The Gründungswerft is open to anyone who wants to realize (themselves) and create

We are a community that is open to all. Realization and entrepreneurship thrive on creative exchange and the determination of diverse personalities. As an association of our members, we strive to foster the development of a statewide startup scene that lays the groundwork. Become a member as an individual, startup, initiative, or company to support our vision and ignite a sense of initiative.

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Founders and startups

More and more individuals are choosing to start a business in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Particularly innovative business ideas (startups) are emerging throughout the state and receiving strong support. We are the association of founders in Mecklenburg Western-Pomerania.

Self-employed (individuals)

The step into self-employment is often seen as a step towards self-realization and freedom. Many positive aspects come into play with such a decision. However, along with realization comes responsibility. With us, you'll encounter many self-employed individuals who also contribute to our startup scene.

Centers of innovation

In Rostock, Lietzow (Rügen), Stralsund, Greifswald, Neubrandenburg, Ludwigslust, and Parchim, you'll find (digital) innovation centers serving as hubs for all the needs you might have as a founder or self-employed individual. All these centers are members of the Gründungswerft and not only form the startup ecosystem but also contribute to our statewide startup scene.


Major institutions, educational establishments, as well as coaches, provide you with everything you need for your realization and personal development. Many of them are part of the Gründungswerft and are open to trustworthy conversations as well.


Financial backers are also an integral part of our community and startup scene. The pathways are short, and the relationships are built on trust. Together, we shape the future of our startups in Mecklenburg Western-Pomerania.


Great institutions with many smart individuals guide founders through structured processes aimed at establishing and progressing beyond the startup phase. In Mecklenburg Western-Pomerania, we have several accelerators where you can apply with your idea. All are members of the founding dockyard and just a speed dial away.


They're an integral part of our scene and enliven the entire expanse of our state. Here, many personalities come together and enjoy the beauty of Mecklenburg Western-Pomerania, whether in the city, countryside, or by the beach.

Agencies take care of everything you want

In Mecklenburg Western-Pomerania, there are agencies for all needs. Whether it's press or marketing work, your corporate identity, or complete business field development, you can cleverly outsource all these aspects. Some agencies are members of the founding dockyard and thereby part of the startup scene.

Many others are part of the community and support our startup scene.

Many other initiatives and entities support the establishment and nurturing of our startup scene. Together, we're crafting the new corporate identity for Mecklenburg Western-Pomerania, as homegrown efforts.

Still haven't found what you're looking for? Then you need better tools!

On our startup ecosystem map, you can filter startups, coworking spaces, investors, and many other things by region or industry, for example.

Additionally, you'll find many other resources that make researching in our wonderful startup landscape in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern easier. Our members are always clearly marked

Closing thoughts on our members and membership

In the critical early stages, founders, especially of startups, need hands-on, targeted support. Building a statewide startup scene is not just foundational but also involves grassroots work.

If you're interested in entrepreneurship, startups, or our beautiful region in the Northeast, you can become a member or sponsor as an individual or company to support our voluntary efforts. We look forward to having you!

Die Mitglieder machen die Gründungs- und StartUp-Szene Mecklenburg-Vorpommerns aus.

A startup scene for Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
and beyond

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