Deutsche Bank

The Deutsche Bank is one of the foremost international banks in the world. Their operations include a broad spread of activities in capital markets business, in business with corporate and private customers and in asset management. Within their home market Germany the Deutsche Bank is the market leader among private banks and well-established in Europe.
In Nordrhein-Westfalen (federal state of Germany) the Deutsche Bank is firmly anchored for more than 100 years. The Deutsche Bank based in Düsseldorf and Cologne accompanies start-up firms comprehensivley – from founding to stock exchange – and is permanently at your disposal with its status as an acknowledged partner and its team of specialists.

aveato Business Catering

The aveato offers climate-neutral catering solutions,which orient themselves particulary on business event`s needs. Since 1999 we optimise our business in quality and reliability und a number of 4.000 regarded enterprises rank among our clients. Our performance lasts from events in a three-digit range of people to special plates for your small workshops. With kitchens in Berlin, Hamburg, Cologne, Frankfurt and Munich we are at your disposal. Ordering is subject to a minimum order value of 35 euros, delivery option within 180 minutes as well as the „early bird“ assurance and cancellation free of charge – we are one of the most innovative caterer on the market.

TRENZ lawyers and tax consultants

We, Trenz lawyers and tax consultants, are specialized in commercial consultancy in all its different forms (such as taxes, law, accounting, payment etc.) and we are able to engage with our entire interdisciplinary know-how. We think and act integral and interdisciplinary and specialists from other subject areas are included. Individual consultation is the main priority. The experienced contact partners offer comprehensive and continous care to their clients from the beginning – confident, flexibel, reachable.


AXA Innovation Campus

With its constribution earnings of 10,5 billion euros (2014) an 9.752 employees the AXA Konzern numbers among the leading insurance – and financial services groups in Germany. The company offers integrated solutions on private and operational provision, health insurance, indemnity- and casualty insurance and asset management. The whole company`s thinking and behaviour is geared to its clients and their needs. The AXA Germany ist part of the AXA Group, the world`s leading insurance company and assurance manager and is mainly active in europe, north-america and in the asian-pacific region. The AXA Group generated revenues amounting to 92 billion euros and underlying earnings amounting to 5,1 billion euros in the financial year 2014. The AXA group`s assets under management was about 1,3 billion euros in 2014.

Stadtwerke Düsseldorf

The Stadtwerke Düsseldorf was founded more than 150 years ago and have around 600.000 clients in Düsseldorf and in the region whose are supplied with power, natural gas, district heat and drinking water. In cooperation with its subsidiary Netzgesellschaft Düsseldorf and around 2.500 employees for the value chain on-site. The Stadtwerke Düsseldorf brings benefits to the region by preserving jobs, by making available training places and by strengthening the economic power. The Stadtwerke Düsseldorf use the urban growth and the exceptionally favourable transport infrastructure to create competent alliances. The company tracks the development of trends and markets and focus on modern culture of innovation and ideas. The company has set itself the goal of pushing start-ups based in Düsseldorf.


Osborne Clarke

Osborne Clarke is a practice-oriented legal consultancy.  Specialists exploit these findings in order to various international projects und provide results, which their clients can implement to their own advantage. Osborne Clarke advises established leader and fast-growing companies and start-ups.



KPMG  has a global presence with accounting- and consulting firms and around 155.000 employees in 155 countries around the world. KPMG is among the leading accounting and consulting firms in Germany and has around 8.700 employees at over 25 locations. KPMG provides audit, tax and advisory services. Our audit practice revolves around the audit of consolidated and statutory financial statements. Tax stands for the tax advising activities of KPMG. Our high level of specialist know-how on economics, regulatory and transaction-oriented issues is brought together within our advisory function. For the basic sectors of our economy we have set our activities in cross-business specialisation. Here the company aimed to gain experience by the worldwide network of specialists and improve the quality of advice.

Healthcare Futurists

Healthcare Futurists –The object of the company consists in a operativ, tactical, strategic-working-stage especially for logical thinker, creators, designers, men of action and innovators in the health care system. The company serves to strategic research, development, advancement, discussion and implementation of ideas for cooperative, integrativ, transdisciplinary and interdisciplinary, sustainable and pioneering approach for further initiatives and versions in advice, service, service development, business model and prototyping, product development, market research, care research, market development, market access, marketing and distribution, knowledge development, knowledge transfer, training and coaching, public relations, futurology, innovation management in consideration of medical, philosophical, economical, legal, political, technical and creative aspects and conditions for national healthcare and global-integrated healthcare.

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek , was founded in 1971, and today with more than 300 lawyers, tax consultants and notaries the company takes place at eight locations in Germany and with offices in Brussels and Zurich its one of the largest economical consulting law firms in Germany. With a wide spectrum of key activites, with secure legal advice in all areas of commercial law and tax law, the law firm is specialised in foundation consultancy, startups, medium-sized and large companies based at home and abroad.

Ich liebe Unternehmertum

Since the beginning  2016 the startup „Ich liebe Unternehmertum“ (based in Dortmund, Germany) offers clothes and artwork for entrepreneurs. The label provides entrepreneurs an opportunity to be proud of their own „Unternehmertum“ (entrepreneurship). The idea is simple and was a pure coincidence: clothes and other accessoires are ecxellent means of transport for a message and at the same time establish its identity – internally to the outside.



Hochschule Fresenius

With 6.500 students the Hochschule Fresenius one of the largest and best private universities in Germany. The „Chemisches Laboratorium Fresenius“ was founded in 1848 and since 1971 the Hochschule Fresnius is a private state-recognised university and has sites in Cologne, Hamburg, Munich, Idstein and Frankfurt. The study centre is located in Düsseldorf and Zwickau.


Rheinischen Fachhochschule

Small seminars with 20 to 50 students and compact, short order of study and seminar courses – these are the distinguishing features of Rheinischen Fachhochschule. There are currently around 4.500 students and the state-recognized university is supported by a non-profit GmbH (limited company). The personal contact to Professors and teachers is ensured.


NUK Neues Unternehmertum Rheinland e.V.

As a founder of new business the NUK Neues Unternehmertum Rheinland e.V. supports innovative entrepreneurs in Rheinland in a variety of ways to implement a business idea in a business model since 1997. NUK has also a large performance catalogue for business people and entrepreneurs free of charge.


Web de Cologne

Web de Cologne is a proactive cologne company, which earns revenues by digital media. The company is a member of the growth industry „internet“, which is a relevant economic factor for the region cologne. Since May 2012 the proactive company plays part of Web de Cologne e.V., which represent interests of the internet economy. The internet economy includes companies, which earns revenues by internet offers and also companies, institutions, organisations and persons, which offers products and high quality infrastructure, research and education in the surrounding area.


Bundesverband Deutsche Startups e.V

The Bundesverband Deutsche Startups e.V. (BVDS) advocate for entrepreneurial germany as a representive for startups. In dialogue with decision-makers in the political sector they develop proposals, which promote the culture of independence and reduce start-up obstacles.  Furthermore they promote for innovative entrepreneurship and bring start-up business mentality into society. As a network they are interconnect with entrepreneurs, start-ups and their friends. For the federal association the democratic, heterogeneous and representative agency of start-ups is paramount.



The friends association  BIFOA indeed aim for economic research and the instruction for the faculty of economic and social sciences (university cologne), and also support the knowledge-based and technology orientated spin-off companies (universities and research facilities) in content and financial terms. This support is granted by commercial enterprises and also organisations, associations and individuals.


Rotonda Business Club

Connecting people and shape the future – the growing globalisation become increasingly importance. The powerful network  with around 800 members, the Rotonda Business Club in the heart of cologne, with 11 meeting rooms, regular events and a fine restaurant, make life easier.


Thierhoff Consulting

Thierhoff Consulting is a cologne consultancy with the focus on: Start-Ups, young companies, companies in growing situations, financing issues, corporate finance, capital acquisition, venture capital, business angels, public`s demand (M&A), company sale and company purchase.

XING Regionalgruppe Köln

Since 2004 there is the XING Regionalgruppe Köln with around 60.000 members. The objectives include new business-contacts for exchange of experience and exchange of ideas, cooperations, synergies, recommender-marketing, job-, location- and real estate stock exchange and also regional issues (for example culture, events), tips and tricks (best location, XING, Success Stories) etc. Up to 20 official XING events per year are organised. The contact person: Kölner XING Ambassador Martin Müller ( and tel. 0221-45310-0)

Digitale Transformation und Corporate Incubation


The BCB considers itself as a lateral thinker and Think Tank when its about the professional support of change process within the framework of digital transformation. BCB establish network organisations with flexible structures and experimental rooms along with its clients. The clients enables the company`s sustainable change.



Based on „Lean Startup“-methodology, a qualified team consisting of employees, startup-entrepreneurs and excubate specialists, identify innovative business ideas, validate the ideas in the target market and develop sustainable, scalable business models. Experiences, knowhow and culture of the startup-world get back to the company.


CBH Rechtsanwälte

Cornelius Bartenbach Haesemann & Partner was founded in 1963 as a law firm with around 70 lawyers and 65 qualified and supportive employees. The clients include a variety of national and international engaged companies, public corporation, trade associations, foundations, associations and individuals. For further information:


Schiller Coworking Space 

from Wolfsburg

GARAGEBILK Coworking Space

from Düsseldorf




DEUTSCHLAND STARTET – the initiative for entrepreneurs


Deutsch-Finnische Handelskammer

The Deutsch-Finnische Handelskammer (DFHK) in Helsinki promote economic relations between Germany and Finland since 1978. Within the project „Chair IT Y“ the company rents places for startup-firms (part of coworking-space) in a central location in Helsinki with a connection to startup-networks in Germany.


Skill Day

Skill Day provide efficient training courses and workshops in small groups for companies, freelancer and private persons. Upon request: inhouse training and public seminars at regular times.


Deutsche Medienakademie

The deutsche medienakademie is specialized in the fields of communication and media (new media/internet – information technology – telecommunication – consumer electronics) and support with profound information. Since more than 10 years the medienakademie generate knowledge of hightech- trends by collecting current developments with the focus on new media and new communication via studies, reports and specialist`s experiences on a neutral stage. Furthermore, management- instruments like the Delphi- conference, specialists-workshops, private coaching and thinktanks, make the company more future-oriented.



whatsart is a project by motivated people with an affinitiy for artwork. We have our own artistic taste and grown up with streetart and urban art, as an admirer or an activist on the street and cities in the surrounding. We come from the streetart-world and look for an attractive – considerable and user-friendly – online portal for individual and curious urban artwork.