Startup Center

The Startup Center is the central point of contact for self-employment and entrepreneurship at the Film University Babelsberg. Students, alumni, and academic staff of the Film University Babelsberg interested in founding a company or considering a freelance career will find a wide range of free services and support here - from the initial idea to the transition phase to the market. We advise, accompany, and qualify in media-specific trainings, workshops, and consultancies. With the support of external coaches and mentors, we offer particularly intensive support to viable start-up projects.

Get Started Now!

Are you planning to start a freelance career, a new business venture, or the establishment of a GmbH or GbR company? Regardless of whether you want to pursue a career as a solo entrepreneur or build a team for an innovative startup business, you should make use of the Film University's wide range of startup support services. We provide advice on all issues related to starting your own business – from registration to taxes, from Artists' Social Welfare Fund (KSK) benefits to marketing, from team building to distribution.

We offer students, academic staff, alumni of the last 7 years and their partners:

Consulting & Coaching

  • Business Model Checks
  • Fundraising: Startbüro, EXIST, MTH Accelerator & others
  • Individual coaching with experts for start-ups in the creative industries
  • Mentoring with industry insiders


  • Trainings
  • Seminars
  • Lectures


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Frequently Asked Questions


Please contact us. We look forward to developing your ideas together into convincing business models for the creative industries.


The Startup Center STRAT with its offer of consultations, coachings and events is funded by the Ministry of Economics, Labor and Energy with funds from the European Social Fund and the State of Brandenburg.