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Contact information

What we offer you

In all regions across North Rhine Westphalia, over 70 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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    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


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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    Everything you need for your path to self-employment can now be found bundled on the new website www.gründen.nrw. With the "Neue Gründerzeit Nordrhein-Westfalen", the Ministry of Economics, Innovation, Digitization and Energy of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia is creating the best possible conditions for start-ups.

    #GründenNRW - Learn more

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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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    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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    #Roadshow – Meet, Greet + Beat

    Find information about the Roadshow here (only available in German).

    #Roadshow – Meet, Greet + Beat - Learn more