During one-day start-up seminars, you have the opportunity to learn the first steps towards founding and self-employment, ask questions, receive advice from experienced founders and meet interested people from your own and other communities.

The first steps include an introduction to the conditions for setting up a company and self-employment, information on the legal situation in Germany and the possibilities for support and funding in Berlin.

Would you like to make a reservation for a seminar? Register here for your desired seminar in 2022. We will contact you as soon as the dates are fixed!


In light of the ongoing corona-crisis this year both online-seminars and live seminars are offered. In both formats you have the opportunity to pose individual questions, exchange ideas with other likeminded people and receive personal and competent advice from our experienced speakers.

For participation in an online-seminar you need: a laptop or pc, a good headset or good speakers, and if you like a camera.

Participation is easy: You register for the respective online-seminar via the contact form, transfer the participation fee if the seminar requires one, and receive a confirmation email with the access details for the online-seminar. As we would like to offer you the same possibilities as during the live seminars, also only up to 20 interested persons can participate online, in order to leave room for questions and exchange. For any questions concerning participation or payment please contact us: vielfalt@ariadne-an-der-spree.de.

The seminars will last about six hours and will include theoretical knowledge as well as discussion rounds, answers to individual questions, introduction of each participating person and their goals, and different presentation media. At the end of the seminar you will receive additional written material and a free ticket to the biggest fair on entrepreneurship in Germany, the deGUT!

Seminar contents

People interested in building a company learn the first steps of company-foundation:

  • What possibilities are there for setting up a company?
  • How do I develop the right business idea?
  • Which legal forms exist and which terms are involved?
  • How do I set up my own business?
  • How do I write a tax return?
  • What are the requirements for people from which countries?
  • How does a business plan work?
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