NürnbergMesse Start-up Hub
NürnbergMesse offers a varied, economical range of options for start-ups and young companies. Far more than 1,500 of these companies have already exhibited at subsidised pavilions and start-up areas.
It's obvious why this assistance program is so popular. NürnbergMesse's start-up team provides support with applying for grants and organises your appearance at the event. A pavilion at an international trade fair is significantly less costly than an individual booth – and it attracts significantly more attention to individual start-ups.
We were the first exhibition company in Germany to actively campaign for federal support for new businesses, and today we're still promoting that support among the community of start-up founders.
An "Young Innovators" pavilion allows new companies to introduce themselves to the professional public and present their product innovations at leading international exhibitions. As an experienced specialist in start-ups and new companies, NürnbergMesse organises the pavilion. Participants also get free tips for participation from AUMA, the Association of the German Trade Fair Industry.
Germany's Federal Office for Economic Affairs and Export Control (BAFA) reimburses up to 60% of your booth expense. You won't find a lower-priced way to attend a leading international trade fair!
Conditions for participation
Your company must be domiciled and operating in the Federal Republic of Germany.
It must meet the current EU definition of a small business (under 50 employees, annual net assets or annual revenues not more than EUR 10 million).
It must have been founded within the last 10 years.
Your advantages at a pavilion
Fully equipped stand ready for occupancy incl. lighting and power consumption, marketing services, catering and much more.
Our startup-team will support you throughout the process – from planning to execution on-site.
Germany's Federal Office for Economic Affairs and Export Control (BAFA) reimburses up to 60% of your booth expense.
We're still a start-up. Without BAFA's and AUMA's support and without the NürnbergMesse crew, we'd never have had the trade fair expertise or manpower to exhibit at BIOFACH.
Along with subsidised pavilions, the NürnbergMesse Start-up Hub also offers specialised start-up areas and other services for young companies. The start-up area benefits start-ups with a special location and extra attention from visiting industry professionals and the media. It's also worthwhile to register for one of the many start-up competitions. Because in reality, it's not just the winners whose innovations get highlighted in a contest.
NürnbergMesse and start-up specialist BayStartUP provide carefully focused support for the challenges that innovative company founders typically face. In close cooperation, we organise various pitch formats, start-up talks and panel discussions on start-up-relevant topics at our trade fairs at the Nuremberg trade fair location.
Our shared goal is to increase the chances for success in realising technology-based business ideas, successfully getting innovations onto the market, and accelerating growth for young companies.
BayStartUP offers company founders the opportunity to network with about 300 business angels, 100 institutional investors and public sources of capital, and financing rounds for amounts from EUR 50,000 to EUR six million. BayStartUP also helps established companies develop the appropriate strategies for working with start-ups by providing nationwide start-up/industry matching opportunities and conceptual resources.
NürnbergMesse works with the ZOLLHOF Tech Incubator to develop ideas for the digital world of tomorrow and the associated services. ZOLLHOF has some 20 staff members assisting roughly 40 tech start-ups, all of which reap the benefits of expert experience and an inexhaustible network.
Your contact for participants, supporters and sponsors
The NürnbergMesse Start-up Hub is the central contact point and networking platform for start-ups and their supporters. This is where you’ll all kinds of investment opportunities and assistance programmes for start-ups at NürnbergMesse events at the exhibition site Nuremberg.
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