Prof. Dr. Alexander Nicolai

V03, 3rd floor, room W314


Ammerländer Heerstraße 138,
26129 Oldenburg



1. Founding Research:

FGF - Förderkreis Gründungs-Forschung e.V.

The FGF e.V. is the leading association of entrepreneurship researchers in the German-speaking countries. Among other things, it organizes the largest German-language conference on entrepreneurship, the so-called "G-Forum". 


2. Founding financing:

Gründerinnen- und Gründeruniversität Oldenburg

 Wesbite of the University of Founders Oldenburg.

BAND - Business Angels Netzwerk Deutschland e.V.

The Business Angels Network Germany offers a database and overviews of regional business angel associations in Germany and Europe.

Bundesverband Dt. Kapitalbeteiligungsgesellschaften e.V.

The Bundesverband Dt. Kapitalbeteiligungsgesellschaften is the umbrella organisation of the German and the representatives of foreign private equity companies operating in Germany.


The federal EXIST funding programme aims to improve the start-up climate at universities and increase the number of business start-ups from academic institutions.

3. Fouding hints:

Gründerportal Nordwest

Information portal about all important consulting and support offers for founders in the northwest region.

Entrepreneurship Summerschool

Workshop of several days for prospective founders.

VentureLab Oldenburg e.V.

The VentureLab is the pre-incubator of the University of Oldenburg and the City of Oldenburg. It offers premises and infrastructure for founders.
VentureLab Oldenburg

English-language information page on starting a business, including tips on start-up marketing, management, etc.



At the following address you can find an online tool for the preparation of business plans which is free of charge for students:


Info page all about business start-ups and self-employment, including discussion forums, start-up tips and ideas and a comprehensive calendar of events:



On this page you will find the participation requirements and deadlines for the business start-up competitions, which are held several times a year and are supported by the BMWi and private sponsors.

KfW Bankengruppe

KfW Bankengruppe is the German federal government's bank for small and medium-sized enterprises. Following the merger with DtA, the promotion of SMEs, business start-ups and start-ups will in future be offered from a single source.



The Investitions und Förderbank Niedersachsen GmbH - NBank is the bank of Lower Saxony for the economic development of business start-ups, small and medium-sized enterprises and crafts. It offers various support programmes and support consulting.


Entrepreneurial Insights

Blog with practical articles and tools on the topic of founding, self-employment and much more.

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