TFU Startups

Your launch pad - even before you found your own business

From the business idea to the business plan: Furnished office, internet access (excl. PC), central copier and network printer, free use of the conference room, exchange of experience with other in-house companies and synergies.

Potential founders can apply for this fully furnished office here. This low-cost offer is valid for the start-up preparation period and is limited to three months.

We support those wishing to start a business in the preliminary start-up phase by providing infrastructure, information material on start-up concepts, a business plan, contacts with authorities, sponsors, consulting services, etc.

  • furnished office space

  • discounted rental

  • Internet access

  • copiers and network printers

  • free use of the meeting room

  • start-up community

Startup Buero

start-up office

preliminary start-up phase, max. 3 months

15 m²

The rental includes:
Use of the meeting room
Incidental expenses and cleaning


per month*

*plus statutory VAT.
You only pay extra for telephone and fax connections, copy work, postage etc. Valid for the preliminary start-up phase, max. 3 months.
(photo serves as an example)

Sites and facilities

As one of the large centres, we work across national borders and offer you tailored facilities and laboratory space at three different sites. 


Business Incubator

Marlene-Dietrich Straße (Neu-Ulm)


Innovation Center

Science Park II (Ulm)


Biotechnology Center

Sedanstraße (Ulm)

Kooperation: BED BusinessPark

Cooperation: BED Business Park

Gewerbegebiet Donautal (Ehingen)


Companies with a home at TFU

This is the place for great companies and even greater people. See for yourself. Perhaps your next cooperation partner is already here? As a start, some describe what drives them and how they are progressing or how they have already become successful.
Exchanging ideas and mutual support benefits everyone.

Stefan Brand
Leander Gleinser

Brand & Gleinser GmbH

For those of you who are thinking about an independent and above all self-determined working environment, we recommend that you do not rush things, make detailed preparations, even if it takes several years from your initial idea to its implementation. Based on our experience, this provides the necessary personal and professional security to face this kind of adventure. However, it also requires the necessary stamina and, ultimately, the courage to take that last decisive step.

So far, our personal journey has been very positive, and we believe we made the right decision.

You'll never know if something will work if you just think about it. The only way to find out is if you take that decisive step and put your own ideas into practice, and if it works, then so much the better.


Johannes Schwegler
Nick Sabanokow

Zukotec OHG

Looking back, we see tough times, but also times in which we learnt so very much and which massively pushed our personal development. As hoped, our customers welcomed us, and our range of services and products, right from the start.

Our tips for future start-ups:
- Being well-prepared is the be-all and end-all, simply attend the start-up seminar at the TFU.
- Don't rush the business plan and take the long processing times of the authorities into account.
- Keep an eye on your goals, and if things don't work out too well, don't bury your head in the sand, because a new door will always open.


Reiner Taglang
Anna Literova

Day4Solutions GmbH i.G.

We are developing a cloud-based process digitisation (PD) platform. Based on the research results of the Institute for Databases and Information Systems, we developed the ADAM process (Applied Data-Aligned Modelling) using current web technologies, which enables SMEs to digitise their individual business processes on our platform. Process changes are therefore implemented much faster and more cost-effectively than with standard IT solutions (e.g. ERP).

It all started on the learning platforms of computer scientists at the University of Ulm. From there, it went to the chemists, then on to the dental technicians - always on public learning platforms at the Uni West. When, during a tour of the premises, the university management asked whether we had an office here and pointed out the fire protection guidelines, we realised that we had to find a room.

Friends we met in the start-up community of the Ulm Chamber of Industry and Commerce suggested we ask the TFU. Here we are around other start-ups and existing companies that are or were in a similar situation to us. To this day, the TFU team still supports us with various questions.


Mahir Yildirim &
Yener Yildirim

Foundea GmbH

Foundea GmbH is an internet agency which I founded together with my brother Yener at the end of 2017. Our focus is on Online B2B marketing.

It all started with Schulminator is a free learning site for students we launched in 2011. Meanwhile we have about 1 million clicks per month.

This was quickly followed by and in 2018 we founded

We enjoy creating websites and tinkering with their optimisation and online presence. We offer companies our expertise on the internet and online marketing as a service.


The regional start-up community

Our region may not be Berlin for start-up purposes, but Ulm and its surrounding area also have a great start-up community, supported by really cool people. And we're right in the middle of it, helping you to access it. Be it access to committed like-minded people, potential business partners, to Start-up BBQs or to new, exciting projects such as “weinhof9”, the experimental field for the world of tomorrow. A business initiative will help you, as well as local associations and clubs. Use our connections and help to build up and expand the local start-up community. You are very welcome!

Get In Touch

The TFU provides more than just office space. Here you become part of a community that you yourself help to create. Short routes, other interesting people, access to a large network and the “scene”. A team fully committed to your requirements. Here's where you can find the wind for your sails.

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