Introducing Media Partner Medien Cluster NRW


We’re incredibly thankful and delighted that Medien Cluster NRW has offered to repeat the successful live-blog from Startup Weekend Cologne like last year! So stay tuned to for the news if you’re participating or if you couldn’t make it this year!

We’re looking forward to Thomas @boydroid Riedel’s live reporting from the weekend!


About Mediencluster NRW GmbH, the media cluster of North Rhine-Westphalia

The media cluster contributes to cultivating the attractiveness of North Rhine-Westphalia as a media state, activates potential and supports innovation and growth. It provides a comprehensive information and service offering encompassing networking, possibilities for funding and financing, the establishment of companies in the state, and media training, all the way to the realisation of new business opportunities. Impulses and developments in terms of content and developments in the media environment are continually observed and made visible for the national and international media industry. Since 2011 the company is part of the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW.

Main tasks
Through interdisciplinary interlinkage of all media segments, Mediencluster NRW initiates a continuous dialogue across all types of media and promotes cooperation – from TV, film, radio over games, advertising, publishing to digital media as key to unlock new international value chains. Furthermore, Mediencluster NRW provides a wide range of professional services on the following topics: funding and financing (especially for SMEs and Start-ups), business setups, external investments, media education or the implementation of new business opportunities. It is intended to expand activities on a pan-European level initiating international cooperation and conflation of business, science and politics through EU programmes.

Mediencluster NRW is committed to lead North Rhine-Westphalia towards greater economic prosperity through sustainable economic development.

We are open for international cooperation with regards to EU projects as well as other activities ranging from networking activities over knowledge exchange to joint business collaborations.

Mediencluster NRW GmbH
c/o Film und Medienstiftung NRW
Kaistr. 14
40221 Düsseldorf