StartupDorf is always on the look out for new members, volunteers and little helpers. Becoming a member can be a great way to be part of entrepreneurial driven startup community in Düsseldorf.

StartupDorf is founded upon the principles of democracy, volunteerism, and the common interest to foster startups in Düsseldorf, NRW, Germany. It is very important to us to help our members as a true representative in a democratic environment of an association.

Choose below your membership type and fill in the application form today. The full membership for startups and the supporting membership for mentors is free of charge!

Are you interested in expanding your startup community skills, experience and network by working with Düsseldorf’s first startup association and with some of the most promising startups in Düsseldorf?

Join the StartupDorf Team as a volunteer member, contributing 1-5 hours a week for at least 6 months to help grow startup culture in Düsseldorf!

Open Positions


A full membership as a Startup become young* companies in Düsseldorf and Region Düsseldorf, especially those having or developing an innovative business approach via digital or “tech” solutions (e.g. Internet, E-Commerce, Low- & Mid-Tech, as well as Creative Industries with a digital product/service).

Please note: All membership documents (application, statutes, membership fees) are written in german. young* = less than 60 month.  

Your Benefits 

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Become a member and fill in the application form today. StartupDorf e.V. offers the membership as a startup free of charge (0,00 €/year). Please note: The board of StartupDorf e.V. decides about final membership approval. Further details: Read the tab ‘Application Process’

Companies, organizations and institutions, which are not a startup, may become a supporting member. Our supporting members are fueling the community with knowledge, expertise and experience.

Please note: All membership documents (application, statutes, membership fees) are written in german.

Your Benefits 

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Become a member and fill in the application form today. The StartupDorf e.V. Support Membership for companies and institutions starts 120,00 €/year. Please note: The board of StartupDorf e.V. decides about final membership approval. Further details: Read the tab ‘Application Process’.

A Support Membership as a Mentor become serial entrepreneurs or experienced senior executives, who want to share their expertise on entrepreneurship with member startups on a voluntary basis.
We are looking for people who are also be available to meet the mentee entrepreneur face-to-face on a regular (monthly) basis, so given that this is a scheme for residents of NRW only, especially residents of Düsseldorf.

Your Benefits

 

Feel free and list your details here to the directory: Join the Mentor List

Become a mentor and join the mentor program. While you won’t get paid for being a mentor, there is no membership fee (0,00/year). Please note: The board of StartupDorf e.V. decides about final membership approval. Further details: Read the tab ‘Application Process’.

A Support Membership as a Business Angel become individuals or companies who are providing capital and network for startups. Important for young companies and a stimulating part for the Startup Community in general.

Please note: All membership documents (application, statutes, membership fees) are written in german.

Your Benefits 

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Become a supporting member and fill in the application form today. The StartupDorf e.V. Support Membership fee for a Business Angel: 120,00 €/year. The board of StartupDorf e.V. decides about final membership approval. Further details: Read the tab ‘Application Process’.

Statutes (Vereinssatzung)

Please note: All membership documents (application, statutes, membership fees) are written in german. 

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Membership Dues (Gebührenordnung).

Please note: All membership documents (application, statutes, membership fees) are written in german. 

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Application Process

Please choose between following Full and Supporting Membership Types:

  • Membership as a Startup (Full Member/ free of charge)
  • Membership as a Organization or Institution (Support Membership)
  • Membership as a Business Angel (Support Membership)
  • Membership as a Mentor (Support Membership/ free of charge)
  • Membership as a Volunteer (Support Membership/ free of charge)

Startups, Organizations and Institutions, Business Angels

  • Startups: Download Application PDF File (Full Member/ “Mitgliedschaft als Startup”)
  • Organizations and Institutions, Business Angels: Download Application PDF File (Support Membership/ “Mitgliedschaft als Fördermitglied”)
  • Fill in the application form, sign it and fax (scan and mail) the document to StartupDorf e.V.
  • After our approval (after approx. 7d) we will come back to you with further information
Fax Application or Email scanned PDF/Application: Fax +49 (0) 211 – 176 072 94 – Email: membership /@/ startupdorf. de 

Mentors and Volunteers

  • Mentors: Fill in the Mentor Program Application and send the “Online Form”
  • Volunteers: Fill in the Volunteer Application. Click the Button “Open Positions”
  • We’ll send you an email (via mailchimp). Please confirm your application
  • After our approval (after approx. 7d) we will come back to you with further information
Our advice for founders, volunteers, business angels and mentors: Come and visit our next casual Gründerstammtisch.