Starting up your Business in Germany at the Heart of Europe.


“Frankfurt, officially the City of Frankfurt am Main, … is a metropolis and the largest city in the German state of Hesse and the fifth-largest city in Germany. … In 2015, Frankfurt had a population of 732,688 within its administrative boundaries and 2.3 million in its urban area. The city is at the centre of the larger Frankfurt Rhine-Main Metropolitan Region, which has a population of 5.5 million and is Germany’s second-largest metropolitan region after Rhine-Ruhr. Since the enlargement of the European Union in 2013, the geographic centre of the EU is about 40 km (25 mi) to the east of Frankfurt’s central business district, the Bankenviertel. Frankfurt is culturally and ethnically diverse, with around half of the population, and a majority of young people, having a migration background. A quarter of the population are foreign nationals, including many expatriates. … Frankfurt Airport is among the world’s busiest. Frankfurt is the major financial centre of the European continent, with the HQs of the European Central Bank, German Federal Bank, Frankfurt Stock Exchange, Deutsche Bank, DZ Bank, KfW, Commerzbank, several cloud and fintech startups and other institutes. Automotive, technology and research, services, consulting, media and creative industries complement the economic base. Frankfurt’s DE-CIX is the world’s largest internet exchange point.”

22,300 of the 111,000 companies in total in the Frankfurt Chamber of Commerce and Industry district have an international background, so more than 20%.


Frankfurt Economic Development GmbH

Frankfurt Startup Ecosystem Report (Startup Genome)

Location Frankfurt (click menu point, esepcially interesting is the information about the different international communities)

Co-Working Spaces / Technology Centers

Coworking Guide Frankfurt


Creative Hub Frankfurt

Incubators / Accelerators

Accelerator Frankfurt

blackprint PropTech Booster (PropTech and Real Estate)

Content Shift (for the content industry)

FinTech Hub (Deutsche Börse/Stock Exchange)


hubitation (Real Estate)

Main Incubator (Commerzbank)

PANDO Ventures

PnP Fintech Europe

Unibator (Goethe University)

Supporting Institutions / Programs

Business Angels FrankfurtRheinMain

Frankfurter Gründerfonds

RKW Hessen

Networking / Events

Aufschwung-Messe (annual exhibition for founders and startups)

Pitchclub Frankfurt

Founders Table in Frankfurt

FinTech in and around Frankfurt


Startup Safari


Goethe University

Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences

Frankfurt School of Finance & Management

Research Institutes / Centers

DECHEMA-Forschungsinstitut (DFI) (Materials and Corrosion, White Biotechnology, Chemical Technology, and Electrochemistry)

Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies (FIAS)

Georg-Speyer-Haus (Institute for Tumor Biology and Experimental Therapy)

Helmholtz International Center for FAIR (HIC for FAIR)

Max Planck Institute of Biophysics

Max Planck Institute for Brain Research