Supporting Membership for Sole Proprietors

StartupDorf is the network and startup-club promoting, inspiring, educating, connecting and giving a voice to tech entrepreneurs; If you are in the innovation and startup game with your one-man business, whether a beginner or a guru, we invite you to join us in shaping the future of entrepreneurship in the Düsseldorf Metropolitan Region. For you as a future supporting member, there are many ways to get involved through our four strategic work areas. Especially business angels, coaches, mentors but also freelancers in tech and freelance professions benefit from our access.

Supporting Membership for Sole Proprietors

StartupDorf is the network and startup-club promoting, inspiring, educating, connecting and giving a voice to tech entrepreneurs; If you are in the innovation and startup game with your one-man business, whether a beginner or a guru, we invite you to join us in shaping the future of entrepreneurship in the Düsseldorf Metropolitan Region. For you as a future supporting member, there are many ways to get involved through our four strategic work areas. Especially business angels, coaches, mentors but also freelancers in tech and freelance professions benefit from our access.
Matchmaking
Get matched with startups and other ecosystem club members depending on your interests and activity level in the community.
Educating
Get to know business building & startup leadership know-how or even contribute expert knowledge yourself.
Advocating
Get insights into needs and requirements of startups when dealing with corps, investors, consultants, coaches & mentors
PR & Storytelling
Generate initial visibility and further awareness via individual or interlocking sponsorships.
Exklusive StartupDorf Veranstaltungen

Gründerstammtische, Dorfschule, Masterclasses, Uplevel-mentoring and SDDs are always best opportunities where experts exchange ideas on startup & innovation.

Hanns TappenStartupDorf allows individual supporters with different interests an exciting space for action.

Startups need advice and support from people who understand the unique challenges of fast-growing companies in tech. Startup entrepreneurs are selective in their choice and therefore seek expertise and recommendations in their networks. The very big consultancies and law firms are not always mentioned as references. This also applies to the referral of diverse expert knowledge. Expensive workshops and seminars are for the most part not feasible for startups, so with us, experts from our supporting members share their know-how in the Dorfschule and thus come into contact with founders. This way our network can be used professionally and leaves a lot of room for individuality.

Hanns Tappen, Chairman StartupDorf & Founder betawerke – discover the startup way

Good reasons for membership

No matter if you would like to work with startups as a mentor, business angel or as a service provider - as an invidual supporting member you get a diversely tested and since 2013 established access to our startup members.
Learn here a few good reasons how you can support our network as a member and benefit from it in many ways at the same time. (Please swipe through the list)

Make a contribution to society

It’s clear. If startups are supported more often in their development, then more life-changing innovations can be developed for a sustainable future.

Promote entrepreneurial thinking

Enrich your own business in exchange with startup entrepreneurs and stimulate your entrepreneurial spirit for 21th century businesses

Gain innovation impulses

Gain access to open innovation impulses for business building and updates on the latest trends and technologies in one of the biggest startup communities in Germany.

Gain CSE Strategy Insights

Exchange Corporate Startup Engagement (CSE) insights with a community role in one of Germany’s largest startup associations and gain authentic access into the Rhineland startup ecosystem.

Help founders through mentor capacity

Become a part in our Uplevel Mentoring, where entrepreneurs benefit from mentors receiving the right mentoring. Business angels, serial entrepreneurs can be matched to entrepreneurs via our dedicated programme.

Provide expert knowledge and leadership know-how

In case of interest and availability of relevant content you can become active as a Dorfschule “teacher”. Where knowledge and leadership principles for practice is imparted.

Get intros to member startups

Our network is well known for a high quality of matchmaking from X to startup.

You are
in best company!

We are always interested in establishing and expanding partnerships with ecosystem participants so that founders and startups have a better environment to successfully bring innovation to the world. We count DAX companies, upper medium-sized businesses up to smaller consultancies and service providers among our corporate members. The range also reflects our performance area. We can offer each group exciting opportunities for cooperation. And sometimes our members just want to support our work across the board.
We offer clear benefits not only for startups, but also for corporate members - our partners
We offer clear benefits not only for startups, but also for corporate members - our partners

As non-for profit association within the startup ecosystem in the Metropolregion Düsseldorf, we interact with all players to make one of the most exciting economic regions in Germany to a first tier startup hub of Europe. To achieve this goal, it needs not only us, we need additionally strong partners!

Startup Culture & Cooperation
No. 1 Community in District Düsseldorf
Pure Digital Tech Business Models
Talent Source
Innovation Source
Deal Source

Can we help you with a membership question? We are at your disposal for a personal conversation. In the meantime, perhaps a look at our FAQ will help.

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Numbers: Members, speakers, guests - our events and program opportunities for interactions with startups!

Numbers: Members, speakers, guests - our events and your sponsorship opportunities!

StartupDorf organizes events in four strategic work areas of the association, which are also oriented to the different phases of the development of a startup (stages). From the ideating phase, the concepting phase, the founding and validation phase, the growth phase (scailing), to the established company and the possible exit scenarios. Within these phases and our focus areas, StartupDorf has built a portfolio of event formats and programs over the years, as well as completed several events with collaborative partners.

For you as an individual supporting member there are many ways in which you can get involved on top of your membership. You can choose from several programs, if interest and capacity is given. Programs, such as Dorfschule, uplevel mentoring and the startup benefit program help you get into interaction with startups.

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Startup Members in total. Some had an Exit, some moved away, some have ceased their operations.
70+ are active
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Startup Pitches in total. Approx 30+ StartupDorf Unicorn Pitches over the last years.
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Supporting Members in total. A few have quit. Unfortunately, few are now only oriented in Berlin.
40+ are active
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Keynote Speakers, Founders, Experts presenting in German and English language.
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Mentors in total, including serial entrepreneurs, startup veterans & c-level and senior executives.
10+ are active
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Guests, Startup People primarily from the NRW-wide ecosystem, as well as from Benelux.

Over the years, in addition to our approximately 130 corporate members, more than 5,000 attendees and over 170 speakers have participated in our events.

Member Voices about StartupDorf

Our association by and for founders to build the startup ecosystem has many supporters and active members.
Here are a few voices that reflect the perspective for supporters.
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One of the most important startup ecosystem players!

My first visit to the StartupDorf Gründerstammtisch was in 2015 and today I am happy to see our Ignition Founders there on stage. The StartupDorf is one of the most important startup ecosystem players in Düsseldorf, where founders meet like-minded people, experts and exciting personalities.

Uljana Engel
Ignition Accelerator Program Manager
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Maker Mindset!

For me, StartupDorf is a place where people with a maker mindset meet and exchange.

Georgis Tesfamariam
Founder Contio
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Vivid Community!

StartupDorf is a vivid community and point of contact for founders, startups. Be you a tech person, a marketing expert: Everyone is welcome and will find the right networking partner.

Güncem Campagna
Founder StartBoosters and Codingschule

Become a member!

Support the startup ecosystem, benefit from our community offers and become an active member of StartupDorf.

Annual club fees start at €50 for mentors and end at €150 for business angels or €200 for each coworking location.

Not a sole proprietor? But interested in a supporting membership for corporates?

Become a member!

Support the startup ecosystem, benefit from our community offers and become an active member of StartupDorf.

Annual club fees start at €50 for mentors and end at €150 for business angels or €200 for each coworking location.

Not a sole proprietor? But interested in a supporting membership for corporates?

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