The team of Start.up! Germany - Munich: Christian Neugebauer, Gabriele Vetter and Lucas Wiegand (from left to right)
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CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY FOR MUNICH AND UPPER BAVARIA
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry for Munich and Upper Bavaria is the largest CCI in Germany and at the heart of one of the largest business networks in Europe. It represents 390,000 member companies and is present at five locations spread across the region of Upper Bavaria. The headquarters are located in Munich. Around 12,000 entrepreneurs and company representatives volunteer in regional and expert committees and contribute to the extraordinary economic success of Bavaria.
GERMAN CHAMBERS OF INDUSTRY AND COMMERCE
All commercial companies in Germany are members of their Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IHK). The Chambers therefore speak on behalf of companies of all sizes and from all sectors - from the kiosk owner on the corner to the international automotive group. For 150 years they have been committed to ensuring framework conditions which promote growth and prosperity: from freedom and competition and open markets, to a good education.
The IHKs organize in-company training, provide information on taxes, marketing, innovation and business law, advice on starting a business and energy efficiency and arrange contacts with banks and savings banks. They know what is important to their local companies and always have an ear to the ground.
ASSOCIATION OF GERMAN CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY
The Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK) is the umbrella organization for the German Chambers of Commerce. It represents the interests of millions of businesses of all sizes and from all sectors. The DIHK also coordinates the worldwide network of the Chambers abroad. With its roots in the regions, the worldwide presence and an overview of the breadth of the economy the DIHK is a competent partner for politicians, consulting on laws relevant to the economy.
GERMAN CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE ABROAD
The network of German Chambers of Commerce Abroad (AHKs) consists of bilateral chambers of commerce, delegations and representatives of German business. AHKs advise, consult and represent German companies worldwide in 140 locations and in 92 countries.
At the same time, the German Chambers of Commerce Abroad represent links between cultures. They are at home in two mentalities and in numerous languages. Through AHKs startups have access to a vast network of over 3.5 million SME and corporates in Germany, bridging Old and New Economy.
TECH ENTREPRENEURSHIP INITIATIVE MAKE-IT IN AFRICA
The ‘Tech-Entrepreneurship Initiative Make-IT in Africa’ promotes digital innovation for sustainable and inclusive development in sub-Saharan Africa. Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH implements this project on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) as part of BMZ’s Digital Africa Initiative. In close collaboration with more than 20 corporate and financing partners, social enterprises, hubs and networks, ‘Make-IT in Africa’ supports an enabling environment for young entrepreneurs in the digital sector – to enable better access to finance, markets and skills.