KölnBusiness Wirtschaftsförderung


Cologne is a hotspot of the digital economy and has a strong and international economy, excellent conference facilities, an excellent infrastructure and a lively cultural and creative scene. In addition, Cologne is a centre for science and research.

As a subsidiary of the City of Cologne, the newly founded KölnBusiness Wirtschaftsförderung is the first point of contact for all companies based in Cologne. KölnBusiness offers companies and founders professional support in matters such as establishment, expanding or start-up a business. KölnBusiness is an information provider, mediator and networker in all economic and administrative issues and above all offers solutions. In location marketing KölnBusiness positions the city as a strong business location on a national and international level.

The Startup Unit Cologne is part of the KölnBusiness Wirtschaftsförderungs-GmbH and serves as a central contact point for national and international founders. The aim is to strengthen the start-up ecosystem in Cologne and to make the region one of the central start-up and technology hotspots in Europe. To this end, it brings together existing and new players and initiatives from the Cologne area and supports them in their projects as a whole.