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Center for Entrepreneurship Düsseldorf

CEDUS - Your startup consultancy at HHU

Welcome to CEDUS

The Center for Entrepreneurship Düsseldorf (CEDUS) at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf is your contact for all questions related to self-employment and starting a business. We support students, graduates and researchers in developing business ideas and, in addition to our free startup advice, also offer numerous workshops and events on entrepreneurial skills and sustainable entrepreneurship. Our team of advisors helps you with the acquisition and application of funding and connects you with experts from different business sectors. Visit us to learn more and start your entrepreneurial journey!

We help you to start up!

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.


We offer


Neue Förderung für Gründerinnen! Im Januar startete am CEDUS der Female Entrepreneurship Incubator (FEIN), der sich explizit an gründungsinteressierte Frauen der HHU richtet und sie bei ihren Gründungsvorhaben unterstützt.

Our upcoming events


Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf is looking for ideas and solutions that you have encountered in your studies, research or everyday life. You have an initial idea in mind and would now like to develop your creative approach further? Then take part in our HHU Ideas Competition and win prizes worth up to € 1.000.

New support for female founders

HHU has received approval for EXIST-Women from the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection. This funding will enable the Female Entrepreneurship Incubator (FEIN) to be launched at CEDUS in January 2024, which is explicitly aimed at women at HHU who are interested in founding a company and supports them in their startup project. Read all information here: EXIST-Women

Ask the tax consultant

90-minute open consultation hour! Every second Tuesday of the month, tax consultant Maximilian Hülswitt from Schmaltz und Partner is available to answer your questions.

Simply register for the appointments and dial into the online meeting punctually at 2 p.m.

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