Office Hours for TQ Members

TQ Office Hour

  • What benefits & perks can you access as member?
  • How can you connect with other community members?
  • How can you collaborate directly with TQ to co-create content?
  • Which of your immediate pain points can TQ and its parters solve?
  • Overall feedback on TQ experience, and how to improve it


Fundraising & Fueling your growth

  • In-depth-counselling and information to financing schemes like low-interests loans, guarantees, venture capital and grants.
  • Advice and helpful tips for your financial planning.
  • Support in getting in contact with important regional and national stakeholders and cooperation partners that support founders, startups and companies.

More info here.


Venture Capital for High Tech Founders

  • How to determine appropriate sources of funding for your opportunity
  • How to present yourself to investors
  • How to match your business to funding sources
  • What do investors look for?
  • Questions about the funding process

Access to Capital, Network & Skills

Deutsche Börse is making a significant contribution to creating a strong ecosystem for growth in Germany through Deutsche Börse Venture Network. Its specially developed offering is designed to make a noticeable difference in the financing situation of young, aspiring companies in Germany and Europe – for founders and investors alike. Deutsche Börse is focusing its expertise on the pre-IPO area in order to facilitate companies’ access to capital there, too.

The Office Hour with DBVN touches on the following topics:

  • Capital (Venture Match Service, Investor Talks & Alternative financing solutions)
  • Network (Community Get-together, Conferences, Legal advice & Co-Working)
  • Skills (Executive Trainings, Expert Sessions, IPO Workshops & Lunch Circles)

More information here.



Cloud, Quantum and AI Technology consulting

As TechQuartier’s primary technology partner, IBM provides our community with access to a vast network of technology experts, member benefits and learning resources.

  • How to get access to 120k of IBM Cloud Credits?
  • How can you use Watson & other AI-related technologies?
  • How to get access to free educational resources and IBM learning tools?
  • How can you register to IBM for Startup?


Early-Stage and Growth-Stage Startup support

  • How to be ready for investors and the fundraising process?
  • How to boost your business model?
  • What could be the right pricing strategy?
  • How could you scale-up operations and internationalize?
  • How to impress your audience with the perfect pitch?
  • How could you partner to build your own ecosystem?
  • What could you get from the EY Start-up Academy?
  • Can EY be your strategic partner in the market?

Support for early-stage startups

  • Development of ideas and business models
  • Team building and role clarification
  • Technology support by our FB and access to IP of TU Darmstadt
    (This offer also applies to SMEs, corporates and start-ups)
  • Pre-startup support programmes for knowledge and technology-based start-ups


FinTech Collaboration

ING wants to provide its customers in retail and wholesale banking with tailor-made, digital services. To achieve this goal, they cooperate with FinTechs and innovative partners, among others.

Their team can help you answer the following questions:

  • Is ING potentially interested in integrating a solution like mine in its product range?
  • Could a cooperation with the bank lead it to refer some of its customers to my solution?
  • Is ING interested in co-promoting our product/service on the market?
  • Is joint development of a solution possible?

Explore the possibilities of collaboration with Helaba

Helaba is one of Germany’s leading wholesale banks and offers a wide range of financial services for large corporates, banks, real estate developers and institutional investors. Helaba provides innovative, high-quality financial products and services for the Sparkassen and serves as the Sparkasse central bank for Hesse, Thuringia, North Rhine-Westphalia and Brandenburg, making Helaba a strong partner for some 40 percent of Germany’s Sparkassen and one of the largest Cash Management providers in Germany.

We can help you:

  • Understand the German wholesale banking market and the S-Finanzgruppe
  • Get in contact with various specialists from different fields (e.g. financing, compliance, IT) from the Helaba group
  • Figure out if a collaboration between you and Helaba would be a good fit
  • Determine if a joint development of a service or product is possible
  • Get funding from our corporate venture unit Helaba Digital (no seed funding)

Interested to position your company as an available expert to the TechQuartier startup community? Write us!

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