ZOLLHOF – Tech Incubator is the new home for tech startups and digital innovators in Germany! We help you successfully start and grow your business!
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What do we do?

ZOLLHOF – We’re a tech family of entrepreneurs, corporate and digital innovators in Germany! We enable the vital momentum your startup needs by connecting you to influential groups that help you reach the next level.

By providing in-house services tailored to your startup you can focus on growing and making a difference. No need to panic when you have everything you need right at your fingertips.

What are we looking for?

We’re looking for game-changers and rebels! We’re interested in these particular topics:

  1. Urban Mobility / E-Mobility
  2. Internet of Things
  3. Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  4. Big Data
  5. Blockchain
  6. Virtual Reality (VR) / Augmented Reality (AR)

Sounds interesting? If you have a scalable business idea and have been on the market for less than 5 years, you should consider applying asap!

Office space at ZOLLHOF's interim offices
People working at ZOLLHOF's interim offices
Small event space at ZOLLHOF's interim offices
Bar / kitchen area at ZOLLHOF's interim offices

Our office space

Our building comprises an area of 1000sqm in Nuremberg. Teams can rent our low-cost office spaces and use our event space for special occasions. A spacious coffee bar/kitchen warmly invites visitors and freelancers to a spontaneous chit-chat with our founders. Want more interaction? A large event area offers enough space for pitch events and start-up conferences.


We’re not a typical startup incubator. A great support system with in-house coders and designers helps you realize your ideas in no time! Our academic and corporate network guarantees the best possible technologies at hand. As we take on the role of a company builder, we’re focused on your needs and will pave your road towards success.

Your benefits.

Team photo with Aya Jaff, Benjamin Bauer, Jan Hohner and Sebastian Engel
  • Learn from experienced entrepreneurs
  • Work with our network of corporate innovators and experts
  • Excellent academic and corporate global network
  • Free use of our Tech Space facilities
  • Free use of materials
  • Access to Google Cloud Platform credit and the DigitalOcean Hatch programme
  • Professional support by a team of coders, designers, lawyers, etc.
  • Cheap office space (89,- EUR / month / workplace)
  • No-Shares Policy: In contrast to a lot of other tech incubators we don't take shares in your company!


Apply now for our #1 startup batch! Deadline: April 30th.

We are looking for highly ambitious teams, tech + digital focus, scalable business model, less than 5 years on the market.

Applications are now closed.

Funded by the Bavarian Ministry for Economy, Media, Energy and Technology
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Founding Partners


Corporate Partners



Aya Jaff

Aya Jaff
Head of Communications

+49 176 727 567 31

Benjamin Bauer

Benjamin Bauer
Geschäftsführer / CEO

+49 175 500 44 01

Jan Hohner

Jan Hohner
Head of IT

+49 170 839 70 21

Florian Birkmann

Florian Birkmann

+49 151 176 341 98

Sebastian Engel

Sebastian Engel
Head of Research & Pre-Incubation

+49 151 671 138 13

Patrick Perner

Patrick Perner
Head of Finance & Operations

+49 176 633 548 58

Valentina König

Valentina König
Office- & Eventmanagement

+49 160 93 47 93 28

Alexandra Kletzsch

Alexandra Kletzsch

+49 177 850 83 47

Dimitra Papadopoulou

Dimitra Papadopoulou
Business Development

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