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News from 2020-01-20 / KfW Research

KfW Start-up Report 2019

Number of start-ups in Germany continues to grow

The number of innovation- or growth-driven young enterprises in Germany has increased again. In 2018 there were 70,000 start-ups, after 60,000 in the previous year.

On average, nine in 100 businesses founded by men have start-up characteristics, as opposed to only three in 100 for women. Businesses founded by women and men differ primarily in how strongly they are innovation- and growth-driven. Examples of suitable measures for closing the gender gap include stepping up efforts to attract women to technical and scientific careers and teaching business skills to school students.

KfW Start-up Report 2019 (PDF, 520 KB, non-accessible)


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