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Master Craftsman Start-up Bonus

North Rhine-Westphalia is helping craft start-ups in a variety of ways. A proven funding instrument, newly established in 2021, is the Master Craftswoman/Craftsman Start-up Bonus, known as the MGP.

Our mission: start-ups in NRW

North Rhine-Westphalia is set to become one of the leading start-up hotspots in Germany and Europe. To this end, we bundle together expertise and financing options in the state and offer answers to all questions relating to your start-up. All you have to do is start a business.

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    GRÜNDER­STIPENDIUM NRW

    A year of support for your business start-up: advice, contacts and a grant of 1000 euros per month for a maximum of one year.

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    Master Craftswoman/Craftsman Start-up Bonus: Investment cost subsidy for craft in North Rhine-Westphalia

    North Rhine-Westphalia is helping craft start-ups in a variety of ways. A proven funding instrument, newly established in 2021, is the Master Craftswoman/Craftsman Start-up Bonus, known as the MGP.

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    startups.nrw: all start-ups, investors and hubs under one roof

    The portal startups.nrw brings together more than 1,600 start-ups in North Rhine-Westphalia in a central database. Its purpose is to provide a clearer overview of the North Rhine-Westphalia start-up ecosystem and to improve networking between start-ups, businesses, investors and digital hubs.

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    Wirtschafts-Service-Portal NRW

    Run commercial advertisements around the clock and from anywhere: carry out your administrative procedures completely digitally with the Wirtschafts-Service-Portal NRW.

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