STARTPLATZ is the hot spot of the startup ecosystem in Rheinland and offers startups & corporates a perfect ecosystem for innovation.







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3-6 month-programs
Benefits of over 50.000 €
Lifelong offerings with over 100 service providers
Network of more than 100 coaches and mentors
Member in the Global Accelerator-Network & access to international businesses und investors    
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Become part of Rhineland's biggest startup communtiy for as little as 20/month Special discount on Bootstrapping
Coworking for 99€/month and valid for both Cologne and Düsseldorf
Office spaces for teams in different sizes


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Corporate Services

Join our team at STARTPLATZ and get an insight into the startup scene of North-Rhine-Westphalia!
Work among creative minds in the heart of innovation and connect with the great startup ecosystem at STARTPLATZ!
Have your business model disrupted by digital innovators and benefit from new business ideas!

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conference rooms

Hold your business meetings on the pulse of innovation in Cologne or Düsseldorf

meetings, conferences, business gatherings, meetups, ...
meeting rooms for up to 4 people
meeting & conference rooms for up to 100 people
Innovation lab & Design Thinking rooms


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Meetups & Community-Events

Our meetups and community events offer the best settings to immerse into the startup-scence and exchange with experts and d um in die Startup-Szene einzutauchen und sich mit anderen Experten und Interessierten auszutauschen.

  • Huge expert network at STARTPLATZ
  • Meetups to more than 20 different topics like Bitcoin, Growth Hacking or Data Science
  • All Meetups are free and open to the public
  • Monthly Startup BBQ in Cologne and Düsseldorf
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Workshops & Conferences

Our Startup Academy contains an extensive program of workshops and lectures, designed to support you in your pursuit of successfully leading your business and help foster innovation in your company.

  • Established methods like Lean Startup, Growth Hacking, Scrum or Design Thinking
  • Online Marketing , Facebook Ads, Google Analytics
  • Full-day conferences to topics like InsurTech, eHealth or IoT
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The monthly pitch competition serves in giving up to four startups the opportunity to pitch their business idea on a big stage in front of potential investors, companies, startups and the interested public.

  • Biggest pitch format in Germany
  • Cologne, Düsseldorf, Bonn and Aachen
  • 51 editions have taken place as of now
  • Free for all visitors

Next Events

Workshops & Conferences


What: IoT Karnevalskostüm Hackathon When: 3. Februar 2018
Darf’s dieses Jahr zu Karneval etwas digitaler sein? Fehlt dem neuen Kostüm noch das gewisse Etwas? Dann mach mit beim ersten IoT-Kostüm-Hackathon!


What: Best Practice Digitalisierung Konferenz When: 14. März 2018
Bei dem Tagesformat Best Practice Digitalisierung stellen sich Startups aus dem STARTPLATZ Ökosystem gemeinsam mit Kunden aus der Corporate Welt auf eine Bühne und präsentieren die Ergebnisse aus ihrer erfolgreichen Startup-Corporate Kooperation. Hierbei sollen die Möglichkeiten der Zusammenarbeit der Old- und New Economy vorgestellt werden.


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STARTPLATZ has supported hundreds of startups to grow further

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Der STARTPLATZ ist bekannt aus:

Der Startplatz ist aus folgenden Medien bekannt



Ubirch gewinnt das erste Rheinland-Pitch (#57) IoT Special

23. April 2018, 10:30

Zentek goes digital: Die smarte Zukunft der Entsorgung

20. April 2018, 15:59

Wir stellen vor: Unser Accelerator-Team baltoo

19. April 2018, 14:47