Start-up: is a newly formed company, which is characterized to a certain degree by innovation and scaling options.
Accelerator: is an institution that helps start-ups gain rapid development within a given period through coaching and services.
Business Angel: is an experienced business man or woman that assists the budding entrepreneur financially and with know-how and networks.
Co-working space: As the name suggests, these are (larger) areas, that are available as work places for freelancers, creative people and start-ups. The participants do not necessarily need to work together. The use of the premises is non-binding and temporally flexible.
Crowd funding: means financing from a group of people. Crowd funding is a good way for new founders who need capital to implement their ideas.
Crowd investing: is the name for the financing of start-ups through many lenders. In return, the person or small groups hold shares in the said young company.
Entrepreneur: is a company founder. The term stems from the French language and refers primarily to individuals who can deal with great responsibility and high risk and at the same time guide their company to success.
Incubator: The term originates from medicine. An incubator is used for premature babies. An incubator has a similar function in the start-up scene: incubators provide start-ups with an environment that deliver optimal conditions for a successful start to business.
Scale: “scale” generally refers to a size change. In the economic context it means to expand or grow.
Venture capital: is speculative or risk capital that is invested as participation in a possible risk company.