"We feel extremely fortunate to have Conrad Electronic supporting our efforts for Open Source 'Internet of Things' software and hardware. Ultimately this will help bring new fun and useful mobile Apps and devices for the Internet of Things to the world much sooner."

(Harald Zapp, Founder of iThings4U GmbH,
creator of the “WunderBar” internet of things starter kit).

Startup support: what Conrad can do for you


Conrad’s vast network of technology experts provides for the perfect start to “bulletproof” your venture. Patent
registrations, availability of desired components, equipment of your research and development lab are just three
examples of how Conrad is able to make you get off to flying start.


Conrad’s Components and PCB service:
Next to our very own and customizable PCB service (www.Conrad-Target.de), Conrad’s range of Semiconductor
ICs now covers all key ranges of IC component technology types. This includes power management ICs, data converters,
amplifiers, interface, logic, memory and embedded microcontrollers. The latest additions to the portfolio
include new components and development-tools from leading brands like Microchip Technology, Freescale Semiconductors,
STMicroelectronics and Texas Instruments (TI).

Measuring devices, lab equipment and much more

Conrad acts as a one-stop-shop for your components, measuring devices or tools. This provides for a streamlined
sourcing with competitive prices and conditions – even for small quantities.

Prototyping & Manufacturing

Conrad’s Technology Centre (CTC) consists of our own research and development facilities and is therefore able
to provide both advice as well as access to a long-standing network of suppliers and electronic manufacturing
services in both Europe (Germany and Eastern Europe) and Asia. In doing so, producing both small-scale and
large-scale batches becomes possible and at highly competitive conditions.

Sales & Marketing

A key ingredient of not only bringing your products to market but also making them succeed demonstrates an
appropriate and careful sales and marketing approach. In case your products need to be explained to customers,
our skilled sales representatives at all the Conrad stores are the perfect source of providing such explanation. Similarly,
by providing dedicated space on Conrad’s online shops across Europe, customers will experience your
products in a truly appealing way. By creating a tailor-made marketing approach to such customer groups,
Conrad increases your products’ chances of success considerably.


Conrad’s central logistics hub claims an area of 100,000 square meters, a built-up area of 60,000 square meters
after its expansion in 2014 and 10 kilometers of conveyor technology. Currently, up to 50,000 parcels can be shipped
each day. Whether you offer your products on your own website or through Conrad’s European online
shops, parcels will be shipped almost immediately after an order has arrived.

Installation & Repair

Installation and repair services are provided in all major cities and areas across Germany through our own certified
electricians (klappt® Meister-Service, www.klappt.com) as well as through partners in remaining areas. In
case your business involves the necessity of electrifying customers’ homes or buildings, our country-wide
klappt® service is happy to help – thereby providing a central point of contact and relieving you of having to
deal with a multitude of partners.

Bridge to Asia

With over 90 highly qualified specialists in three key locations in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Shenzhen and exclusive
agents in Taiwan and South Korea, Conrad Electronic International (CEI) has been set up with one aim in
mind: to provide you with a complete, one-stop, hassle-free solution from sourcing through to original product
development assistance, OEM or rebranding, packaging, manuals, quality control, certification and compliance,
shipment and on-time delivery. Thus, tapping into Asia’s resources is just a stone throw away from you.


The services Conrad provides to startups are manifold and, thus, can be offered to a variety of startups.
Clearly, hardware businesses are a natural fit for Conrad given its history as a technology and hardware
company. Conrad’s commitment to iThings4U and their WunderBar internet of things starter kit highlights
this. Every day Conrad is approached by tens of thousands of customers inquiring about ways to
make their home more efficient, convenient or entertaining. Therefore, all startups aiming to develop
technology within the areas mentioned below are more than encouraged to approach us:

Smart Home

Internet of Things

Consumer Electronics

Hardware in general

Related commercial applications

Still, the convergence of products and internet (Internet of Things) and the subsequent emergence of data
results in the requirement of handling huge amounts of such data. This goes along with the usefulness of
having (cloud-based) platforms or data hubs that allow for an easy access to and analysis of data. Consequently,
data-related startups are also more than welcome to get in contact with Conrad.


Learn more about the hardware startups Conrad has already teamed up with.


Conrad Electronic is renowned for its excellence in innovation and technology ever since its formation in
1923 in Germany. And it's not only in Germany where Conrad has become a household name. Currently,
Conrad operates in 17 countries through local-based subsidiaries and distributes its products worldwide
to customers in more than 150 countries. Conrad is an international partner for business and private
customers alike with a product range that includes many of the leading global electronic design component
brands and B2C consumer electronic devices and communications technologies.

More than 13 million online customers and 14 million store visitors per year signal Conrad’s comprehensive
and award-winning multi-channel performance. Across Germany, more than 1000 skilled sales representatives
in 25 Conrad stores give our customers an extensive understanding of even the most complex
products and technology.

Moreover, Conrad Group’s online stores belong to the leading platforms regarding electronic equipments.
As a top ten shop in Germany, conrad.de attracts more than 6 mio. visitors per month. Other portfolio
stores such as conrad.biz target specific customer groups and, thus, are appreciated as preferred suppliers
in their segments.

Conrad is an official sponsor of startup events such as Startup Weekend Makers & Gaming or Hardware
Accelerator Berlin. In doing so, Conrad is able to offer far-reaching services and support to young businesses
and people with smart ideas. Whether you are seeking help with prototyping or manufacturing,
sourcing materials or selling your products to a vast number of customers both online and in stores,
Conrad is the right place to look for support.

The team

Team member

Shawn Silberhorn

Being in charge of supplier business development at Conrad's Business Supplies unit, Shawn is the perfect link between innovative technology and product management.

Team member

Vivian Geercken

Working as project coordinator Vivian has best connections to the R&D department, product management and the marketing team at Conrad.

Team member

Jonas Jubelius

Working as a project manager in the field of innovation management and business development, Jonas evaluates new ideas and develops new business opportunities.

Team member

Michael Rösch

Michael is project manager in our R&D department (CTC) and therefore knows about trends, innovative technologies and development processes.


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