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Most people setting up in business need initial capital to realise their business idea. Managing finance requires careful financial planning. Public subsidy schemes offer financial support.

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Financial planning

To ensure your success in launching your business idea on the market, you need finance. Whether you are using your own money or third-party capital - good financial planning is crucial.

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Venture capital

The term venture capital (also known as risk or equity capital) refers to the financial support for high-risk business start-ups. It is when equity capital is introduced for a limited period of time.

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The Gründungsstipendium.NRW (NRW start-up grant), available from the Ministry for the Economic Affairs, Industry, Climate Action and Energy (MWIKE) 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.

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Subsidy schemes

When starting up your business, you can obtain financial support, as well as professional advice. A number of subsidy schemes are available, some of which are detailed below.

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Subsidy database

The NRW.BANK subsidy portal and the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Innovation, Digitalization and Energy of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia (MWIDE) subsidy database will provide you with an overview of subsidy schemes.

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