Make ideas work.

Welcome to Gateway Excellence Start-up Center. We are your partner for consulting and coaching in all aspects of founding and start-ups.

We support more than 35 start-up teams at the University of Cologne: B2B, B2C, social start-ups, consumer goods and tech start-ups. Our focus is on the knowledge- and technology-based concepts.

We provide our start-ups not only with advice and support from our start-up coaches and mentors. They are also offered workplaces at two of our incubator locations.

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Gateway Accelerator

We make ideas work – in six months with you!

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Demo Day 2022 - Pitching at its best

Der Gateway Accelerator verabschiedet den Batch #1 aus 2021

Gateway ESC is the place for like-minded people and other start-ups to meet and exchange ideas. You will learn a great amount and receive lots of support.

Nils Lohmann, socialbnb

I particularly appreciate the extensive advice and support provided by the start-up coaches.

Jasper Klimas, DynAmaze

Three reasons for Gateway ESC

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No mandatory equity levy - fully free accelerator program

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Large international start-up ecosystem of mentors, alumni and coaches

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Frequent networking events with alumni, businesses, and start-ups