Become a Get Started member

Startups can apply for membership within the context of our Get Started initiative at especially favourable terms.



Criteria for the discounted start-up membership

The prerequisites apply as a whole and must be present in the first four fiscal years. If one of the fields is not ticked, unfortunately no further processing of the application can occur since the conditions for a Get-Started membership are not fulfilled.


  • Company founded not more than 6years ago
  • 3-50 staff subject to social insurance
  • the founder is active in the management
  • Not more than € 10 million turnover in the fiscal year
  • Company is not a spin-off
  • Company seat in Germany

For detailed information here are our Articles of Association and the Membership Fee Regulations .