all start-ups, investors and hubs under one roof

The portal brings together more than 1,600 start-ups in North Rhine-Westphalia in a central database. Its purpose is to provide a clearer overview of the North Rhine-Westphalia start-up ecosystem and to improve networking between start-ups, businesses, investors and digital hubs.


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The database shows the variety of start-ups in North Rhine-Westphalia and includes filters for individual industries and even regional factors. In addition, it matches digital start-ups with investors and businesses on the basis of industry, interests and aims. The platform also offers benefits for established businesses too.

The partners behind the platform are the five digital hubs from Aachen, Bonn, Düsseldorf, Essen and Münster, which were created by the North Rhine-Westphalia Digital Economy Initiative, Digital Hub Cologne and the Ostwestfalen-Lippe Founders Foundation.

Registration on the platform is free for start-ups, businesses and investors.