Düsseldorf - Startup Hub

StartupDorf e.V. as a membership association (Verein) offers for Startups and for members of the Startup Eco-System in Düsseldorf different membership types. Our goal is to be a one-stop source for local startups by connecting them with each other, investors and mentors so that we all can engage, grow, and help build a thriving entrepreneurial community.

Are you an individual or company interested in taking advantage of the benefits that StartupDorf offer to its members? Then become a StartupDorf member today and be part of a vibrant startup community.

Choose below your membership type. The full membership for startups and the supporting membership for mentors is free of charge!

You like the idea behind StartupDorf and your brand should be part of a vibrant startup community? You are welcome to support of one of our events.

Are there any special ideas for partnering or supporting elements you are thinking of? Please contact us we will come back to you with an individual discussion.


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). Your benefits:

  • Learning, collaborating, and sharing experiences through curated activities, events and programs
  • Connect with other founders, get access to the Düsseldorf startup community
  • Become visible for investors with our map, startup logo-wall and your detailed startup profile
  • Get higher visibility for press and media people with your own press kit on startupdorf.de
  • Support the Düsseldorf startup culture and community with your membership and entrepreneurial spirit
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)

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

  • Up-to-date on the latest trends and technologies in the Düsseldorf startup community
  • Exchange of ideas and opportunities for your own business
  • Higher visibility in the Düsseldorf startup community to attract digital talents (HR)
  • Attend to events, lectures, workshops and get insights in new product building methodologies
  • Exposure your brand (logo) on our website
Become a member and fill in the application form today. The StartupDorf e.V. Support Membership for companies and institutions starts 120,00 €/year

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. Your benefits:

  • The personal satisfaction of being able to give something back
  • To practice your managerial skills and guide your entrepreneur/startup through a key stage
  • A fresh perspective on your own career
  • You’ll learn as much from your mentee as they do from you
  • You’ll be involved in a community of mentors and be able take part in our networking events
Become a mentor an join the mentor program. While you won’t get paid for being a mentor, there is no membership fee (0,00/year). Fill in the mentor register form today.

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. Your benefits:

  • Get a strong connection to Düsseldorf Startups and startup community
  • You’ll be involved in Düsseldorf #1 community and be able take part in our networking events
  • A fresh view on new startups and startup ideas
  • You’ll be invited to our startup-dinner event
  • Exposure your company on our map and our website
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

Startup Membership

The best place for you and your start-up in Düsseldorf. Exchange ideas with like-minded people, dig into startup know-how, ask mentors for advice or to present your company to potential investors. Become a Member

Support Membership

StartupDorf is developing the grassroots infrastructure to strengthen Düsseldorf’s entrepreneurship ecosystem and startup culture. Help to fuel this grassroots movement by supporting StartupDorf. Become a Member

Mentor Membership

StartupDorf is connecting young entrepreneurs with mentors. Guide and help entrepreneurs to achieve their goals. You’ll help them understand problems, identify and implement solutions. Our Mentor Program