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Reasons for founding a company in Germany 2021

Motives for starting a company in Germany in 2021

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Release date

June 2022



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Age group

18-64 years

Supplementary notes

The statistic refers to a survey conducted within the framework of the KfW Entrepreneurship Monitor (KfW-Gründungsmonitor). In the survey 50,000 respondents were surveyed. During the process founders to whom the percentages listed in the statistic apply were identified. The KfW Entrepreneurship Monitor collects information with computer-supported telephone interviews (CATI).

Percentage points exceeding 100 percent are most likely due to rounding.

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