The Partner Network of the Start-up Manufaktur

The Start-up Manufaktur is proud of its strong partnerships with successful companies and personalities from the regional start-up ecosystem. Together we organise events and exchange ideas on start-up specific topics. Do you have a question that one of our partners might be able to help you with? Feel free to contact us!
Karte der Region Bonn-Rhein-Sieg mit Standorten der Projektpartner (im Uhrzeigersinn: Kreissparkasse Köln, H-BRS Sankt Augustin, BC, True fruits, Digital Hub, HW Partners, HTGF, H-BRS Rheinbach, BC, Uni Bonn, Achim Rehahn, IHK Bonn/Rhein-Sieg, Uni Köln
Overview map of our partners. Source: Start-up Manufaktur

Achim Rehahn

Alumni and founder Achim Rehahn offers lectures and coaching for prospective founders with his experience.


With two locations in Bonn, the Digital Hub offers co-working spaces as well as an accelerator programme in which start-ups benefit from the Hub’s know-how and network. The Digital Hub is a long-standing partner of the university and has also been a guest in our event format “Starke Start-up Partner”. 

Falling Walls Foundation

Falling Walls is the unique global hub connecting science, business and society. Together, we focus on introducing scientists to the topic of entrepreneurship.

High-Tech Gründerfonds Management GmbH

With around 40 new investments a year, High-Tech Gründerfonds is one of the most active European investors. HTGF has already presented its offers to us at “Starke Start-up Partner”.

HW Partners AG

With mentoring and financing opportunities, HW Partners is particularly interesting for cloud-based technology companies.

Industrie- und Handelskammer Bonn/Rhein-Sieg

In the area of business start-ups, the IHK offers advice, seminars and organises events to promote the start-up culture in the region.

Kreissparkasse Köln

Here you will find support in the areas of financing and insurance, as well as presentations on topics such as business plans and venture capital.

Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn

The enaCom at the University of Bonn has also set itself the goal of strengthening the start-up culture in the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg area. Together we organise events such as "CIRCLE meets Region Bonn-Rhein-Sieg".

true fruits GmbH

One of the largest start-ups to emerge from H-BRS. In 2006, true fruits was founded by three H-BRS students; today you can find the iconic smoothies in almost every supermarket.

University of Cologne

With the Gateway Excellence Start-up Centre, the University of Cologne has been supporting start-ups since 2015. Since 2018, it has also offered its own accelerator programme.

Women Entrepreneurs in Science

Women Entrepreneurs in Science is a network for female founders and was launched by the University of Wuppertal. The cross-university project connects female entrepreneurs and women from universities in North Rhine-Westphalia who are interested in starting a business and creates the necessary awareness.


Supports & Friends: our expanded partner network

We already realised exciting events with many other companies and institutions and stay in close contact beyond that.

Logos der Supporter der Start-up-Manufaktur: ISM (International School of Management), Science 2 Startup, WFG Wirtschaftsförderungsgesellschaft Sankt Augustin

Entrepreneurship Institute of the ISM

The EPR@ISM conducts research projects on the topic of entrepreneurship, transfers knowledge to business practice and degree programmes and offers start-up advice for students, entrepreneurs and companies.

Science 2 Startup Bonn

The university group consists of students from Bonn and offers a platform for entrepreneurs-to-be to network and learn from each other.

Wirtschaftsförderungsgesellschaft Sankt Augustin mbH

As a certified STARTERCENTER NRW, the Wirtschaftsförderungsgesellschaft Sankt Augustin mbH offers support for start-up projects. Together we work to establish a network among all stakeholders in our region.

Interested in working with the Start-up-Manufaktur? We are always looking forward to form new collaborations with other companies that also pursue the goal of supporting and promoting start-ups!
We look forward to hearing from you.

Key Visual von SUPRA; Logo des Auftraggeber des SUPRA-Projektes: Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie, EXIST, Europäischer Sozialfonds, Europäische Union
The Start-up-Manufaktur is part of the project Start-up Programm Rheinbach Sankt Augustin (SUPRA), which is funded by the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy as part of the EXIST programme.