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Banking. Rethought.

Welcome to the comdirect Start-up Garage!

Learn more about who we are looking for and what we want to achieve together

Who we're looking for

We made a conscious decision to focus on entrepreneurs and their ideas at the very earliest stage, so just an inspirational idea could be enough to participate in the comdirect Start-up Garage. During the course of the program, ideas will develop (or be developed) into a working prototype.

Entrepreneurs and/or start-ups are invited to pitch their ideas to us in the comdirect Start-up Garage. We will then evaluate the idea in respect of it’s possible impact and success within the industry. If the idea makes the grade, the entrepreneur and/or start-up will be able to benefit from our close support to turn their inspiration into reality!

Wanted: Entrepreneurs in Residence (m/f/d)

As the first leading German bank, comdirect is looking for entrepreneurs in residence for the comdirect Start-up Garage.

Learn more...

Garage wins Innovation award

During the 19th EURO FINANCE WEEK on 16. November 2016, the Innovation prizes for Retail Banking have been awarded in five categories. With the award BANKENVERSICHERUNGEN.DE and FRANKFURT EURO FINANCE annually honour banks that make an outstanding contribution to Retail Banking.

The Innovation prize in the category "Business model" was awarded to the comdirect Bank for the comdirect Start-up Garage. Read more...

We would like to thank all Garage supporters for their backing and are very happy that our idea is honoured by the banking scene!

Shape the future of banking with us

Your Pitch

Our application pitch consists of three steps:

Step 1

  • Send us your pitch deck
  • You can choose whatever format you prefer - it doesn't matter if it is a slide deck or video. Be creative
  • We'd like you to describe your idea on a business or lean canvas, too

Step 2

  • After your submission, we will consider your idea and if we like it we will quickly get in contact. So, we can get to know you a little better
  • We will evaluate your idea with our experts
  • If we like your idea, we will invite you to present your idea to us personally at comdirect headquarter!

Step 3

  • On pitch day you will present your idea to a jury consisting from experts of comdirect and/or external professionals
  • You will be able to benefit from an instant feedback of our expert team and shortly after your pitch we will get in contact with you to let you know if you will be able to take part in the comdirect Start-up Garage

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What we offer

Access to 3m customers

With our 3 million customers we provide an excellent foundation to scale solutions quickly.

Support by banking experts

You will receive direct professional and technical support by experienced market experts.

Technical resources

Our support means you will benefit from all the hardware, software and telecommunications tools you will need to realise your ideas!


During the development phase, we provide Co-Working-Space for you.


On top of that, we will provide all necessary facilities for your everyday office life.

Financial benefits

Of course we will support you financially, so that you can focus on developing your idea.

Feel like joining us? Then, please apply here!

Our Team


If you have any further queries, contact us any time using the following link:

or call us on:

+49 4106 704 1464

We look forward to hearing from you!

The comdirect Start-up Garage is located at finhaven Hamburg:

finhaven c/o Start-up Garage
U Bahnhof Hafencity Universität
Versmannstraße 4
20457 Hamburg