The Gründerinitiative Mittelfranken supports founders with a wide range of questions relating to their start-up project: In addition to initial advice on the project, numerous events to expand one’s own network or templates for creating a business plan – the initiative offers many opportunities to promote the start-up region of Central Franconia. The partners of the Gründerinitiative play an important role in this. The Industrie- und Handelskammer Nürnberg für Mittelfranken, the Handwerkskammer für Mittelfranken und the Institut für Freie Berufe advise the founders on the topics of start-up, business plan and funding. They work closely with the business development agencies of the districts and independent cities, start-up centers, universities as well as BayStartUP GmbH and the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs. The participating banks advise on financing models taking into account the public subsidies of the LfA Förderbank Bayern and the KfW, which the founders can only apply for via their house banks.