The figures speak for themselves: EXIST funding is a guarantee of success for young start-ups in Germany. A current evaluation by Project Management Jülich (PtJ) shows that the start-up rate in the EXIST Start-up Grant (EGS) funding programme is impressively high. The Startup Port provides support for applications in the Hamburg metropolitan region.
Of a total of 2,628 funded start-up projects whose funding period ends at the end of 2022, an astonishing 2,247 have founded a company. This corresponds to an impressive start-up rate of 85.5 percent. It is particularly noteworthy that 69.1 percent of these start-ups took the form of a GmbH (limited liability company), followed by UGs with 18.2 percent and GbRs with 12.1 percent.
Long-lasting pioneers: The EXIST start-up grant shapes stable start-ups
The figures from the monitoring of the EXIST Start-up Grant (EGS) at the end of 2022 speak for themselves: the survival rate of the formerly funded start-up projects that founded a company during or after the funding is impressively high. Taking into account the companies that have been sold, almost 90 percent of the companies are still active on the market three years after the end of the funding, and after five years still almost 80 percent. EGS-funded projects are therefore not only successful in the start-up phase, but also economically viable in the long term.
Startup Port assists founders with EXIST applications
These success stories underline the effectiveness of EXIST funding and its ability to put young companies on the road to success. However, the support provided by projects such as the Startup Port in the Hamburg metropolitan region also plays a decisive role: this offers start-ups optimal support during the EXIST application process. Targeted support and resources significantly increase the chances of successful funding. With a clear focus on the individual needs of the start-ups, the Startup Port is a valuable partner on the path to founding a company.