Go-To-Market Guide

Go-To-Market Guide – Building Beneficial Partnerships

Go-To-Market Guide – Building Beneficial Partnerships

Germany and India are longstanding partners - historically, culturally, politically and economically. In the early 2000s, the ‘Agenda for the Indo-German Partnership in the 21st Century’ was adopted by both countries that envisioned regular meetings of the state heads...

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Articles Germany

Germany – At a glance

Germany – At a glance

  Authors: German Startups Association, https://deutschestartups.org/en/ When coming to Germany to start a business, it is useful to know some basic facts, which can help to put the new business place into perspective and manage everyday life more easily. National...

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Business culture in Germany

Business culture in Germany

Author: Flo Oberhofer, http://www.make-in-india.de The target of this article is to give Indian startups a first insight into the German culture and its implications on business behaviour and attitudes. This article does not claim to be a single source of truth and...

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Digital Hubs in Germany

Digital Hubs in Germany

 Author: Josefina Nungesser, http://www.gtai.de The digital hub initiative: Where to set up your business in Germany The Digital Hub Initiative is run by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and aims to strengthen Germany’s position as a world leading...

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Access via accelerators in Germany

Access via accelerators in Germany

Author: Eric Weber, https://spinlab.co/   In the last years, the German startup ecosystem has grown dramatically and with it, the number of accelerator programs increased to more than 90 programs as of 2019. For Indian founders some of those accelerators may...

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Co-working spaces in Germany

Co-working spaces in Germany

Author: Eileen Trenkmann, http://www.linkedin.com/in/eileentrenkmann Co-working has seen a significant increase in the last years in Germany. Recent studies assume that there are over 500 co-working spaces currently in operation in Germany. In 2018 German co-working...

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Personal legal status in Germany

Personal legal status in Germany

Author: Burkhard Volbracht, https://www.berlin-partner.de/en/ The following article is aimed at providing an overview of the most important information after arriving in Germany, so that Indian founders can start their business expansion as quickly as possible. Visa...

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Getting started in Germany

Getting started in Germany

Authors: Udo Sellhast & Christina Schön, http://www.gtai.de/ Indian companies seeking to set-up a business in Germany can choose between different establishment forms. A separate corporation held by the foreign company – a subsidiary – in the form of a corporation...

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Insurance for startups and founders in Germany

Insurance for startups and founders in Germany

Author: Frederik Wulff, https://markel.de/ Anyone who starts a company runs a risk. These risks are normally shared among the entrepreneur and the investors, in return for which the profits are shared among them as well. In some areas, however, the entrepreneur does...

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Legal Basics in Germany

Legal Basics in Germany

Author: Dr. Katy Ritzmann, https://www.gsk.de/ Legal basics for establishing business activities in Germany After successfully having set up a company, the operation of the newly founded entity will have to comply with further legal provisions. These include company...

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Tax system in Germany

Tax system in Germany

Authors: Nicole Kunas, Peter Lennartz, Andreas Funke & Tobias Spath, https://start-up-initiative.ey.com/ Tax registration in Germany There is no need for an approval from the tax authorities for opening a business in Germany. Tax registration is required at the...

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Financial reporting and auditing in Germany

Financial reporting and auditing in Germany

Authors: Nicole Kunas, Peter Lennartz, Andreas Funke & Tobias Spath, https://start-up-initiative.ey.com/ The majority of startups deem financial accounting annoying rather than beneficial for their business. Entrepreneurs are passionate about the purpose of their...

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Access to the European Single Market

Access to the European Single Market

Based on information provided by the European Commission (http://ec.europa.eu/). Indian startups with a subsidiary in Germany can benefit from the provisions of the European Single Market, which significantly reduces bureaucracy, administrative burdens, and compliance...

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Growing your team in Germany

Growing your team in Germany

  Authors: Janka Schmeißer & Maren Lutterbach, https://i-potentials.de/de/ Amongst other factors, the success of startups depend on a dedicated, able and enthusiastic team. Therefore, it is critical for startups coming to Germany to find employees who match...

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Access to funding in Germany

Access to funding in Germany

Author: Dr. Tanja Emmerling, https://high-tech-gruenderfonds.de/en/   Indian startups seeking to expand to and set up a business entity in Germany can turn to a variety of sources when seeking investments. Selecting the right type of expansion financing is largely a...

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Public funding & assistance in Germany

Public funding & assistance in Germany

Author: Julia Luchterhand, http://www.pwc.com/ Especially in the early stages, entrepreneurs need more than just encouragement and moral support. The German government, the 16 German Federal States and the EU provide several support schemes for startups. At a first...

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Articles India

India – At a glance

India – At a glance

Author: Eileen Trenkmann, http://www.linkedin.com/in/eileentrenkmann When coming to India to start a business, it is useful to know some basic facts, which can help to put the new business place into perspective and manage everyday life more easily. National holidays...

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Business culture in India

Business culture in India

Author: ​​Amrita Gandikota, https://indien.ahk.de Today, as businesses are getting highly international, one can hardly avoid cross-cultural business collaborations, pushing individuals to acquire intercultural competencies. In a recent survey from the Economist...

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Access via accelerators and other startup programs in India

Access via accelerators and other startup programs in India

Author: Eileen Trenkmann, http://www.linkedin.com/in/eileentrenkmann As Germany, India has seen a significant increase of startup accelerators. It is fair to assume that there are currently more than 70 accelerators being regularly conducted. While some of the big...

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Real estate market and co-working spaces in India

Real estate market and co-working spaces in India

Authors: Dezshira & Associates, http://www.dezshira.com/ Market prices for leasing or renting an office space not only differ from one city to another but also within the city. Many factors affect the rent of a place such as location, building amenities, lease...

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Personal legal status in India

Personal legal status in India

Authors: Dezshira & Associates, http://www.dezshira.com/ The following article is aimed at providing an overview of the most important information after arriving in India, so that German founders can start their business expansion as quickly as possible. Visa The...

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Getting started in India

Getting started in India

Author: Dhruv Suri, http://www.psalegal.com/ The process of economic reforms in India was initiated in 1991. Since then there has been a constant endeavour to create a foreign investor friendly climate by simplifying procedures for entry and operations. This chapter...

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Legal basics in India

Legal basics in India

Author: Dhruv Suri, http://www.psalegal.com/ After successfully having set up a company, the operation of the newly founded entity will have to comply with further legal provisions. These include company internal matters, such as how the bodies within the company are...

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Tax system in India

Tax system in India

Author: Dhruv Suri, http://www.psalegal.com/ A German entity may have a “permanent establishment” in India if it incorporates an Indian entity for carrying out its Indian operations. The India-Germany Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement stipulates that German...

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Foreign direct investments in India

Foreign direct investments in India

Authors: Amrut Joshi, https://www.gamechangerlaw.com/ Foreign direct investments regulating laws in India The regulatory regime which governs foreign direct investments in India includes: (i) the Consolidated Foreign Direct Investment Policy of 2017 (“FDI Policy”);...

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Growing your team in India

Growing your team in India

Authors: Dr. Christoph Senft & Jana Köhler, https://meetra.de/ Indian employees are enthusiastic and hard-working. India has one of the biggest IT sectors in the world, with highly qualified professionals. However, cultural differences between German and Indian...

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Access to funding in India

Access to funding in India

Author: Eileen Trenkmann, http://www.linkedin.com/in/eileentrenkmann   German startups seeking to expand to and set up a business entity in India can turn to a variety of sources when seeking investments, especially once registered under the Startup India Initiative....

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Public funding & assistance in India

Public funding & assistance in India

Author: Amit Kumar, https://www.linkedin.com/in/amit-kumar-a97b854/ Funding and assistance landscape The startup promotion framework in India has undergone massive overhaul in the last 3 years, since the launch of the Startup India initiative and platform. Before...

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GINSEP News Blog

Stay informed here about new announcements on events, workshops, study tours and other formats we are conducting that startups can participate in. You will also find the newest updates on GINSEP activities and previous events as well as a blog written by experts from the field and the GINSEP team with all information concerning the Indian and German startup ecosystem. In addition, you can access all the information here that you need to plan your market entry in Germany or India.