Our Tools and Offerings for Startups

StartupDorf is the network and startup-club promoting, inspiring, educating, connecting and giving a voice to tech entrepreneurs; supporting you to start, operate and scale better startup businesses in Düsseldorf and whole Region Düsseldorf. We stand for this: 1st Class Entrepreneurship on the Rhine and Ruhr. Our #foundersfirst strategy in this regard is based on four pillars:

Our Tools and Offerings for Startups

StartupDorf is the network and startup-club promoting, inspiring, educating, connecting and giving a voice to tech entrepreneurs; supporting you to start, operate and scale better startup businesses in Düsseldorf and whole Region Düsseldorf. We stand for this: 1st Class Entrepreneurship on the Rhine and Ruhr. Our #foundersfirst strategy in this regard is based on four pillars:
Matchmaking
Engage with relevant stakeholders based on need and maturity.
Educating
Startup and leadership knowledge as practical and tested as possible. At eye level.
Advocating
Regulators, industry and SMEs need a real understanding of the needs of digital tech startups.
PR & Storytelling
Be visible, be addressed and be noticed. Having your story told from the earliest startup stage.
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From founders for founders

Connecting the dots. Bringing stakeholders together, promoting startup culture and providing proven support for founders. Since the year 2013 voluntarily realized by entrepreneurs, experts and supporters in various startup formats and events.
Learn more about how you can benefit by becoming a startup member of StartupDorf e.V.:

Reach out to community and ecosystem

Share your startup insights, but also your expert knowledge and become a speaker at public StartupDorf events, like the Gründerstammtisch or our exclusive member-only events, like the StartupDorf Day (SDD).

Benefit from StartupDorf mentors

The right mentoring can be invaluable. A startup that receives mentoring is more likely to mature into a scale-up and grow-up.

Address problems and wishes

Make your voice heard and participate in our startup surveys, studies and masterclasses. We are always looking for ways to sustainably improve the cooperation with partners for digital startups.

Meet like-minded founders

StartupDorf is a community of like-minded people with a pioneering spirit and a DNA that understands and supports founders, startups and their innovations at the core. Conversations among like-minded people that lives a positive “culture of error“.

Support the startup community

Become an active part of a independent entrepreneur community, drive your digital startup topic (vertical) and become finally a face for StartupDorf through a classic role in a membership club.

Media & Social Exposure for you

Develop your personal brand as a tech founder through posts, entrepreneurial positions, quotes. We make it easy for you to get started and reach an exciting target group.

Visit the StartupDorf Dorfschule

Become uplifted with current startup know-how! Get to know our partners and supporting members and get help on important startup topics.

Experience exchange for the next level!

Your business has already developed – how to take the next steps now? Find other startup founders in our club who are already one step further.

Good reasons to become a member today!

From idea-stage to scale-up. A majority of the most successful startups from the region are members.
They took advantage of all the offers of StartupDorf.
Apply for membership, if community and modern entrepreneurship are important to you.
Apply for membership, if community and modern entrepreneurship are important to you.

Our association offers clear advantages for startups. Very interesting are community effects, which become tangible for members when they contribute to the community as open and passionate founders. Further requirements for admission to the association are: Company headquarters in the administrative district of Düsseldorf, digital tech startup younger than 5 years, with a certain innovation quality and scalable business model.

Participation & Contribution
District Düsseldorf
Digital Tech
less 60 Month
Innovation Quality
Scalable Business Model
you are in best company - they also started with a membership in the StartupDorf aconno, Just-Spices, Foxbase, aifora, Cognigy
StartupDorf Event Portfolio for Startups

Numbers: Members, speakers, guests - our events!

Numbers: Members, speakers, guests - our events!

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, StartuDorf has built a portfolio of event formats and programs over the years, as well as completed several events with collaborative partners. 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.

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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.

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 founders' perspective.
Pascal Christiaens - Forbes 30u30

Innovative Networking!

StartupDorf creates innovative networking events which bring to-be founders, established entrepreneurs and corporates to the table.

Pascal Christiaens
Co-Founder volunteer World /
Forbes 30u30
Dr. Monika Hauck - Founder CHANGE ROOM - Repair Rebels

Independent Platform!

StartupDorf is an independent platform which professionally supports startups in Düsseldorf for years and connects them with relevant stakeholders.

Dr. Monika Hauck
Founder CHANGE ROOM
Thomas Hollwedel, Co-Founder aconno

Great Network!

StartupDorf is a great network for us that has supported us in many ways – the Gründerstammtisch and exchange with other founders always brings new ideas and impulses.

Thomas Hollwedel
Co-Founder aconno

Become a member now!

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

Since 2013, membership has been
free for startups.

Not a startup? But interested in a supporting membership for companies?

Become a member now!

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

Since 2013, membership has been
free for startups.

Not a startup? But interested in a supporting membership for companies?

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