From first idea to start-up

We offer you all the support you need to help you set up your own business. Whether it is the realisation of your own idea during your studies, the spin-off of a project from work at a research institute or entry into an existing start-up - we help you make it happen.

Offering for Founders

Our Vision

Our vision is to build the leading integrated tech-incubator in Europe to empower talented and motivated people to build impactful technology companies. We provide comprehensive support for founders in all stages. With or without an innovative business idea – people interested in founding a start-up will be provided with goal-orientated support by our team. We offer entrepreneurs, depending on the development stage of their company, custom-made support, e.g. individual coaching, events, workshops or networking.

I want to become an entrepreneur - but how do I start?

With more than 60 RWTH start-ups each year, numerous partner companies, more than 190 inventions* and a strong VC network for large financings, the RWTH Innovation Start-up Center offers all the required resources and knowledge to help entrepreneurs grow their companies. With our start-up programs you’ll benefit from a unique community based program, and surround yourself with the best entrepreneurs and resources.

*in 2018

Step 1: Learn & Connect

Offerings to Get Started

Step 2: Found & Grow

Ideation Program

Step 3: Prototype & Scale

Incubation Program

Get in touch with us via our CONTACT FORM!

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Sponsored by the State of North Rhine-Westphalia.
Funding is provided by the Ministry of Economics, Innovation, Digitisation and Energy.

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