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Welcome to STARTERCENTER NRW

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  • TO SOME PEOPLE, YOU ARE LACKING A RECIPE FOR SUCCESS. TO US, YOUR CUISINE HAS LONG SINCE BEEN A DELIGHT.

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  • TO SOME PEOPLE, WHAT YOU ARE DOING IS TOO DIFFERENT. TO US, YOU ARE USING TRADITION TO MAKE MUSIC FOR THE FUTURE.

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  • To your flatshare, you are the town’s anarchists. To us, you bring the whole world into the smallest village.

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  • To your colleagues, you are a technical geek. To us, you are developing the technology that will drive the future.

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Contact information

What we offer you

In all regions across North Rhine Westphalia, 75 STARTERCENTERS NRW provide advice and information on all issues concerning people setting up in business, to help them on their way to self-employment and company development. STARTERCENTERS NRW are supported by chambers of trade, chambers of industry and commerce and local business development agencies.

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    Preliminary information

    To support you as you embark on your journey to self-employment, we provide you with a roadmap, a STARTER pack and information on a range of interesting events.

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    Initial consultation

    We assess your business idea, give you tips on drawing up your business plan and provide you with advice on forms of business, finance, funding programmes and grants.

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    Intensive consultancy

    We review your business plan with you and consider its feasibility and sustainability, we discuss your financial plan and prepare you for your meeting with the bank. 

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    Formalities

    We give you tips on dealing with the authorities and provide you with information about the formalities required for setting up a business. Our NRW form server provides you with a tool that will save you time when it comes to completing all the paperwork.

Our offer for you

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Here you find contact information to STARTERCENTER around.

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Useful information for getting your start-up project off the ground.

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    GRÜNDERPREIS NRW 2019

    The GRÜNDERPREIS NRW [NRW START-UP AWARD] presented by the Department of Trade and Industry and the NRW.BANK is an award in recognition of the most creative and successful business ideas in North Rhine Westphalia.

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    Success stories

    Read the success stories of entrepreneurs who have successfully set up their own business with help and advice from the STARTERCENTER NRW.

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    Gründerstipendium.NRW

    The Gründerstipendium.NRW (NRW start-up grant), available from the Ministry for the Economy, Innovation, Digitisation and Energy (MWIDE) for the state of North Rhine Westphalia, gives you the opportunity to you take your innovative business idea and get involved in the start-up scene in your region.

    Gründerstipendium.NRW - Learn more

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    Downloads

    To help you prepare for self-employment, a number of flyers and useful planning tools are available here for you to download.

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