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Gateway Connect at the University of Cologne

Together we create something big!

We are creating a unique hub: bringing together in our community individuals and organisations involved in science and technology-based startups.

Our growing network is an exciting hub for a diverse community of both non-university and intra-university friends of Gateway ESC.

Become a part of Gateway Connect at the University of Cologne

Gateway Connect creates a space of interaction and exchange across different industries and research areas with a strong connection to the start-up ecosystem.

  • Events with keynotes and a strong networking focus
  • Talent connection with our start-ups
  • Partnership programs with businesses, associations and organisations
  • Opportunities for active participation in a variety of volunteer programs, such as mentoring
  • A large number of touch points at local, national and international level within the ecosystem
  • A vibrant and dynamic community concept

Events at Gateway ESC

Together with our cooperation partners, we regularly organise exciting lectures, insightful workshops and networking events all around the start-up scene.

No matter if you already started your own business, would like to learn more about entrepreneurship and management, or want to get a taste of start-up life - there's something for you here!

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Get to know our networks

Advantages of our network


Easy community access


Knowledge-based events & networking


The latest findings from the scientific community


Mentoring programs


Inspiring new ideas & contacts

Get in touch with us

Network & Fundraising Team

Elena Knispel, Christine Nauroth, Gudrun Kuhlmeier, Marlena Kopicki (in Elternzeit)