EY Start-up Academy

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EY Start-up Academy 2020 – apply now!


We are delighted to support Tech and FinTech business models with future growth potential in the EY Start-up Academy – in cooperation with Deutsche Börse, Bundesverband Deutscher Startups, Business Angels FrankfurtRheinMain, Deutsche Bahn Digital Ventures, TechQuartier und Visa! We are looking forward to the EY Start-up Academy 2020!



The Bundesverband Deutsche Startups e.V. (Federal Association of German Start-ups) represents start-ups’ interests in Germany and is, thus, committed to promote a founder-friendly environment and to remove obstacles to business start-ups. In addition to advocating innovative entrepreneurship, the Federal Association acts as a network for connecting founders, start-ups and their supporters.


Deutsche Börse

As an internationally active exchange organization and innovative market infrastructure provider, Deutsche Börse covers the entire financial value chain with its products, services and technologies. Its Deutsche Börse Venture Network connects companies with suitable investors, supports network building and imparts growth know-how, e.g. on Initial Public Offerings (IPOs).


Business Angels

As the BA network with the largest number of members, Business Angels FrankfurtRheinMain brings together capital-seeking start-ups and their founders with Business Angels. They see themselves as a forum for private investors, growth companies and entrepreneurs – primarily in the Rhine-Main region, but active in the entire DACH-region.



Frankfurt-based TechQuartier (TQ) which has been founded in December 2016 functions as cross-industry start-up hub. Next to flexible co-working spaces in 4 locations, accelerator programs and further events, TQ provides start-ups access to corporates and investors as well as to an international hub-network.



Deutsche Bahn Digital Ventures is the CVC of the national railway corporation of Germany and is looking for cutting-edge, digital-driven ideas with disruptive potential and scalability. Deutsche Bahn Digital Ventures intends to invest in startups with data-driven business models in the areas of mobility, logistics, smart city, Internet of Things, artificial intelligence and Big Data – All within and beyond Deutsche Bahn’s core rail businesses. Investments will be sourced on a global basis, with emphasis on Europe, the United States and Israel. Funding is provided from the Series A to Series C stage.



Visa is a global payments technology company working to enable consumers, businesses, banks and governments to use digital currency. Our Vision is to be the best way to pay and be paid for everyone, everywhere. With Visa Developer, we are transforming the way we connect to partners by making our network and value-added assets available as APIs. We’re accelerating that approach with a Fintech Engagement Initiative to help Fintechs to join the Visa family and to become part of the world’s leading payment network.



Contact person for your questions


Francesco Pisani
EMEIA Financial Services / Transaction Advisory Services

Phone: +49 6196 996 25657
Mobile: +49 160 939 25657

Ernst & Young GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft
Mergenthalerallee 3-5
65760 Eschborn/Frankfurt

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