Jena Wirtschaft

Financing

For many entrepreneurs the financing of their start-up can be the biggest obstacle. However, there are many different possibilities to put the financing of a new company on sound footing. Important is the individual customization of the finance plan. The finance plan is also an important stepping stone for the business plan when planning professional self-employment. A start-up consultant can support you throughout this process.

There are many online resources available on government sites throughout the web. While most will give you a basic overview of the process and required formalities when it comes to details about funding, micro credits and other finance tools, detailed information is often only available in German. Personal guidance will help to find the right plan for you.

For a first overview you can check out information on financing and funding on Make it in Germany and Gründerwoche.

Deutsche Bank AG
Leutragraben 1
07743 Jena

Contact: Sebastian Lechner
Tel.: 03641 / 455-209
Fax: 03641 / 455-180
Mobile: 0172 / 371 77 82
Email: sebastian.lechner(at)db.com
Website: Deutsche Bank

Services:

  • During every developmental phase of your company we are ready to provide you with comprehensive expertise and personal advice in Jena. At the same time we can access a regional, national and international network and utilize it for you.

HypoVereinsbank UniCredit Bank AG
Schillerstr. 4
07745 Jena

Contact: Carmen Schürer-Rudolphi
Tel.: 03641 / 593-128
Fax: 03641 / 593-233
Mobile: 0172 / 346 57 76
Email: carmen.schuerer-rudolphi(at)unicredit.de
Website: HypoVereinsbank - Gründungen

Services:

  • Consulting for business clients, entrepreneurs and successor of small and medium-sized companies in the areas of payment transactions, financing including promotional loan, leasing, investments and asset accumulation


Merkur Bank KGaA
Markt 10
07743 Jena

Contact: Kathrin Leipold
Tel.: 03641 / 3500-22
Fax: 03641 / 3500-19
Email: kathrin.leipold(at)merkur-bank.de
Website: Merkur Bank Jena

Services:

    • Business succession, business acquisition and sale
    • Simulating and optimizing the structure of the balance sheet after investing
    • Intensive credit analysis
    • Consistent integration of public funding programmes
    • Integration of alternative financial instruments

      Sparkasse Jena-Saale-Holzland
      Ludwig-Weimar-Gasse 5
      07743 Jena

      Department for business clients
      Tel.: 03641 / 679-433
      Email: existenzgruender(at)s-jena.de
      Website: Sparkasse Jena-Saale-Holzland - Gründung und Nachfolge

      Services:

        • Professional banking and finance management with the Sparkassen business account
        • Financing of your projects including leasing
        • Integrating of possible public funding
        • Comprehensive know-how and professional experience

          Volksbank eG Gera-Jena-Rudolstadt
          Johannisplatz 7
          07743 Jena

          Business Customer Services
          Tel.: 03641 488-884
          Fax: 03641 488-888
          Email: info(at)volksbank-vor-ort.de
          Website: Volksbank - Gründung & Nachfolge

          Services:

            • Comprehensive consulting for entrepreneurs
            • Customised financing integrating public funding
            • Secure solutions for your payment transactions
            • Advice on coverage, prevention and succession planning



              bm|t - beteiligungsmanagement thüringen gmbh
              Gorkistr. 9
              99084 Erfurt

              Contact: Stephan Beier
              Tel.: 0361 / 7447-607
              Fax: 0361 / 7447-635
              Email: stephan.beier(at)bm-t.de
              Website: bm|t - investments

              Services:

              • bm|t beteiligungsmanagement thüringen GmbH based in Erfurt is a subsidiary of the Thuringian Development Bank (Thüringer Aufbaubank) and first address for shareholdings and equity financing in Thuringia.
              • bm|t is currently holding nine funds with a total volume of about €340 million acquiring an interest in innovative companies of nearly all sectors and during every stages of business development – start-up as well as growth or even succession planning.
              • Generally, bm|t is investing in all profitable sectors, in particular in the areas of life science, opto and micro electronics, IT-media-internet as well as classical medium-sized businesses.
              • Prerequisites for an investment besides an innovative product or service are high growth potential as well as a convincing team.

                Beteiligungskapital und Start-up Finanzierung in Thüringen
                (Venture Capital and Start-up Financing in Thuringia)


                Mittelständische Beteiligungsgeselllschaft Thüringen mbH
                Bonifaciusstr. 19
                99084 Erfurt

                Contact: Hendrik Hofmann-Oertel
                Tel.: 0361 / 2135-128
                Email: hendrik.hofmann(at)mbg-thueringen.de
                Website: MBG Thüringen

                 

                 

                Services:

                  • Granting of typically silent shareholdings to profitably promising small and medium-sized business and start-ups
                  • Prerequisites are technical and professional qualification of the entrepreneur, business concept as well as orderly business conditions.
                  • Shareholding counts toward equity capital – improving the equity ratio and thus the rating of the business
                  • Micro mezzanine funds from €10,000 to €50,0000 venture capital
                  • Typical silent shareholdings from €50,000 to €1.25 million

                    Bürgschaftsbank Thüringen GmbH
                    (Guarantee Bank of Thuringia)
                    Vertriebsregion Ost
                    Bonifaciusstr. 19
                    99084 Erfurt

                    Contact: Susanne Lammerz
                    Tel.: 0361 / 2135-189
                    Email: lammerz(at)bb-thueringen.de
                    Website: Bürgschaftsbank Thüringen

                    Services:

                      • Deficiency guarantees to support medium-sized businesses when applying for loans of every description at their main bank
                      • Deficiency guarantees are adequate securities for banks, trustee savings banks and other financial institutions.
                      • In part reinsurance through federal and state government
                      • Guarantees are possible up to a maximum of €1.25 million.
                      • Application process usually happens through your main bank.

                        Thüringer Aufbaubank
                        (Development Bank of Thuringia)
                        Kundencenter für Ostthüringen
                        Friedrich-Engels-Str. 7
                        07545 Gera

                        Contact: Kundencenter Gera
                        Tel.: 0365 / 43 70 70
                        Email: kundencenter-gera(at)aufbaubank.de
                        Website: Thüringer Aufbaubank - Kundencenter Gera

                        Services:

                        We provide advice for:

                        • Start-up and growth funding
                        • Public funding opportunities
                        • Cost-effective loans

                        Beteiligungskapital und Start-up Finanzierung in Thüringen
                        (Venture Capital and Start-up Financing in Thuringia)


                        GFAW mbH
                        Regionalstelle Gera

                        Friedrich-Engels-Str. 7
                        07545 Gera

                        Contact: Andreas Martz
                        Tel.: 0365 / 82423-0
                        Fax: 0365 / 82423-16
                        Email: gera(at)gfaw-thueringen.de
                        Website: GFAW Regionalstelle Gera

                        Services:

                        We provide advice about the GFAW start-up programmes

                        • Start-up bonus (“Thüringer Gründerprämie”)
                        • Entrepreneur passport (“Existenzgründerpässe“)
                        • Business consulting
                        • Entrepreneur and consulting networks

                         GFAW-Förderlotse

                        ThEx Mikrofinanzagentur
                        Gustav-Freytag-Str. 1
                        99096 Erfurt

                        Contact: André Gottwald
                        Tel.: 0361 / 554 675 21
                        Mobile: 0152 / 566 581 87
                        Email: agottwald(at)parisat.de
                        Website: ThEx Mikrofinanzagentur

                        Services:

                          • Granting of micro loans as part of the Thuringian Micro Loan Programme (Thüringer Mikrokreditprogramms) and supervision
                          • Access to finance network in Thuringia
                          • Additional consultation on classical and alternative funding opportunities
                          • Cooperation with banks and other funding partners

                            GFAW mbH
                            Regionalstelle Gera

                            Friedrich-Engels-Str. 7
                            07545 Gera

                            Contact: Andreas Martz
                            Tel.: 0365 / 82423-0
                            Fax: 0365 / 82423-16
                            Email: gera(at)gfaw-thueringen.de
                            Website: GFAW Regionalstelle Gera

                            Services:

                            We provide advice about the GFAW start-up programmes

                            • Start-up bonus (“Thüringer Gründerprämie”)
                            • Entrepreneur passport (“Existenzgründerpässe“)
                            • Business consulting
                            • Entrepreneur and consulting networks

                             GFAW-Förderlotse


                            Stiftung für Technologie, Innovation und Forschung Thüringen (STIFT)
                            (Foundation for Technology, Innovation and Research Thuringia)
                            ThEx innovativ

                            Peterstr. 1
                            99084 Erfurt

                            Contact: Christiane Kilian
                            Tel.: 0361 / 78923-74
                            Fax: 0361 / 78923-44
                            Email: christiane.kilian(at)stift-thueringen.de
                            Website: ThEx innovativ

                            Services:

                              • Organization of the Investor Days Thuringia
                              • Optimization of the financing concept
                              • Preparation for financing and investor meetings
                              • Consulting for public funding opportunities for innovative start-ups
                              • Direct contact with VC-lenders and Business Angels
                              • STIFT as investor

                                Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
                                (Friedrich Schiller University Jena)
                                Servicezentrum Forschung und Transfer
                                K1 - DER GRÜNDERSERVICE

                                Kahlaische Straße 1
                                07745 Jena

                                Contact: Dr. Oliver Pänke
                                Tel.: 03641 / 930 869
                                Email: gruenderservice(at)uni-jena.de
                                Website: K1 - Der Gründerservice der Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena

                                Further Languages: English

                                Services:

                                  • Start-up consulting, review and development of business idea, preparation of business plan
                                  • Consulting on financing and public funding
                                  • Application for EXIST-funding and EXIST research transfer
                                  • Consulting on property rights and patent information service
                                  • Mentoring and scientific support of business launch
                                  • Workshops and lectures
                                  • Contacts to investors (Business-Angels & Venture Capitalists), network partners, facilitating the exchange of experiences with other entrepreneurs
                                  • Availability of free office space for idea development (“FreiRaum”)

                                    Ernst-Abbe-Hochschule Jena
                                    (University of Applied Sciences "Ernst Abbe")
                                    Servicezentrum Forschung und Transfer (SZT)
                                    Carl-Zeiss-Promenade 2
                                    07745 Jena

                                    Contact: Dipl.-Kfm. André Kabeck
                                    Tel.: 03641 / 205 127
                                    Fax: 03641 / 205 126
                                    Email: gruenderservice(at)eah-jena.de
                                    Website: Consultancy for founders at EAH Jena

                                    Further Languages: English

                                    Services:

                                      • Start-up consulting, review and development of business ideas
                                      • Support with developing the business model and business plan
                                      • Consulting on financing and public funding
                                      • Application for EXIST-funding
                                      • Consulting on property rights and patent information service
                                      • Workshops and lectures
                                      • Startup-specific sources of information and databases
                                      • Access to joint stands at trade fairs
                                      • Contacts to investors, network partners and businesses

                                        JenaBusiness
                                        Leutragraben 2-4
                                        07743 Jena

                                        Contact: Business Service
                                        Tel.: 03641 / 87300-30
                                        Fax: 03641 / 87300-59
                                        Email: jenawirtschaft(at)jena.de
                                        Website: JenaBusiness - Subsidies and public funding consultancy

                                        Services:

                                          • Advice is given in cooperation with the Development Bank of Thuringia (Thüringer Aufbaubank) and the Guarantee Bank of Thuringia (Bürgschaftsbank).
                                          • Consultancy for public funding available from the Federal government and the Free State of Thuringia.
                                          • Please contact us with an consultation inquiry.