November 20, 2021, free online event

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Do you have a good start-up idea and want to start now?
Would you like to take over a company and need support?
Are you already self-employed and would like to advance your company further?
Would you like to make a successful start in the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region, use the versatility and high economic power of this strong region and become part of it?

Then take part in START Rhein-Neckar on November 20, 2021, the most important event for founders and self-employed people in the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region.

Click the button save the date and enter the event in your digital calendar today. 

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The program will be published in October 2021.






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The start-up day ... goes digital

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Dear founders,
Dear Sir or Madam,

The Rhein-Neckar start-up day has been proving for over 20 years how synergies can be created for start-ups when regions and countries join forces. A dynamic start-up culture paired with an innovative spirit of invention are important driving forces for a strong medium-sized company and the hidden champions of tomorrow.
The Start-up BW state campaign launched by the Ministry of Economic Affairs makes the founders visible in the state and depicts the diversity of the start-up ecosystems with the Start-up BW accelerators, competitions and financing options.
Many start-ups are currently feeling the effects of the corona pandemic. With our “Start-up BW Pro-Tect” program, we are doing everything we can to get innovative and promising start-up projects through this crisis as well as possible.
I am particularly pleased that the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region continues to support the founders in this situation and enables the start-up day to take place as an online event. Thank you very much for your commitment and I wish all participants lots of ideas and a lively exchange on November 21!

Dr. Nicole Hoffmeister-Kraut MdL
Minister for Economics, Labor and Housing for the State of Baden-Württemberg

Stefan Dallinger
District Administrator Rhein-Neckar-Kreis

"We have to make the excellent conditions of the entire region even better known in order to promote our enormous innovative and economic power and people with ideas, courage and entrepreneurial spirit - the 21st Rhein-Neckar start-up day is also an important sign in this direction."

Dr. Christine Brockmann
Metropolitan Region Rhein-Neckar GmbH

“Founders invigorate the economy in the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region with fresh ideas. In the current situation in particular, this is more important than ever. The start-up day provides the right tools for the successful leap into self-employment. And that also works safely on the digital route. "

Business start-up day Rhein-Neckar 2020 - review

Challenge accepted: partners, audience and actors attest digital potential to the 21st Rhein-Neckar Business Start-up Day / 22nd Rhein-Neckar Business Start-Up Day on November 20, 2021 Mannheim / Wiesloch, December 08.12.2020th, XNUMX.
7 hours, 6 minutes and 14 seconds livestream with start impulse, a keynote, a panel talk, 4 founder interviews and 2 international formats, plus 19 sessions, 21 speakers, 20 stage actors and 5 technicians - not to forget 9 days open House for exhibitors and speakers as well as more than 50 hours of test runs on Hopin: This is the digital start-up day Rhein-Neckar 2020 in first figures. 


Thank you for your interest in reporting on the Rhein-Neckar Business Start-Up Day.
Here in our press area you will find press photos as well as the closing message for the 20th Rhein-Neckar Business Start-Up Day.
The press releases for the 22nd edition of the Rhein-Neckar Business Start-Up Day, START Rhein-Neckar, will be available for download in due course.

Please note the respective picture credits when using the image material.

For questions, further information on the events or the placement of interview partners, please do not hesitate to contact us at or by phone at +49 (0) 621 122 977 50.

Final message December 8.12.2020th, XNUMX
Digital challenge accepted / 22nd Rhein-Neckar start-up day on November 20, 2021


Press release November 21.11.2020, XNUMX
Start of the digital start-up day Rhein-Neckar on November 21.11.2020, XNUMX


Press release November 5.11.2020, XNUMX
Register now for free! Connect on November 21, join the discussion, participate and benefit sustainably.


Press release November 26.10.2020, XNUMX

Start now! The program is online, registration is active: The 21st Rhein-Neckar start-up day ... goes digital


Final message December 26.11.2019th, XNUMX
Anniversary success: Around 1.800 participants at the 20th Rhein-Neckar Business Start-Up Day


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Impressions in images and moving images, videos on demand.

The digital challenge: The 21st Rhein-Neckar Business Start-Up Day on November 21.11.2020, XNUMX will be virtual at your home.
The anniversary event: The 20th Rhein-Neckar start-up day on November 23.11.2019, XNUMX in Speyer.

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START Rhein-Neckar project office

Agency Ressmann eK
Alexandra Altmann
Christina Bleck

At parade ground 2
68167 Mannheim

    +49 (0) 621 122 977 40