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Empowering entrepreneurs: The role of Gateway Gründungsnetz in Cologne’s start-up landscape

Elena Galán-Muros
Gateway gründungsnetz case study

Supporting students and scientists with entrepreneurial aspirations has become a priority for the Gateway Gründungsnetz (Gateway Start-up Network), a collective of 17 institutions in Cologne dedicated to promoting knowledge-based entrepreneurship.

This network acknowledges the importance of universities as key contributors to start-up ecosystems and recognises the value of collaboration between its various stakeholders. By bundling their resources, these institutions aim to provide more efficient and tailored offerings to upcoming start-ups.

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This case study is based on the 2023 UIIN Conference submission by Marc Kley, CEO at Gateway ESC, and Stephanie Grubenbecher, Head at Gateway Start-up Service TH Köln.

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