Düsseldorf offers the best possibilities for Startup enterprises.

Startup support | Setting up a business

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.

Setting up a business in Düsseldorf | a guideline for migrants | English
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Seminar: Setting up a business

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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 start- up entrepreneurs or team players, for 1 day or 1 year or longer. Düsseldorf has the perfect infastructure: 47 business centers and co-working spaces providing around 85,100 of flexible space for a wide variety of uses.

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Abbildung Internetauftritt Startup City Düsseldorf

Startup-City Düsseldorf is the startup portal launched by the startup unit of the Office of Economic Development in Düsseldorf which serves the startup community as a central information point and guide with an event calendar, databases of startups, investors, corporates, advisors, co-working spaces and everyone supporting startups in Düsseldorf.

Brochure Startup Stories | 15 stories of success from Düsseldorf | PDF file | German version

Brochure Scaleup Stories | 15 stories of innovation from Düsseldorf | PDF file | German version

Startup support