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Centre for Entrepreneurship, Innovation and SMEs - CENTIM

Partner network of the Start-up-Manufaktur

A solid network strengthens the start-up culture: Our entrepreneurship centre is proud to have many successful companies and personalities from the regional start-up ecosystem as partners. Together we organise events and exchange ideas on start-up-specific topics. Do you have a specific concern that one of our partners could possibly help you with? Feel free to contact us.

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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 is a long-standing partner of the university, and together we realise various events to connect the community in the region.

Falling Walls Foundation

Falling Walls is the unique global hub connecting science, business, and society. The Young Entrepreneurs in Science (YES) initiative aims to inspire doctoral students and postdocs to think and act entrepreneurially by offering further education. 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. Representatives of HTGF regularly take over courses or workshops. 

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 Transfer Center 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 realise various events to connect the community in the region.

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.

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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.


Through mentoring and coaching programmes, WoMentor provides access to expertise, networks and advice for all, regardless of gender or background, to realise their full potential and make their best contribution to a more sustainable and equal society. WoMentor also supports companies and organisations in creating an innovative culture for equality and diversity.

Interested in cooperating 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.

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The Start-up-Manufaktur is an initiative of CENTIM and is funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action as part of the EXIST programme (Logos:


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Karoline Noth

Projekt SUPRA


Sankt Augustin


H 306


Grantham-Allee 20

53757, Sankt Augustin


+49 2241 865