STARTPLATZ: the hotspot of the NRW Startup-Scene - STARTPLATZ

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






STARTPLATZ Infographic 2018

Did you know that 151 million € were invested in both alumni & current startups at STARTPLATZ until end of 2018? There's more: 1,690 jobs were created and 35.000 people officially visited STARTPLATZ over the course of the past year. For more astounding numbers check out our infographic!



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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.

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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.

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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.

Our Partners

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STARTPLATZ has supported hundreds of startups to grow further

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