Niederrheinische IHK: NRW start-up grant extended for three years

The start-up network digitizes the application processes
The Lower Rhine is diligently founded, even during the Crown crisis. This is demonstrated by the results of the start-up grant from the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. Now it is clear: the funding program will be extended for another three years. Since the beginning, 100 founders have applied in the Lower Rhine alone and presented themselves to a jury of experts. From the point of view of the Niederrheinische IHK, the continuation of the scholarship is a positive signal to further promote the region as an attractive location for start-ups.
With 1000 euros per month, the scholarship supports innovative start-ups and founding teams, and expert coaches advise and support them for free. To continue making applications possible under Corona conditions, the Niederrhein-Duisburg start-up network digitized the application process without further delay. “We were pleasantly surprised by the continued interest. We are pleased that the founders have not lost heart despite the crisis of the Crown and are implementing their plans. The exceptional situation has even inspired some start-ups to come up with their business ideas, ”enthuses Mariann Ludewig, IHK’s business start-up consultant.
For the next three years, the IHK wants to resume project management in the start-up network. The cooperation partners in the network are the Düsseldorf Chamber of Crafts, the Kleve GmbH Economic Development Corporation, the Duisburg Economic Development Corporation, the Competence Center for Innovation and Business Start-up at the University of Duisburg-Essen, as well as the Rhein -Waal University of Applied Sciences and Wesel Economic Development Agency.
Further information is available to Mariann Ludewig, consultant for IHK business start-ups and contact person for the Niederrhein-Duisburg start-up network, phone 0203 / 2821-209, e-mail
The Lower Rhine IHK represents the combined interests of approximately 68,000 member companies of industry, trade and services in Duisburg and the districts of Wesel and Kleve. It sees itself as a future-oriented service provider and is committed to promoting business and driving structural change.
Lower Rhine Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Duisburg – Wesel – Kleve in Duisburg

Photo: Michael Neuhaus

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