November 20, 2021, free online event


26 START sessions with practical information, more than 70 experts and 12 top founders in exciting talks and interviews.

Comprehensive advice and information on the subject of self-employment at first hand from the chambers of industry and commerce, business development agencies, associations, institutions, initiatives and companies.
Listen - find out more or exchange ideas directly with the experts and other participants.
Simply register free of charge and switch on on the day.

We wish you every success with your start.

Start Rhein-Neckar in 2021

Daniela Smith
Minister for Economy, Transport, Agriculture and Viticulture Rhineland-Palatinate
Dear founders,
Dear Sir or Madam,

the founders in our country are those who have the courage to face the challenge of independence. They have smart ideas, take advantage of gaps in the market and create new markets. This is how they shape the structural change and are driving digital transformation right now. As Minister of Economic Affairs, it is therefore important to me to awaken the founding spirit in Rhineland-Palatinate, to strengthen the motivation to start up and to create a lively start-up culture. START Rhein-Neckar supports this goal, because this free online event not only offers a wealth of practical information and advice, but also valuable contacts to the start-up ecosystem. START Rhein-Neckar is an encouraging event that can stimulate and accompany the path to your own company. I am looking forward to the event and wish all participants that they take with them a lot of sustainable impulses for the path to self-employment.

dr Nicole Hoffmeister-Kraut MdL
Minister for Economy, Labor and Tourism
of the state of Baden-Württemberg

Dear founders,
Dear Sir or Madam,

We are experiencing times in which technologies are changing rapidly, classic industries are turned upside down and start-ups have become indispensable cooperation partners for established companies.

With our state campaign Start-up BW, together with our partners in the state, we are resolutely promoting the entrepreneurial spirit in Baden-Württemberg: With 14 state-wide start-up BW accelerators, we have created technology and industry-specific Olympic support points for start-ups. Of these, three are in the Rhine-Neckar region alone.

The diversified range of start-up and start-up support in the Rhine-Neckar region is one of the best in the country.

Convince yourself at START Rhein-Neckar, the most important event for start-ups in the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region.

Only together can we create a new spirit of optimism and offers that have a lasting effect.

I wish all start-ups, founders and young entrepreneurs every success.

Peter John
Managing Director of the Metropolitan Region
Rhein-Neckar GmbH

Welcome to all starters!
Do you want to start your own business? Start a business? Even if you are already in the process of founding a company, START Rhein-Neckar is the right place for you. Because here you will meet experts who will advise you free of charge, provide you with comprehensive information and answer your questions.
With its offer, this digital and free advanced training congress with a wide range of networking options fits our region. Because getting started is simply a part of this - from handicrafts to topics such as hydrogen technology, life science or artificial intelligence.

We want to support all founders in the region and have further developed the offer with new formats: Let us go beyond our region with START Rhein-Neckar at the same time and motivate founders to start in our region with the optimal conditions on site. Because this is where new beginnings are created.
We look forward to seeing you on November 20th.  

The program

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experts Forum

Associations, chambers, business development agencies, networks, institutions and companies present information, services and programs with the possibility of individual contact. Experts advise live in the NETWORKING HOURS of 13:00 p.m. - 14:00 p.m. and 15:30 p.m. - 16:30 p.m.

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