How can young Berlin companies in the digital and creative industries be supported with their individual needs and challenges? The five-part video series #BerlinFördert by Projekt Zukunft, an initiative of the Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises and now makes the diverse support programs of Investitionsbank Berlin (IBB) for the digital and creative industries visible through Berlin success stories.
Many young, aspiring gaming studios often face the same challenge: How do I keep an eye on the economic component in addition to the creative vision and sustainably develop my projects and my company? Johanna Janiszewski from Tiny Crocodile Studios was also faced with this question. With the help of IBB's "Coaching Bonus" program and IndieAdvisorAndré Bernhardt, she received the strategic advice she needed. More about the support program and how your company could benefit from it, we show you here.
GRW investment subsidies
You have to have ambition and vision to achieve sustainable success, and Michael Haenisch certainly does. When the CEO of Freaks4u Gaming, a marketing agency focused on gaming and eSports, wanted to take his in-house productions to the next level, the GRW funding program came in handy: Thanks to the IBB funding, the 4.5-million-euro new studio building could be afforded, and today the company delivers breathtaking formats in TV quality.
BoomByte Games is passionate about mobile games and thanks to IBB's "Innovationsassistent/-in" program, the Berlin-based studio has received active support from two young game developers, who in turn can take their first steps in the industry. CEO Ozgür Soner and game designer Paul Wulff tell you more about the support program and its benefits in the interview.
The "Fuck Ju Goethe" series, "Willkommen bei den Hartmanns", "Der Maler" or "Das Schwarze Quadrat": All German feature film success stories that have found their way beyond German-speaking borders. The makers behind the international marketing: Picture Tree International, based in Berlin, which deals with licensing and selling rights for audiovisual formats. We talked to CEO Andreas Rothbauer about the beginnings of the company, which he was able to found in 2013 with the help of IBB's VC Fonds Kreativwirtschaft.
How do you manage to get a research-intensive topic off the ground as a young technology company? IBB's "ProFIT" program can be an excellent building block, as Augmented Robotics CEO Tony Nitzschke tells us in an interview with Projekt Zukunft. Find out what it's all about and how companies can benefit from it here.
The video series "Berlin Fördert" is a campaign of Berlin Zukunft, an initiative of the Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises and is supported by the European Regional Development Fund (EFRE).