The Network for IT Freelancers

Uplink offers fair and transparent job postings,
an active online community, regular meetups, and much more!

Join our community of 1,437 freelancers from all over Germany!

Our members are Software Developers, DevOps Engineers, Data Scientists, UI/UX Designers, and other IT experts from Berlin, Hamburg, München, and the rest of Germany.

What we offer you

Fair Job Postings

At the heart of Uplink are our job postings. Most of them come directly from the clients themselves, since we only work with a handful of selected ‘middlemen’. Each posting has detailed information about the work to be done, the required skills, onsite/remote preference, and offered rate. Applying to a job takes only a few minutes, since the whole process is automated in our Slack workspace.

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Active Online Community

All our members get access to our Slack workspace, which is our “club house” and the place where all threads come together. Apart from checking out the job postings, our members discuss their everyday freelancer life, exchange tips for finding good tax attourneys and lawyers, get feedback on job offers from clients and recruiting companies, or help each other out with technical questions.

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Meetups & Events

Our goal is to make it super-easy for you to meet other IT freelancers from your city in a relaxed atmosphere! In Berlin, we have been organizing monthly ‘craft beer’ meetups since 2017. All members are invited to one of the many local craft beer bars and we pay for the first drinks! No talks, no agenda, just tasty drinks, nice people, and interesting conversations! Similar meetups in other cities and other event formats are planned as well.

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Services & Cooperations

We are always on the lookout for online and offline services that might be interesting to our members! Many providers are happy to offer considerable discounts to Uplink members. Moveover, we have many ideas for services that we want to launch ourselves. The first one was our Contract Check which lets you get a recruiter contract checked by an experienced laywer for a fixed fee. More services will follow soon!

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Apply now

Uplink is generally open for all self-employed in the IT sector, regardless whether you are a Freiberufler, Gewerbetreibender or managing director of your own UG/GmbH. Solo freelancers are just as welcome as freelancer teams.

You should be a “fulltime freelancer”, i.e. not permanently employed and only freelancing on the side, and your permanent place of residence should be in Germany.

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Our Partners & Cooperations

We are always on the lookout for people and companies who share our vision and/or want to offer our members exclusive benefits!

Sevdesk is a provider of invoicing and accounting software in Germany. The software is available in different languages.

Uplink members receive a 30% discount on the entire offer in the first year.

Debitoor is an online invoicing and accounting service. Uplink members receive a 25% discount on any yearly subscription.

Kontist is a startup from Berlin that offers a bank account specifically tailored for freelancers. Uplink members receive a 50€ starting balance.

Expath helps expats and new arrivals get settled in Germany, and provide premium German classes online and in Berlin.

Uplinklings receive a 20 % discount on the workshops for freelancers and 10 % on the language courses.

Accountable is a provider of accounting software with integrated tax consulting especially for freelancers in the fields of IT.

Members of Uplink receive the Pro Version with all functions for 6 months free of charge.

Exali is an insurance broker that offers custom-made insurance plans for IT freelancers. Uplink members save 10% in the first year.

lexoffice is the best-known provider of invoicing and accounting software in Germany. Uplink members get the first 12 months for free.

The tax accountancy Führer & Orgel is our first recommendation for freelancers and small companies who need a competent and flexible partner at their side when dealing with tax issues.

Vantik is a provider of a private pension plan specifically designed for freelancers. Uplink members receive €50 starting credit.

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