Networking opportunities for Israeli startups and German medium-sized companies

The German Israeli Network of Startups & Mittelstand (GINSUM) is a platform initiated by ELNET (European Leadership Network) and supported by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) to link the German Mittelstand and municipal actors with Israeli startups.

GINSUM offers networking opportunities through events, workshops, pitching formats and roadshows, providing information and hands-on assistance in order to gain growth opportunities for both sides. On a unique platform with various partners, ELNET provides a large network with incubators, investors, corporates, support organizations and others from both countries.

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supported by Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action

Join the GINSUM community

The GINSUM community is a unique interactive platform for exchange and knowledge transfer. The platform gives medium-sized companies the opportunity to search for innovative Israeli startups. Startups can look for customers, partners or investors.

Companies, startups and leading industry experts can sign up and connect here:

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We promote Israeli innovation to reduce existing deficits in the area of digitalization in Germany.


We work closely with our partners to boost knowledge exchange and create new learning opportunities.


We provide unique networking opportunities for German and Israeli startups, companies and people to create a closer relationship between our countries.

  • Summer is slowly drawing to a close. At the Media Docks in Lübeck, however, hot topics were once again discussed at the end of August: How can we catch up with the innovation gap in the German economy?

  • From July 3rd to 7th 2022, ELNET Germany again traveled to Israel with a delegation of 24 high-ranking participants as part of

  • The first German-Israeli SME Day took place in Chemnitz from June 7th to 9th. The aim was to link Israeli startups with German medium-sized companies, as well as to exchange knowledge and discuss content.

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Within the next few weeks we will develop this platform into a vivid community where you can connect with startups, Mittelstand and experts from Germany and Israel.

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