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Startups in Hamburg: Apply now!

In this section, startups can find an overview of our current startup tenders and offers, such as the participation of Hamburg startups in trade fairs or conferences and awards. These are offered by the Startup Unit, the Scaleup Landing Pad Hamburg, Future Hamburg and Startup City Hamburg, which offer their services under the umbrella of HIW Hamburg Invest Wirtschaftsförderungsgesellschaft mbH. Startups can find more information on the calls for entries and the application process in the respective linked PDFs and further links.

Current calls:

Application period: April 17 - July 9, 2023

About the project: This year's international and national Future Hamburg Award focuses on mobility, green tech and logistics. The winning teams will receive a one-month accelerator programme at Plug and Play's headquarters in Silicon Valley, as well as individual mentoring, pitch training and a corporate readiness workshop. The exciting prizes will help the startups consolidate their business and make their work even more sustainable and successful.

Who can apply: All startups that are between two and four years old and have developed a solution for the city of the future in the field of mobility, logistics or GreenTech. There must be at least one Minimum Viable Product (MVP) and a digital, sustainable business model.

How do you apply?
The application forms is submitted online here by the deadline.

Any Questions? Get in touch with Future Hamburg at:

Viva Technology Paris

Application period: May 23 - May 31, 2023

About the project: Viva Technology is one of the world's most influential technology events - the experimental field for breakthrough technologies and global innovations. It's where the world's biggest brands do business, meet new partners, and where the most creative innovators take the stage.

This year, the Startup-Unit is making it possible for three Hamburg-based startups to participate in Viva Tech and is supporting each startup with up to 1.200€ in traveling expenses.

Who can apply: Startups whose official founding was no longer than five years ago by the deadline of March 1, 2023, and which have a branch office registered in the commercial register in the Hamburg economic region are eligible to apply. The business model, or the product or service of the startup, must have a clear connection to the topic of digital/green logistics, smart city, deep tech or climate tech and demonstrably pursue an innovative and scalable approach. In addition, there must already be a working or demonstrable prototype or service and a valid entrepreneurial interest to participate in Viva Technology in Paris.

How to apply? Write us until 31.05.2023 in a short text (max. 600 signs, to, why especially your startup should participate in the international startup conference. Please also include meaningful information about your startup (e.g. pitch deck, website link or similar).

Any Questions? Get in touch with the Startup Unit at: