Vitaly Chukanov in front of his product, a semi-trailer with an electric engine
eTrucks for clean, efficient logistics

Sustainable, cost-efficient, productive – these advantages speak according to co-founder Vitaly Chukanov for ANT Machines. These trucks are to be used wherever truck trailers and containerised goods are moved over shorter distances.

Founding stories

  • Krzysztof Mędrala
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    MedApp, a Polish company headquartered in Krakow, is a technology company that aims to contribute to better patient care and ultimately save lives with innovative solutions in the field of diagnostic imaging and the latest digital medicine. In 2022, MedApp plans to expand to Germany, among other countries. Düsseldorf is the location of choice.

  • Entrepreneurship is a medium of creating an impact in the world.
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    Would vegshelf have been successful five years ago? Definitely not, says the founder. vegshelf is a B2B platform for plant-based food products to enable restaurants and stores to not only discover or find all the emerging plant-based and vegan food products, but also to source them.

  • The two founders of Socialbnb sitting side by side with their laptops
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    #NeueGründerzeit Nordrhein-Westfalen spoke to Nils Lohmann, co-founder and director of Socialbnb, about values, wishes and knowledge transfer for budding entrepreneurs.

  • From left to right: Johannes Späth, Eric Bodden, Manuel Benz and Andreas Dann
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    #NeueGründerzeit Nordrhein-Westfalen spoke to Dr Johannes Späth, co-founder of CodeShield, about the company’s initial success as a young business, proof of concept, employee recruitment and pitching experiences.

  • Mirko Mollik sitting in front of a laptop
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    #NeueGründerzeit Nordrhein-Westfalen spoke to founder Mirko Mollik about the challenges of start-ups in the IT sector, the added value from networking, start-up financing and repeatedly weighing up option A compared with option B.

  • Lynn Marie Zapp and Meike Haagmans, the founders of littleplan, are standing on a hight table
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    Wissen, was im Notfall zu tun ist: Das haben Meike Haagmans und Lynn Marie Zapp zum Motto ihres Unternehmens gemacht. Wendeposter gehörten zu den ersten Produkten, die Erste-Hilfe-Infos dorthin bringen, wo sie benötigt werden – zu uns allen. Mittlerweile haben Meike und Lynn ihr Portfolio ausgebaut, geben auch Erste-Hilfe-Workshops, sind im Einzelhandel gelistet und träumen davon, von Schulen angefragt zu werden.

  • Alexander Braden and Johanna von Lobenstein, founders of Elona Health, sitting on a sofa with a laptop.f einen Laptop.
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    Dass in der Therapiesitzung Besprochene im Alltag anwenden – was so leicht klingt, ist für viele Menschen eine Hürde. Elona Health hilft dabei. Die innovative Digitallösung des Düsseldorfer Start-ups wird per Rezept verschrieben und von den Krankenkassen bezahlt. Wie es zur Gründung kam und was Alexander und Johanna motiviert, jeden Tag an der App weiterzuarbeiten, erzählen sie uns bei einem Besuch in den Praxisräumen.