Munich Business Startup Office (MEB)

The Munich Business Startup Office (MEB) provides a single, central resource for anyone and everyone who is considering going self-employed or would like more information on the subject. It is operated jointly by the City of Munich and the Chamber of Industry and Commerce for Munich and Upper Bavaria.

  • Startup formalities
  • Business plans
  • Subsidies, grants and financing assistance
  • Choice of legal form, taxation and insurance issues
  • Seminars, events, startup centers
  • Weekly introductory events to provide an initial insight

Point of Single Contact (PSC)

For all other business and entrepreneurship-related issues on the subject of

  • approvals and
  • formal requirements,

the City of Munich’s Point of Single Contact (PSC) is happy to help you. This flyer briefly outlines the services available from this source.

Chamber of  Skilled Crafts for Munich and Upper Bavaria (HWK)

The Chamber of Skilled Crafts for Munich and Upper Bavaria offers its members guidance and counselling for all important steps on the way to establishing an own business. Every business formation brings up several specific questions:

  •  (How) Can I make money with my idea?
  • How can I trademark this idea?
  • Development and sales – doing it all on my own or together with a partner?
  • Are there possibilities to get financial support?
  • What does a successful rollout look like?

Furthermore, the HWK also provides a monthly mentoring lesson for inventors who want to trademark their product or service. These sessions provide the possibility to discuss any questions relating to a patent application directly with a patent agent. This offer is free and exclusively for (prospective) members of HWK.

Useful publications on starting a business

MEB startup brochure: “Start your business now. Your guide for success”

Guidelines for launching a company: “I’m starting a business” (available in German only)

Business plan template from the Munich Business Startup Office (MEB, available in German only)

Other useful service offerings

GründerRegio M is an initiative set up by Munich’s scientific and business communities to foster spin-offs linked to higher education institutions. It also provides a range of projects to support startup entrepreneurs. Guide, for example, is a project that accompanies female entrepreneurs as they move toward self-employment. (available in German only)

BayStartUP provides coaching to startups and young, fast-growing companies. It focuses on innovative, technology-oriented companies with strong growth prospects and scalable business models., a website run by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs, supplies an array of tools and information for business startups, including a startup planning tool, a database of subsidy options and an expert forum.

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry for Munich and Upper Bavaria is the top address for people to turn to for consulting and information on entrepreneurial independence, and for professional help with all matters of business consolidation.

StartUp München conducts a series of events to help prospective startup entrepreneurs prepare a business plan. These events are also an excellent setting in which to establish contact with like-minded people. (available in German only)

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