US exchange students at the Borderstep Institut

Borderstep hosted a lecture about financing and funding opportunities for green startups in Germany

  • 2017, Berlin, Germany

During the visit at the Borderstep Institute, students learned about financing and funding opportunities for green startups in Germany as well as opportunities on an international level. More

High-Level-Matching for GreenTech-Start-ups Part 2

Second round for the matching format within the scope of Bordersteps GreenUpInvest project

  • 2017, Berlin, Germany

For the second time, Borderstep organizes a High-Level-Matching for green startups and business angel and VC investors as part of their GreenUpInvest project. More

Green Entrepreneurship Academy

Entrepreneurship trainers instruct the candidates about the necessary steps to make the green startup ideas feasible for Kosovo’s market

  • 2017, Mitrovica, Kosovo

Borderstep organizes, in collaboration with the GIZ, a Green Entrepreneurship Academy for aspiring entrepreneurs in Kosovo. The academy takes place in November 2017 in Mitrovica, Kosovo. More

From Energiewende to Energy Transition

European Perspectives on Smart Energy Systems

  • October 2017, Brussels, Belgium

The large-scale project WindNODE from northeastern Germany wants to start a joint discussion with different European regions that face similar challenges when it comes to the next steps of energy transition. More

International Conference on Raw Materials and Energy in a Circular and Low-Carbon Economy

  • September 2017, Cracow, Poland

"Transformation Towards a Green Economy" is the title of Klaus Fichters lecture on the International Conference on Raw Materials and Energy in a Circular and Low-Carbon Economy. More

A – Z of financing for green economy startups: an introduction to the options

  • July 2017, Berlin, Germany

This event is for everyone interested in funding their clean-tech, green, sustainability startup and those looking to get a good introduction to the various financing are available to startups More

Borderstep Impact Forum 2017

How do innovations and start-ups have to be funded in order for the transformation toward a green economy to succeed?

  • 2017, Berlin, Germany

How should innovations and start-ups be funded for the successful transformation toward a green economy? This question took center stage at the Borderstep Impact Forum 2017 held at the Max Planck Society's Harnack-Haus in Berlin-Dahlem. More

Startup Camp Berlin 2017

Green Startup Focus Camp at SCB17

  • April 2017, Berlin, Germany

Borderstep Institute organizes the green startup focus camp at Startup Camp Berlin 2017 (SCB17), focusing on the needs of early stage green startups. More

Energy Transition Award

Borderstep on the jury of the Start Up Energy Transition Award

  • March 2017, Berlin, Germany

Borderstep helped with the research in the run-up to the competition. Dr. Severin Beucker, founder of and partner in the Borderstep Institute, also brings scientific expertise in the field of energy to the jury. More

Roundtable: “Promoting Green Start-ups”

Part of the PAGE Ministerial Conference

  • 2017, Berlin, Germany

Promoting green start-ups: That is the title of a roundtable organized by Borderstep. The event is part of the PAGE Ministerial Conference "Inclusive and Sustainable Economies Powering the Sustainable Development Goals". More

Borderstep News

Special Issue on Assessing and forecasting the sustainability impact of new ventures 21.10.2020

The Journal of Cleaner Production is planning a special issue to evaluate and forecast the impact of start-ups on sustainability. Borderstep director Prof. Dr. Klaus Fichter is guest editor. Proposals can be submitted. More

Green start-ups need more tailwind 21.07.2020

An article on the Bertelsmann Foundation's innovation platform presents the Green Startup Monitor 2020. The team of authors analyzes which forms of funding help the community. One example is the StartGreen Award, which Borderstep has been presenting since 2015 as part of the Startup Week Germany. More

Green Startup Monitor 2020 15.07.2020

The key findings of our Green Startup Monitor 2020 are now available in English! Read about the key hurdles and the measures we recommend. More