Start-up Day Rhine-Neckar

Most important business start-up stage of the area.
Customer
Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region and in annual exchange a specially chosen economic business development corporation of the metropolitan region.
Event
Public exhibition. Congress. In changing locations of the area.
Year 
2002 - 2020
The start-up day Rhine-Neckar is one of the biggest and most complex events regarding business founding in the region. More than 2,000 founders did benefit from the event with changing locations for each year but in 2020 as an online conference.
The Project and the Brief
As a central, agile and lively start-up stage, we offer events and online platforms which contain possibilities for founders, young entrepreneurs, freelancers and successors to inform about the consulting services and the key aspects of business founding. They are all for free and offer the chance to connect with successful people of the sector in the metropolitan region. Within a top-class program of workshops, stages and tutorials practical information is provided. Another central piece of the event is an accompanying exhibition in which about 50 institutions, chambers of commerce and companies present themselves.
Idea and Implementation
In the year 2002, the metropolitan region Rhine-Neckar commissioned us to manage the relaunch of the platform which was originally started in 1999. The start-up day was supposed to be built on a longterm successful base. We reworked the whole event concept, created space for cooperation, network and exchange as well as raising demands on the day itself. The successful sponsoring concept was installed and with about 25 partners and sponsors, the events have gained significance far beyond the region. Since 18 years we take responsibility for the event in full service: we work hand in hand with the metropolitan region Rhine-Neckar GmbH and central associations or economic organisations to develop the content alignment. Public work, media cooperation, event media, advertisement, realization of the event and contemporary development, for example, implantation of interactive elements, is our main business. Today the “Existenzgründungstag Rhein-Neckar” belongs to the high-class events of the region with its 2.000 participants and is one of the most successful start-up platforms nationwide.
Participants 
more than 2.000 founders, self-employed people and freelancer. Main partners included: the ministry of economics and energy, chamber of trade Mannheim Rhine-Neckar-Odenwald, IHK Rhine-Neckar, L-Bank, Sparkasse Heidelberg, Smarttec-Sevices as well as ABT media group. Co-partners: guarantee bank institute and medium-sized holding company Baden-Württemberg GmbH, an association of self-employed people Baden-Württemberg e. V., Chembiz, RTG Revision & Treuhand GmbH Dr. Böhmer and partners, Volksbank of Heidelberg, Startup Mannheim, SRH Heidelberg, accounting firms Kuhn PartGmbB tax advisors, technology centre of Ludwigshafen, regional innovations centre of Ludwigshafen, Volksbank Kurpfalz eG, VR bank Rhine-Neckar eG and the economic development company Ludwigshafen mbH. 30 speakers and entrepreneurs on the podium and in interviews, as well as 100 representatives of the 50 economic associations, chambers institutions and the free economy at the exhibitions.
Feedback - a selection

17th start-up day
Metropolitan region Rhine-Neckar 19.11.2016

Thank you!
1. The team Lukom enjoyed working with you. 2. You did a great job 3. Passion, humour, spontaneity is what distinguishes you. Conclusion: Unfortunately I´m too old to start a new business – for praising the day I´m young enough! Thank you! Great achievement! Short answer from my phone because I am on the road.

Michael Cordier
Executive director LUKOM
Congress and marketing association of Ludwigshafen mbH


16th start-up day
Metropolitan region Rhine-Neckar 2015

We want to thank you for the overall successful start-up day Rhine-Neckar and its great realization. The feedback has been thoroughly positive. For sure, the agency Ressmann and the economic promotion of Mannheim made a great impression and we are looking forward to working with you again.

Stefan Orschiedt
Head of location marketing /economic promotion metropolitan region Rhine Neckar GmbH