What’s the EDR Project?

The project “Startup Ems-Dollart Region” aims to promote the cross-border cooperation of startups and young entrepreneurs between the North of the Netherlands and Northwest Germany.

This website aims to provide startups and young entrepreneurs with the opportunity to establish contact opportunities with regional support organizations and mentors in order to receive individual support from them on business models, business development and access to important network contacts in the region. Furthermore, all startup support institutions located in the Ems-Dollart region can be searched and found via the Startup Map of this website.

Startup-EDR Mentors 

The mentors of the Startup EDR project support founders and startups in the Ems-Dollart region in the implementation of their business ideas.
Startups and founders can benefit especially from the support in the areas of business model development, expertise and the mediation of strategic partnerships. In addition, startups and founders also gain access to valuable industry and network contacts in the respective region via the mentors.

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Support offers

The Startup EDR is a project that aims to enable all startups and founders to receive the appropriate support from regional startup partners to work on their idea or develop their startup project. Below are some facilities of the Startup EDR project where startups and founders can find support.

We support Startups!

Hanzehogeschool Groningen 

Building a broad network is one of the biggest challenges for start-ups. The Hanzehogeschool Groningen therefore supports start-ups through its international relations. 

Inqubator Leeuwarden 

To help young companies get started and grow, the Inqubator Leeuwarden offers a cross-sector mentoring programme.

Growing Workplace Cooperatie

As an accelerator, Zero to one offers foreign start-ups support in settling in the region and acts as an intermediary for start-up visas.

IT-Dienstleistungsgesellschaft mbH

In cooperation with regional partners, it.emsland organises events to promote start-ups and digitisation and supports innovative start-ups.

Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg

The Start-up and Innovation Centre (GIZ) at the Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg is a central contact point for people interested in setting up their own business and for young entrepreneurs.

Emder GründerInnenZentrum GmbH 

In addition to areas for settlement, the Emder GründerInnenZentrum GmbH offers events with topics relevant to start-ups, workshops and start-up weekends.