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Center for Entrepreneurship Düsseldorf

Welcome to CEDUS

The Center for Entrepreneurship Düsseldorf (CEDUS) at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf is committed to a vibrant, collaborative start-up culture - both here at the university and in the region. Whether in our office hours or a speedback session, whether in a classic start-up consultation or at one of our numerous events: We are your contact for all questions about self-employment and starting a business.

In order to prepare you optimally for your start-up, the curriculum of the Chair of Business Administration, in particular Entrepreneurship and Financing, here at the HHU, is also a good choice.

Furthermore, we are part of the Gründungsnetzwerk Düsseldorf and many other industry networks and cooperate with regional partners who support your start-up project as experts.

Our tasks

  • Advising students, graduates and researchers on the way to founding their own company
  • Imparting knowledge relevant to startups for a successful start into professional self-employment and business startups
  • Advice and support in acquiring and applying for funding
  • Procuration of a suitable support for the startup project from the CEDUS expert network

Our consultations, mediations and other services are free of charge for you.

HHU Ideas Competition and GFFU Startup Competition 2022

The HHU is looking for new startup ideas with potential from which viable business models can be developed. You have a first idea in mind and now want to develop your creative approach further? Then take part in our HHU ideas competition and win prizes worth up to 800 €.

The GFFU is looking for outstanding startup concepts that have already been developed and are about to be transferred to the application stage. The aim of the GFFU Startup Competition is to support you in the establishment and further development of your company. The 1st place: a scholarship in the amount of 50.000 €.

Our offer for you

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