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A startup is a young company that is characterized by two features: It has an innovative business idea and is founded with the aim to grow rapidly.

Often startups act in a young or not yet existing market. In most cases these are companies in the technology and internet sector. Usually a company is a startup the first three years after it has been founded. In individual cases, the phase will be extended to up to five years.

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