Discovering and Scouting the Market

We gathered a list of tools & services to help you explore and understand the German market.

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They offer : Market opportunity analysis | Go-to-market strategy | Marketing and positioning strategies


Business France’s three missions are:

  • Fostering export growth by French businesses.
  • Promoting and facilitating international investment in France.
  • Promoting France’s companies, business image and nationwide attractiveness as an investment location.

These missions involve:

  • Offering customised solutions and services to foreign businesses and investors to foster exports, but also to detect, support and facilitate inward investment.
  • Playing a role in defining national and regional programs geared towards developing industries internationally and enhancing France’s investment attractiveness, not least through sector-based and regional associations and greater synergies between firms.
  • Supporting the decision-making processes and performance improvements of exporting companies and industrial/financial investors in France.
  • Helping to optimise the performance of mid-size companies and innovative businesses to speed up their development outside their domestic market, leading to significant business growth.
  • Developing and managing the government-run framework underpinning the VIE / VIA international internship program.
  • Carrying out, overseeing or taking part in all international cooperation initiatives launched in its areas of expertise.
  • Monitoring France’s image and economic attractiveness abroad, while coordinating influential international business networks.
  • Analysing and suggesting government policy measures to support the international development of the French economy.
  • Drawing up, developing and rolling out effective communication approaches adapted to each of its targets, in France and abroad, to help meet these objectives.

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The French Chamber in Germany (CCI France Allemagne) supports French companies looking to develop their business in Germany. We help companies set up the best suited and most ambitious strategy, considering the potential of the German market and their human and financial means.

The Chamber connects a member network of over 350 French companies and hosts and manages currently 230 subsidiaries of French companies in Germany. A majority of these companies are at early stage level on the German market.

Most of our team of 48 multilingual experts is based at our head office in Saarbrücken.  Besides our own branch office in Frankfurt, we have coworking and office partners in Germany’s main cities (Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Munich and Stuttgart).

As a major actor of French companies’ business development in Germany since more than 35 years, the French Chamber has direct and indirect access throughout the country to many well established French entrepreneurs, as well as German actors interested in doing business with France.

In this context, the French Chamber is more than happy to advise any company contacting the French Tech Hub Berlin and eventually support them conquering the entire German market.  

The Chamber can help start-ups at all stages of their development in Germany with a wide range of professional services specially designed for smart take off and soft landing on the German market. These include:


  • Strategic advice and elaboration of business plans

  • Workshops on specific market segments or business related issues (legal, tax, intercultural management, negotiation…)

  • Business development support based on our extensive cross market portfolio of contacts and on our team of senior experts

  • Visibility in our newsletter and network

More to discover under sections “Setting foot” and “Developping”.

Meet French Tech Communities based in Berlin

They offer : Business networking | Tailored intro | Perks programs | Events


Since 2011, the French-speaking digital hub in Berlin for :

  • first contact and impressions on the local scene;

  • best practice sharing;

  • Hands-on and help to find the right business partner for business dev in Berlin/Germany : contact with relevant VCs in Berlin, recruitment of qualified personal, communication in german and relevant media, online Marketing.

  • presentations and meetings every other month on selected relevant topics.

  • regular contacts with other mirror european groups (Digital Club Franco Allemand in Paris, Digitaly in Berlin, etc.)

Rainmaking Loft

Rainmaking Loft Berlin is an international startup hub, run by entrepreneurs and angel investors. Its goal is to support and grow the local startup community. The Loft is a home to a vibrant co-working and event space, Startupbootcamp Berlin accelerator program, and a stylish 1920’s bar Le Labo.

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Berlin is the Startup Hub


Booming Berlin is also an amazing startup hub in Europe. Every week hundreds of startup events are hosted. Startups are practicing their pitches on startup networking events before presenting for the big fish.

Yearly, roughly 44,000 new companies are founded in Berlin, thus remaining the unequivocal start-up capital of Germany and gaining even more ground in comparison with other German states. The capital is particularly appealing for founders in the creative sectors and technology. On average, one new technology-related start-up is founded in Berlin every 20 minutes.

The starting conditions are advantageous: office and location expenses are much lower than in other major cities. Berlin attracts young, highly qualified people from all over the world.

According to a nationwide comparison, Berlin start-ups are the most international, having a share of 33.7% of foreign employees. The high life quality at comparably low living costs, the vital scene life and international environment are the reasons for young entrepreneurs to implement their business ideas here.

What does Berlin offer entrepreneurs?

  • International talent pool
    Urban diversity, high life quality and creative atmosphere attract excellently trained, multilingual professionals from all over the world.
  • Comprehensive consulting and funding
    Potential founders in Berlin can look forward to various funding and consulting possibilities.
  • Outstanding infrastructure
    Offices at reasonable prices, numerous business incubators and technology centers as well as the most coworking spaces in Germany
  • Positive investment climate
    The most investments in start-ups nationwide; numerous facilities, business angels, start-up centers and investors provide support for starting a new business.
  • Strong networks and technology transfer centers
    Berlin’s unique scientific landscape ensures cooperation opportunities with institutions of higher education and over 300 public and private research facilities.
  • Creative environment
    Hotspots, sector meet-ups and events enable an uncomplicated vital exchange within the start-up scene.
  • Attractive living environment
    Reasonable rents and living costs in an international metropolis

Berlin is leading in private investments in start-ups: in 2015, venture capitalists invested around 2.2 billion euros in Berlin. This accounted for three-quarters of the total venture capital that flowed into Germany. Therefore, Berlin was again ahead of London with about 1.9 billion euros investments.

Promising and well-established start-ups have emerged in recent years, such as 6 Wunderkinder, Outfittery, Wooga, Soundcloud, Gameduell, Mister Spex, Zalando, Helpling, Delivery Hero, Home24, HelloFresh, Foodpanda and ZipJet. Estimates see the inventive Berliner start-up scene attracting even more investors to the capital.


Blogs & Medias

Berlin Valley

The Hundert

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Heureka (Venture Village)


Berlin Startup Girl (Blog)



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