A dynamic ecosystem for founders and young start-ups!

The exciting path to becoming an entrepreneur is not a lonely journey at Startup Port, but is characterized by support, collaboration and networking. Our community is a vibrant community of advisors, coaches, funding bodies, investors and external experts who are passionate about providing the best possible support to founders and young companies on their path to success.

A strong community is at the heart of our ecosystem. Here, founders and entrepreneurs will find a diverse group of like-minded people who are willing to share knowledge, give advice and pass on valuable experience. By sharing ideas and best practices within our community, we create an atmosphere of learning and growth.

Networking within our ecosystem is the key to success. We bring founders together with industry experts and mentors who can offer valuable insights and advice. These connections open doors to potential partnerships, investment opportunities and resources that are critical to the growth and scaling of young companies.

Our ecosystem offers a wide range of resources, including training, workshops, funding opportunities and access to key networks. From the initial idea to the market launch and beyond, we support founders at every stage of their company’s growth.

Cooperation between consultants, coaches, funding bodies, investors and external partners creates a fertile environment for innovation. By bringing together different expertise and perspectives, we encourage the development of new ideas and solutions that pave the way for ground-breaking innovations.

Be part of our vibrant community that aims to support, inspire and empower founders and young companies. Join our network to gain access to valuable resources, mentoring and a rich pool of opportunities that will maximize your chances of success.

Our community is about being strong together. We believe in the transformative power of collaboration and networking to foster the growth and development of founders and start-ups. Join our community and experience how we pave the way for innovation and entrepreneurship together!

Diversity and Female Entrepreneurship

As a university network, we see our contribution to strengthening diversity in the start-up ecosystem of the Hamburg metropolitan region in particular in tackling existing access barriers in a solution-oriented manner and making role models visible. Disadvantage thrives best where it is concealed or overlooked. With our offers, publications and official positioning, we would therefore like to take action against such blind spots in start-up support and offer access to all those who have a desire to start up.

We represent a broad understanding of diversity and do not limit our concern to the consideration of only one particular category. In our public relations work and program design, we pay attention to diversity-sensitive communication and deal not only with the significance of gender or so-called migration background in the context of founding, but also, for example, with the professional diversity among founders.

In our internal strategy, we have nevertheless decided to set a focus. The proportion of female founders in Germany remains low. This imbalance signals an urgent need for action. Wherever women are underrepresented, their specific perspectives fall short and much potential is lost that could benefit everyone in the form of innovations and economic as well as overall societal developments.

Founding remains an individual decision, but must not be prevented by structural discrimination and stereotypical role models. For this reason, we are committed to strengthening female entrepreneurship and valuing social diversity with our work and networking power.