Root Factory 2018-06-19T10:42:19+00:00
 Root Factory is a 9-month incubation program enabling newcomer entrepreneurs to launch their own successful businesses

To learn more about the first members of the program, please check out the Grünhof blog or our facebook page!

Coaching & Mentoring

Core of the program is an individual support via startup coaches and experienced mentors from the Grünhof community. This way you can learn with and from  people with lots of expert knowledge.

Training & Knowhow

Together we will develop your startup idea into a viable business model. You get support and knowledge in the fields of business development, marketing, sales, language skills and financing.

Co-Working & Networking

You have access to our co-working space and will be working desk to desk with other entrepreneurs and innovators. You will be able to use and profit from our fast growing business network in Freiburg.


Via training, coaching, office space and networking with experienced entrepreneurs we support you to achieve one thing: to make your business successful. On this path we will help you to sharpen, focus and test your business idea as close as possible with potential customers. With these insights we will assist you to develop a business plan and prepare you to find funding for your business. In the training sessions we focus on the following topics:

Business Development

Business Plan

Finance & Fundraising



Language Skills

In addition to the training sessions you’ll get support and individual coaching from experienced mentors. Our community of innovators will not only foster your business, but also faciliate matters of your daily life like language courses, legal advice etc. Thanks to our cooperation partners we are able to offer language courses and consulting specificly for women, too.


Your have a promising business idea in Germany? You believe your idea will work, but you need support to implement your idea? Your German is at least B1 level, or your English is fluent and you have a valid residence permit? Perfekt, hurry to apply for one of the 10 spots in our Root Factory Program!

The application phase has ended. The program will start in August.


The program Root Factory would not have been possible without the courageous involvement of our partners. The nice thing about this cooperation: none of our partnership is all about money, but also about searching new ways to co-create and practice a learning community. This does not only make sense, but makes all of us have fun doing so.

Stiftung Evidenz
iq netzwerk
Start with a Friend
refugee law clinic freiburg

You have a great business idea? You want to be a part of the Root Factory 2018? Then click on the button below!

You want to support Root Factory? Get involved by becoming a mentor, coach, investor, outreach partner or sponsor. We have different ideas how we can work together. To do that – please take a minute to fill out this form in order to make it easy to get back to you with a concrete suggestion!

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About us

Grünhof is creating a hub and home for the local startup and sustainability scene. We support people to create entrepreneurial impact, not only for themselves but also for society and the environment. We do not only care about “what” we do, but also “how”! We want to shape a new way of co-creation. Transparency and honesty are as important as a positive view into the future. One thing is for sure: together we will be able to move a lot!
If you want to know more please visit our (German) website:

Grünhof Website