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Dynamic start-up scene

In ODERLAND-SPREE there is the right support for every start-up project. Universities, the counties and chambers of industry and commerce work closely together and thus offer an excellent start-up environment. The topic of company succession also has a high priority with us.

Know how - starting up with support

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East Brandenburg start-up ecosystem

This network in East Brandenburg provides those interested in starting up a business with orientation and support for questions about starting up a business and self-employment, supplemented by numerous brief information and relevant players (e.g. chambers, coworking spaces, entrepreneurial networks, etc.) as well as interesting events in the region.


ExistenzGründerPartner Oderland

The initiators of the network from Frankfurt (Oder), Märkisch-Oderland and the Oder-Spree district have come together to bundle and coordinate the wide range of offers and services for start-ups and young entrepreneurs and to provide them with optimum support for their plans. The Existenzgründerpreis Oderland is also awarded annually to particularly successful and exceptional start-ups.
Existenzgründerpreis Oderland

Foundation Center of the Viadrina

A special offer of the European University for students, alumnae or scientific employees* to implement small or large business ideas. Support in finding the right idea to the practical preparation of the start-up with events and workshops, experienced experts* and introduction to the start-up community. All these offers are free of charge for prospective founders at Viadrina.

Company Succession

For the continued existence of many companies and craft enterprises in the ODERLAND-SPREE region, successful business succession is an important prerequisite. That is why, for example, the East Brandenburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the East Brandenburg Region Chamber of Crafts have launched succession projects to specifically prepare and support owners and managing directors, but also to raise awareness among those interested in succession.

With the foundation should already be thought about what happens if I ever fail as an entrepreneur ...

DR. AXEL STRASSER | Project Succession at the East Brandenburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Source: YouTube #mitderihk)

14.04.2024–20.04.2024 |

"Kick your future: one week, many opportunities"

From 14.4. to 20.4.2024, the "Kick your future: One week, many opportunities" campaign week invites future trainees, skilled workers and employees to find out about training opportunities, jobs, job profiles and companies at four events in the region - whether at the open day in hotels and restaurants in Strausberg and the surrounding area, the "2nd Neuhardenberg Job Festival", the "Big Boss Dating" training fair in Hoppegarten or the "Logistics Day" at GVZ Freienbrink.


Start-up awards and competitions

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Existenzgründerpreis Oderland-Spree

How did the path from the idea to the realization of self-employment turn out? What hurdles had to be overcome? Where and from whom was there help along the way? Which experiences could be collected? With the Existenzgründerpreis orland these activities and the courage of founders*innen, to make themselves independent, are distinguished.

Further information

Award ceremony at the start-up prize for young companies 2022 © IHK Ostbrandenburg

Winner of the "Existenzgründerpreis Oderland 2022"

Annemarie Biermann - "Pasta Perle" - Foundation November 2020
The prize honors a dedicated and motivated young woman who planned with her company to provide employees of larger companies with dishes at lunchtime and additionally host caterings or events. Due to the Corona pandemic, Annemarie Biermann was forced to realign her project. Without further ado, she contacted supermarkets with the proposal to offer the clientele freshly prepared pasta in the To Go business. The offer of always freshly produced pasta and sauces from her own production was enthusiastically accepted. In addition, she is also booked with her food trailer for food festivals corporate events, trade fairs and private parties in Brandenburg and Berlin.

Further information on the award ceremony