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.

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 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 of flexible space for a wide variety of uses.

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Impression Startup Week 2020

Save the date: Startup Week 2021 | 4. – 11. June 2021

And as many ideas, innovations, contacts and knowledge that you can take away with you. What are you waiting for? 

We are getting ready to turbo-charge your company and are bringing people together who are looking for change – who are looking for the companies, services and products of the future.

At the Startup Week Düsseldorf, visionaries get to meet corporates, lone fighters encounter strong teams, company founders meet up with business angels and beginners with experts. Come and get a direct insight into the Düsseldorf startup scene, find out why trends will continue to come from Düsseldorf in the future, and take advantage of the opportunity to learn so much that you will be able to focus entirely on your startup or setting up your company until the end of the year.

A large number of events take place hybrid (analog + digital) or even purely digital.

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.

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

Startup support