Adresses and Links for those Setting Up in Business

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Apart from our Department of Economic Promotion there are many other associations, groups and institutions that will help you to get started up.

Business Angels Mittelhessen e.V.

Contact: Knud Schöber
Spilburgstraße 1 A
D-35578 Wetzlar
Tel.: +49 6441 92470-0
Fax: +49 6441 92470-22

Business Angels offer the entrepreneur capital and know-how in return for a share in the company. Several Business Angels work together in the form of a syndicate to support and advise entrepreneurs.


Contact: Edgar Reinhardt
Ostanlage 25
D-35390 Giessen
Tel.: +49 641 94810-91
Fax: +49 641 94810-93

The EC-M is intended to give small and medium-sized companies information about the use of modern information and communication technology, aiming to maintain their place on the market and to secure advantages for competition.

Einzelhandelsverband Hessen-Mitte e.V. (Retailers’ Association in Hessen)

Bismarckstr. 5 A
D-35390 Giessen
Tel.: +49 641 72181
Fax: +49 641 78783

Those setting up in business can use the association as a contact point for a first consultancy on location and questions concerning this branch.

Hessen-IT, Projektbereich Mobiles Arbeiten
c/o NAOS
Contact: Detlef Persin
Karl-Benner-Straße 27
D-35396 Gießen
Tel.: +49 641 7950 333
Fax: +49 641 7950 334

Apart from encouraging the introduction of teleworking this action line in Hesse runs information events together with regional associations and offers companies or communal authorities advice free of charge when they want to consider introducing teleworking.


Initiative Frauen, Leben und Arbeit in Mittelhessen
( Initiative for women working and living in Central Hesse)
Contact: Cornelia Seitz
Grünberger Str. 3
D-35390 Giessen
Tel.: +49 641 37224

Mentoring programme

for women and female entrepreneurs

Industrie- und Handelskammer Giessen-Friedberg

(Chamber of Industry and Commerce)
Contact: Franz-Josef Schnöde
Lonystraße 7
D-35390 Giessen
Tel.: +49 641 7954-2515
Fax: +49 641 7954-2516

Advice and an extensive seminar offer for those setting up in business is given by the IHK (Chamber of Industry and Commerce). Information about public financial assistance plays a particularly important role as the IHK supports those intending to become self-employed by making reports to the banks and public institutions. Furthermore the IHK establishes contacts to company proprietors who might be looking for someone to take over their firm.

Kreishandwerkerschaft Giessen

(Local Association of Craftsmen)
Goethestr. 10
D-35390 Giessen
Tel.: +49 641 97490-0
Fax: +49 641 97490-60

The business office in the "Haus des Handwerks" gives information on basic questions and conditions of becoming self-employed as a craftsman, as well as on the legal types of company and official grants.