The GründerRegion Aachen initiative was launched in 1999 as an umbrella brand for around 40 establishments in the field of business start-up support.
Over the past 20 years, it has developed as a merger of now 14 supporting institutions into a regional brand for the topic of business start-ups and business support. The economic region of Aachen, consisting of the city region of Aachen and the districts of Düren, Euskirchen and Heinsberg, has long been characterized by a high level of competence in advising and supporting start-ups and young entrepreneurs in a nationwide comparison. Around 40 institutions give founders with an entrepreneurial flair and good business ideas the tools they need to prepare and support them for their tasks as entrepreneurs.
The aim of the GründerRegion is to make the comprehensive advisory services of the participating institutions more transparent and to further optimize the advisory process. From the initial consultation to qualified support in developing the business plan to corporate financing, everything takes place in just a few precisely coordinated steps.
In addition, there are the topics of qualification, coaching, advice on relocation, growth advice and support in matters of corporate succession. Since 1999 the number of companies in the Aachen, Düren, Euskirchen and Heinsberg economic region has grown by around 26 percent to over 94,000 today.