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Social and sustainable entrepreneurship

Are you looking to develop a social or sustainable business idea in NRW? If you’re keen to get an overview of this form of setting up and managing a business, you’re in the right place! 

Our mission: start-ups in NRW

North Rhine-Westphalia is set to become one of the leading start-up hotspots in Germany and Europe. To this end, we bundle together expertise and financing options in the state and offer answers to all questions relating to your start-up. All you have to do is start a business.

  • Meet, Greet + Beat

    The “Meet, Greet +Beat” Roadshow for founders in North Rhine-Westphalia

    Do you want to take your start-up idea to the next level? Then get ready, because the NRW New Start-up Season Roadshow is on the road again: 7 locations, 5 pitches at each, 2 prizes at each event and a lot of networking opportunities!

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    A year of support for your business start-up: advice, contacts and a grant of 1000 euros per month for a maximum of one year.

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    Master Craftswoman/Craftsman Start-up Bonus: Investment cost subsidy for craft in North Rhine-Westphalia

    North Rhine-Westphalia is helping craft start-ups in a variety of ways. A proven funding instrument, newly established in 2021, is the Master Craftswoman/Craftsman Start-up Bonus, known as the MGP.

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    Business consulting program North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW)

    The NRW business consulting program offers specific advice and support for your start-up.

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