The start-up scene in Mönchengladbach is on the move. Only: Until now, the start-up ecosystem lacked a central location, a start-up factory, that would create real impetus and bring added benefits to the community and everyone involved. A wide variety of stakeholders such as start-ups, creative professionals, researchers, medium-sized companies and (educational) institutions come together at this location. It is important that this results in communication, mutual learning, cooperation, innovation transfer and, ultimately, business.
To make this happen, the WESTEND.MG, a central location for entrepreneurship and innovation in Mönchengladbach, is being set up in a 4,000 square metre hall in the SMS Business Park. The WFMG (project management), the city of Mönchengladbach, SMS Businesspark City GmbH, Stadtsparkasse and the digitalisation and start-up association nextMG are getting the ball rolling together – with the firm intention of getting more partners on board. The project is initially planned to run for three years.