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The PwC Next Level initiative supports innovative startups and scale-ups to meet their growth ambitions and take their business to the next level.

Florian Nöll

Florian Nöll
Head of Corporate Development & Innovation at PwC Germany
Tel: +49 30 2636-4176

From startup to scale-up

PwC’s Next Level Team is here to help: you have the idea, the product, the technology. We’ll give you access to a pipeline of new customers & markets, the full benefit of our extensive network of experts and connect you with all relevant stakeholders in the innovation ecosystem.

Our Services

Additional services for startups

In addition to our startup programs, we support you with >170 colleagues throughout Germany in all other topics that concern you and your startup. The services include in detail

  • Legal advice
  • Cross-border tax advice
  • Audit
  • IPO
  • Internationalization
  • Protection of intellectual property
  • Marketing & Communication
  • ISO advisory & certification
  • Support financing process - PwC Venture Deals

Dein Ansprechpartner

Stephan Hofnagel
Tel.: +49 30 2636-4813


Is your company ready for scaling? Then join our 10-week Scale programmes! With a focus on commercial opportunities and lead generation, we support you in mastering your most difficult scaling challenges to ensure your business is fit for its next growth phase. Check directly below to see when the next batch for your industry will begin.

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Your startup is looking to raise its first significant round of institutional funding, but you want to concentrate on your business instead of dedicating all your time to raising finance? Are you looking for the right investor that best suits your goals? We can help: become investor-ready with the help of PwC experts who will support from the preparation of the business plan to the execution of the deal.

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Meet our Team

"In recent years, we have managed to convince more and more PwC employees of our Next Level startup initiative. In the meantime, we have grown into a large nationwide team of auditors and consultants who support our startups with a great deal of passion and expertise."

Florian Nöll, Head of Corporate Development & Innovation

Your contact person for the region North

Jannis Grube

In the far north Jannis is responsible for all topics around Startups & Scaleups. He has been active in the Next Level Team since he joined PwC and is passionate about promoting young companies in the North, always keeping the entire startup ecosystem in mind. He finds the connection of young companies with corporates and investors particularly exciting. In addition, he cultivates a close relationship to family businesses and especially to the NextGens.


Your contact person for the Central region

Daniel Spengemann

An auditor from the private equity and family business sector on his way through the start-up jungle - does not fit? Yes, because Daniel's many years of experience in screening a wide variety of companies helps him to identify challenges, including those of young entrepreneurs, and to help them overcome them - from the first steps of founding a company to going abroad and going public on the stock exchange.


Your contact person for the region West

Sebastian Holtze

Sebastian is an expert on digital transformation and New Work, who as a "networker between the worlds" brings together start-ups, corporates and scientists. He supports start-ups in the (further) development and professionalization of business models and prototypes. In addition, he accompanies founders in scaling - at home and abroad. He is a coach, jury member and moderator in the start-up scene of the Ruhr area and heads the working group "Entrepreneurship of the Junior Chamber in Essen". Privately he prefers to build "ninja warrior playgrounds" suitable for children for himself ... and his son.


Your contact person for the region East

Your contact persons for the region South

Isabel Steurer
Isabel is an expert in deals advisory for start-ups and established companies. She supports young companies in all aspects of financing and business management consulting and connects them with suitable contacts to ensure all-round support.


Stephanie Köstner
Stephanie supports start-ups and established companies in adding value to their M&A transactions. Specializing in IT & Technology, her focus is on supporting IT projects in the deals environment and helping companies bridge the gap to start-ups.


This is how we live innovation at PwC (German only)

Business ecosystems are the future: Strong partnerships accelerate the development of digital solutions and products. Innovation, growth and resilience are the result. Find out how PwC initiates and participates in these ecosystems.

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Florian Nöll

Florian Nöll

Head of Corporate Development & Innovation, PwC Germany

Tel: +49 30 2636-4176

Stephan Hofnagel

Stephan Hofnagel

Co-Lead Startup Services, PwC Germany

Tel: +49 30 2636-4813

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