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Startups & Founding

North Rhine-Westphalia offers one of the most vital ecosystems in Europe for founders and startups. Funding in all phases, affordable co-working offers and a high level of political appreciation for innovations form the basis for one of the highest start-up rates in Germany in NRW. The proximity to investors and a broad clientele in all areas of industry are unique in Germany and offer excellent development opportunities.

Facts and Figures

  • NRW as Germany’s No. 1 founding stronghold
  • strong infrastructure with coworking spaces
  • regional DigiHubs
  • Access to private and government venture capital
  • Incubators like Startplatz

More on the topic of “Startups & Founding” in the location brochure of the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW.


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MGZstart – stark starten


Loraine Britzwein
Senior Projectmanager Events
Tel: +49 211-930 50 303

Mediennetzwerk.NRW is financed by the State of North Rhine-Westphalia and with funds from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

Der Ministerpräsident des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen EUROPÄISCHE UNION Investition in unsere Zukunft Europäischer Fonds für regionale Entwicklung EFRE.NRW Investition in Wachstum und Beschäftigung