14331 25951
Peter.Katko@de.ey.com

Ernst & Young GmbH
 Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft

Arnulfstraße 59
80636 Munich
Germany

Start-ups are becoming more and more important for Germany’s economy. Very often, they turn out to be more capable of developing innovation and placing new ideas in the market than more established companies. However, these market niches and new products are often subject to legal restrictions and risk. With our practical approaches, we can help young entrepreneurs put their business model on a solid legal basis.
Titus Zwirner
Primary Contact NRW

Phone: +49 221 2779 21472
Titus.Zwirner@de.ey.com

Ernst & Young GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft

Börsenplatz 1
50667 Cologne
Germany

It is an exciting challenge to create and develop a company. I see it as my task to support young entrepreneurs on their way to success and to be a pivotal contact for them in all business and legal matters in the Rhine Ruhr region. I really enjoy supporting start-ups throughout their entire lifecycle, as well as using the right contacts to create EY approaches that deliver everything they need.
Marco Koch
Primary Contact Stuttgart

Phone: +49 711 9881 19298
Marco.Koch@de.ey.com

Ernst & Young GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft

Mittlerer Pfad 15
70499 Stuttgart
Germany

We are convinced that our region has significant potential for a sustainable start-up culture. And we believe that such a culture would bring benefits for every individual as well as for wider society. Due to our multi-disciplinary approach and international network, EY is an ideal partner to advise and support both start-ups and investors in all relevant fiscal, business and legal matters. In each phase of a company’s development, I am inspired by the commitment and vision of founders and I always enjoy watching how young start-ups create their ideas.
Mark Hawkins
Primary Contact Switzerland

Phone: +41 58 286 5675
Mark.Hawkins@ch.ey.com

Geneva office

59 Route de Chancy
1213 Petit-Lancy/Geneva
Switzerland

Peter Lennartz
Head of Start-up-Initiative GSA

Phone: +49 30 25471 20631
Peter.Lennartz@de.ey.com

Ernst & Young GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft

Friedrichstraße 140
10117 Berlin
Germany

Annekatrin Nowotny
Marketing & Communication Start-up-Initiative GSA

Phone: + 49 6196 996 15496
Annekatrin.Nowotny@de.ey.com

Ernst & Young GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft

Mergenthalerallee 3-5
65760 Eschborn/Frankfurt
Germany

Sinja Peekhaus
Business Development EY Start-up-Initiative GSA

Phone: +49 30 25471 18740
Sinja.Peekhaus@de.ey.com

Ernst & Young GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft

Friedrichstraße 140
10117 Berlin
Germany

Maren Osmers
Financial & payroll accounting, financial statements & tax returns

Phone: +49 89 14331 25926
Maren.Osmers@de.ey.com

Ernst & Young GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft

Arnulfstraße 59
80636 Munich
Germany

Markus Fischer
M&A and Growth financings

Phone: +49 89 14331 23475
Markus.Fischer@de.ey.com

Ernst & Young GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft

Arnulfstraße 59
80636 Munich
Germany

Events & Workshops


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Launch of the EY study "Crowdfunding"

Registration via Cambridge University

Christopher Schmitz
Ernst & Young GmbH
Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft
Mergenthalerallee 3–5
65760 Eschborn
Germany

News & Interviews


Scene - More links to the start-up scene in Germany


Gründerszene

Gründerszene


Bundesverband Deutsche Startups e.V.

Bundesverband Deutsche Startups e.V.


Knowledgebase


EY FinTech Adoption Index

07.07.2016 | 1.5 MB

Digitale Geschäftsmodelle

06.07.2016 | 1.0 MB