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 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.
Step 1: Learn & Connect
Offerings to Get Started
Step 2: Found & Grow
Step 3: Prototype & Scale
All stages: Network & Develop
Get in touch with us via our CONTACT FORM!
Numbers and facts
Sponsored by the State of North Rhine-Westphalia.
Funding is provided by the Ministry Economy, Industry, Climate Protection and Energy.