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Startup Service

Time to found!

Do you have an initial idea for a start-up or would you like to know how we here at HHU can support you on your way to self-employment or your own start-up? The CEDUS team accompanies you and your project right from the start and shows you the way to the right support for your business start-up.

We help you to classify your business idea by creating a first rough business plan through a Business Model Canvas. The results of this will then be used to provide advice on funding programs or refer you to our CEDUS network of experts.

We help you to start up!

Consulting hour with appointment booking

Prospective founders can inform themselves about the steps of a startup in an initial consultation and discuss the further course of the startup process with the CEDUS team.

We offer our consulting services digitally or analogously in our offices:

  • Monday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 12 a.m.
  • Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

You would like to make a free consultation appointment with our consultants? Then secure your appointment here.

If the dates are not convenient, we will surely find an alternative date. Please send a short two-line message to:

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 your preferred date and dial into the online meeting punctually at 2 p.m.

date time place
tuesday, March 12th 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m online
tuesday, April 4th 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. online
tuesday, May 14th 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. online
tuesday, June 11th 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. online

We offer

You have an innovative startup project and are looking for funding or seed capital to implement your startup idea?


CEDUS offers individual advice and support on inventions and patents to all members of the HHU via the Research Management and Transfer Department.


CEDUS is integrated into the Düsseldorf startup network and the regional industry networks. Additional experts are available for professional startup support via other partners at the Düsseldorf location.


Looking for reinforcement? We are happy to share your job applications for co-founders, employees, working students and interns here.


Our Consultants

Our experts bring cumulative experience and expertise to support you through every phase of your corporate journey.

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Deputy Head of CEDUS & Consulting

Isabell Nethke
Building: 25.12
Floor/Room: 00.35
+49 211 81-11643

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Thomas van den Boom
Building: 25.12
Floor/Room: 00.34
+49 211 81-10307

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Julia Riensche
Building: 25.12
Floor/Room: 00.35
+49 211 81-11371

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Consulting classic business startup

Matthias Rombey

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