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The matchmaking event where people with ideas and people with skills come together to get off the ground as a startup team. Individual founders or founding teams and people interested in founding a company from different universities and research institutions come together to exchange ideas across disciplines, network, share ideas, think them through further together – and in the process grow together to form ideal founding teams.

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Field report

Oliver and Lars were there for the first run of “Meet&Match” and report on their experiences in our news. Just click:

Don’t swipe, found!

Compact info

Target group:

  • Groups and/or individuals with startup idea
  • Individuals with desire/interest to found, but without concrete idea

This offer is primarily aimed at members of the affiliated institutions. We are also happy to allocate free places to other interested start-ups from the Hamburg metropolitan region or beyond.



3-4x a year


Individual process of several weeks per matchmaking round (depends on the respective get-to-know team)

Free of charge


Are you interested in “Meet&Match” and would like to meet your future founding team? In several phases, we accompany the teams that emerge from this process with advice and support right up to their founding. Registrations are possible at any time.

The next rounds of Meet&Match will start on 12.12.2023 and 28.03.2024. On March 28, we will host a special edition of Meet&Match with a focus on social entrepreneurship. So you have an idea that can contribute to positive change in society? Or would you like to support one? Then come and register for the event!

A kick-off event will be held at the beginning of each round. There you will have the opportunity to get to know each other and exchange ideas. Potential founders will pitch their ideas. Afterwards, we get to know each other and sound out which idea might be interesting for which co-founder. Please indicate in the registration form which event you would like to attend.

At the moment, we are particularly looking for people who are interested in founding a company but do not have their own start-up idea, but who could well imagine supporting a start-up project with their skills. Other exciting start-up ideas are, of course, still welcome!


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Foto von Cecily Steckel

Cecily Steckel

Program Manager “Meet&Match
Hamburg University