EXI Digital

In the beginning there is always an idea – you are wondering whether your idea can be successfully marketed as a product or service, how to start up and what you should pay attention to? Or are you already one step further and need support with your business plan or your sales strategy?

We will answer all your questions about your start-up!

We clarify with you individually the most important questions concerning the foundation of a company. Together with the CyberForum and the Karlsruhe Economic Development Corporation, the Stuttgart Region Economic Development Corporation has designed the EXI Digital BW start-up voucher ESF Plus to offer you free start-up advice.

Advice for start-ups in all industries with a digital focus

The EXI start-up voucher is open to all industries. The only requirement is that digital business models or technologies play or could play a role.

The Stuttgart Region Economic Development Corporation is the central point of contact for companies in the city of Stuttgart and the five surrounding districts. With our work, we publicize the qualities of the Stuttgart Region and promote the economic development of the location with numerous projects and offers. In our project-oriented work, we cooperate intensively with companies, research institutions, universities, municipal economic development agencies, chambers of commerce and other relevant players. In this way, we have created an extensive network in the startup scene.

Our partner, CyberForum, has 25 years of experience with startups in the digital environment and a nationwide network. Therefore, together with us, they are your competent contact for everything around the topic of startups.

Your contact person

Ann-Sophie Golder

How the start-up voucher works

First module: Basic consulting

This is about the current status, an initial assessment of your start-up project and checking the feasibility of your business model. You will receive valuable tips from practical experience and together we will discuss goal-oriented further steps. If necessary, we will provide you with relevant contacts, e.g. with regard to possible funding or financing.

At the workshops and theme days of the Cyberforum, you can find out about “digital start-up projects”, “sustainability”, “financing” and exchange ideas with other founders. There are also special offers for women startups and founders. The first consultation is free of charge.

Second module: Special consulting

The special consulting covers topics such as the detailed preparation of a resilient business plan or the creation of a sales strategy and a marketing plan.

80% of the special consulting is funded by the EXI start-up vouchers, you as the founder only bear 20% of the costs (plus 19% VAT).

The special consulting is carried out by experienced, accredited external consultants and active entrepreneurs, who are placed with you in an industry-specific manner and tailored to your needs.

Third building block: inclusion in the community

From the very beginning, you will benefit from our comprehensive network of the Stuttgart Region Economic Development Corporation and our partners. In addition, as an EXI founder you are directly part of the community and can exchange ideas with all current and former founders.

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Booking basic consulting

Book directly your appointment towards self-employment with our partner and project sponsor CyberForum e.V.

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