Offers & contacts in the Ruhr area ecosystem

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GFW Duisburg
As a modern business development agency, we are your agile companion on the path to professional independence. You have the idea and we help you in partnership and at eye level to make it happen. To do this, you need the right tools: and we can offer them to you - in the form of start-up workshops, business plan competitions or funding acquisition. On top we search for your perfect match with potential business angels, venture capitalists and cooperation partners. Let us be your door opener! We are curious about you and your plans! In addition, we have a very good overview of the real estate market in Duisburg and help you to find your suitable premises.
Contact: 
Andrée Schäfer
Phone: 
0203-3061080
Gründerstammtisch Ruhr
In addition to relaxed networking with a cool drink in rooms of changing startups that are hosts, the Gründerstammtisch is a marketplace for entrepreneurial skills. Freelancers, online marketers, startups and grown ups share their experiences and learnings and support each other. This results in regular projects and new startup teams.
Contact: 
Gregor Tischbierek
Phone: 
0234 61063 174
WAYS to Transform Podcast
WAYS talks innovation, data and brands with entrepreneurs and friends. Driven by our spirit of structured wildness, we go from entrepreneurial understanding to real impressions from projects in the midmarket, towards artificial intelligence. Less superficial digitization blah blah, more creative talk with a beginning and an end. A podcast from the Unternehmerkraft Group.
Contact: 
Ruben Dahmen
Phone: 
DOaccelerate
DOaccelerate connects international startups with the challenges of regional SMEs to jointly develop innovative solutions: An international startup first works on a specific challenge of the regional SME during a 5-day digital program, followed by a more extensive cooperation. The program is accompanied by workshops, trainings and networking, involved with the regional ecosystem.
Contact: 
Julia Klüber
Phone: 
0231 50 24821
Purpose Projects
THE PODCAST WITH THE SUSTAINABLE STUFF: Be it Ruhrpott or Reykjavik, food start-up or energy company - we are convinced that projects should always fulfill a purpose. And we want to get this message out there. With interviews & reports, we provide valuable insights about exciting purpose projects that inspire and challenge the status quo. Every two weeks, we draw attention to topics, people, projects and companies whose innovative ideas, plans and intentions are making our globe a better, more efficient and more sustainable place to live.
Contact: 
Moritz Everding
Phone: 
015757250255
Kolumbus
Kolumbus is an innovation cooperation of Stadtwerke Bochum, DEW21, GELSENWASSER and rku.it. We are looking for innovative solutions in the field of digitalization, automation as well as new products and business models for our houses.
Contact: 
Manuel Woste
Phone: 
'+49 1706388 084
Perpetuo Ventures
Perpetuo Ventures develops, projects and launches new business models as an operating venture capitalist with a focus on early-stage startups in the NRW area.
Contact: 
York Frenzer
Phone: 
'+4917634287879
NoBuzzwords Space
NoBuzzwords is a co-working concept developed by successful serial founders and venture managers. It brings together startups, hidden champions, investors and consulting know-how from NRW and offers this ecosystem its own physical platform - the NoBuzzwords Space.
Contact: 
Katharina Brinkhaus
Phone: 
WSC Inkubator Smart Systems
The Smart Systems incubator is part of the Worldfactory Start-up Center at Ruhr University Bochum. With the LPS Learning and Research Factory as an experimental space for all topics related to digitization, it complements the range of start-up consulting services with expert support for the development of industrial product service systems and smart products, and offers access to an extensive network of companies from the region.
Contact: 
Charlotte Reineke
Phone: 
(+49) 234 32 26302

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