Why collæb?

Aachen is a fast-growing hub for start-ups, particularly attractive to entrepreneurs in deep-tech. Its vigorous start-up scene is attracting founders as well as investors. An expanding local community of inventors, entrepreneurs, mentors, VCs and investors has built a dynamic support and networking system in which you can get all the feedback and support you need to get your business off the ground. Within this ecosystem, local institutions like universities are also available to provide assistance in fostering your business. Their infrastructure, services and incubators are on hand to offer practical help with day-to-day issues faced by start-ups. But how to find the perfect offer for your needs? This is what collæb is all about.

As a platform for the Aachen Entrepreneurship community

collæb is the single point of contact for everybody who is into entrepreneurship,

collæb helps you find a partner, a coach, a mentor or an investor,

collæb connects all our interest groups, partners and individual supporters,

collæb gives you a comprehensive overview of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in and around Aachen.

So, plunge in and and find what you are looking for! Let’s collaborate. Let’s collæb!

Innovation | RWTH Aachen University

RWTH Innovation is the central contact point for all entrepreneurship activities at RWTH Aachen University and a merger of the RWTH Innovation GmbH (subsidiary for technology transfer) and the Entrepreneurship Center within the Chair of Economics for Engineers and Scientists (WIN). Supported by the „Exzellenz Start-up Center.NRW“ and „EXIST-Potentiale“ initiatives, RWTH Innovation advises and supports those interested in founding a company and turning innovative ideas into viable business models. With more than 30 experienced startup coaches, we mobilize, enable and support entrepreneurs on their journey.


As part of the „Digital Economy NRW“ initiative by the Ministry of Economic Affairs of North Rhine-Westphalia, the digitalHUB Aachen brings together digital startups and IT SMEs with established companies in the digitalCHURCH to jointly develop and realize new digital business models. For startups, the digitalHUB offers not only co-working in the digitalCHURCH and targeted matching, but also coaching and training and a special incubation program.


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AC.E Aachener Entrepreneurship Team e.V. (student initiative) is a community of founders, students and young professionals with the goal to strengthen the startup culture in Aachen. We empower students to develop, implement and grow their ideas.

That’s why we organize workshops, to impart startup relevant knowledge, projects to put this knowledge into practice, and events by and for founders and those interested in starting a business. No idea should remain unspoken!

FH Aachen

FH Aachen offers its students a first-rate course of study that superbly prepares them for jobs in modern and trendsetting professions. In line with market requirements, more than 90 Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes aren’t just offered as full-time courses of study, but also as dual study programmes.

A new arising opportunity to this educational path is the start-up center of the FH Aachen, currently in development. The start-up center is the first point of contact for all members of the FH Aachen in terms of practical start-up support. In doing so, we offer structured multi-phase coaching, from mid-2021 an excellently equipped prototype lab „Match Box“ including coworking spaces, consulting in technological and (product) design topics, support in applying for funding and much more. Together with the other partners of the FH Aachen as well as with the regional partners, we represent everything that helps to transform innovations into startups. ‚Innovation support‘ and ‚teaching entrepreneurial practice‘ is our core business and our heart beats for the promotion of sustainable development goals.


Since 1999, 14 supporting institutions from the field of economic development have formed the GründerRegion Aachen, Düren, Euskirchen, Heinsberg. As the central point of contact, the GründerRegion bundles regional activities in the field of start-up support and supports founders from all sectors on their way to entrepreneurial independence and entrepreneurs in their growth. It raises awareness of the subject of entrepreneurship and helps create a positive start-up climate and establish an entrepreneurial culture.