Vision & Benefits
Our vision is to build a central platform that helps establish Germany as one of the leading startup ecosystems in the world. The platform standardizes information, facilitates online discovery, supports to gain exposure and provides access to funding. We focus on simplifying the way startups can find and connect with investors, corporates and other ecosystem partners from Germany and abroad. By doing this, we make sure that young innovative companies grow faster.
Coming to the point where we are right now was a journey. In 2017, Börse Stuttgart Group launched the platform VentureZphere with the aim of supporting German startups to build profitable and resilient networks. One and a half year later, Boerse Stuttgart Group and the German Startups Association have decided to join forces in order to bring in their respective expertise to generate the greatest added value for startups: capital market expertise meets extensive contacts in the nationwide startup scene, politics and abroad.
We are working hard to develop a vibrant online platform. Since this does not happen overnight, we still run our current online platform VentureZphere until Startbase will be launched. Check our roadmap and follow our joint journey.
Go-live VentureZphere at Boerse Stuttgart
Start of negotiations between both partners
Partnership signed & collaboration takes off
Launch of Startbase MVP
Börse Stuttgart Group
Boerse Stuttgart is the leading exchange for retail investors in Germany. At Boerse Stuttgart, retail investors trade equities, securitized derivatives, bonds, investment fund units and profit participation certificates – all at the highest quality of execution and the best prices. Traditionally, it is our job to support fast growing companies in raising funds. We have deep expertise in market making and building thriving platforms. With Startbase we aim to develop products and services that facilitate the funding process for startup companies to make a distinct contribution to the development of the German startup ecosystem.
German Startups Association
The German Startups Association is the representative of startups in Germany. Our unique bottom up approach is reflected in all we do. We bring together more than 1,000 members – startups from various sectors in all stages, corporates and investors – to create synergies between old and new economy. It is our aim to advise on legislation for startups, connect founders, startups, and investors to create a broad network within an entrepreneurial friendly environment. Currently 35 employees and around 100 volunteers work on these goals. Startbase takes us a big step further in what we do day by day.