Startup support

Düsseldorf offers the best possibilities for Startup enterprises.

Startup support

Young, innovative companies are a catalyst for economic growth in a business location.

The Start-Up Unit is your point of contact at the Office of Economic Development in Düsseldorf. Our objective is to kick-start your start-up by offering help and advice, acting as guides and facilitators on your start-up journey:

  • We’re happy to answer questions and provide tips on various matters, such as financing, which arise during the founding process.
  • We’ll help put you in touch with the right experts in our network to answer your questions and help with challenges.
  • We'll support you to find suitable office or laboratory space.
  • We’ll enable you to establish your own links to national and international corporates and accompany you to trade fairs at home and abroad.

Furthermore, there are a several other measures and projects organised by the Startup-Unit, such as the Start-Up Week, a mentoring program for startups or investor pitches. All these activities have a single goal: to improve the general conditions for start-ups in Düsseldorf.

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Room for Ideas

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Room for Ideas

Business Center und Coworking Spaces in Düsseldorf

For start-ups or established corporates, for newcomers from Germany or investors from abroad, for individual startup entrepreneurs or team players, for 1 day or 1 year or longer. Düsseldorf has the perfect infastructure: 60 business centers and co-working spaces providing around 100,000 m² of flexible space for a wide variety of uses.

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Startup-City Düsseldorf The Startup Portal is the central contact point and guide for the startup community: event calendar, blog and the Startup Journey give you a comprehensive overview of support offers in Düsseldorf.

Startup support