Tailor-made matchmaking with industry partners, potential customers, and investors is the DNA of HIGH-TECH.NRW.

We connect high potential start-ups with top-class partners from our network of experts who have their own start-up experience or have successfully managed or led departments or companies as managing directors or corporate professionals.

Our mentors advise and accompany the start-ups from our batches individually on issues related to the validation and commercialization of the business model, they contribute their expertise, diverse experience and first-hand knowledge of the industry and establish important contacts to potential pilot customers and investors.

Entrepreneurs, engineers, professors, scientists and investors

Our mentors are people who drive high-tech and deep-tech start-ups forward …

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Become a mentor and help shape deep-tech in NRW

The right mentors are a crucial success factor for young founders, because entrepreneurial expertise and industry knowledge can often only be built up through years of experience. This knowledge helps start-ups to ask the right strategic questions early on and to prepare themselves in the best possible way for further development, scaling or financing of their companies.

We are constantly expanding our partner network and are always pleased to receive interest from mentors with a strong value-add from the defined technology and industry fields:

  • High-tech and deep-tech experts from high-tech companies
  • High-tech founders who want to give something back
  • Serial founders and entrepreneurs who believe in the tech ecosystem in NRW
  • Business angels, VCs and family offices interested in deep-tech ventures

In return, mentors not only get exclusive access to our portfolio, but also become an official part of the high-tech and deep-tech ecosystem in NRW at the same time.

The activity as a mentor is carried out exclusively on a voluntary basis.

Corporate Partners und Sponsorship

In addition to mentorship, you and your company can also act as corporate partners and benefit from the various networking formats for your company as well.

Talk to us about this and we will be happy to help you!

Are you interested?

Are you curious now? Register now and accelerate high-tech and deep-tech ventures.