North Rhine-Westphalia is home to the largest number of US companies in Germany. NRW is evolving behind Berlin but ahead of Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg into the home of numerous start-up companies, especially in the field of digitalization. The successful establishment of digital hubs, supported by the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, in Aachen, Bonn, Düsseldorf and Cologne is proof of this.

Further information can be found on the following websites:

We would also like to highlight a recent survey, led by the Institut der Deutschen Wirtschaft (IW) in Cologne:

Since most start-ups focus on quickly internationalizing and opening onto the American market, AmerikaHaus NRW e.V. is an ideal partner: we are in close contact with the state government of NRW, the U.S. embassy, and the U.S. Consulate General in Düsseldorf and boast various international law firms and business consultancies as members of our organization. Therefore we have the ability to offer start-up companies a great platform to successfully accompany and support their leap into the American market.

We often appear at trade fairs; a partner of ours was notably awarded the “Female Entrepreneurship Award” at the trade fair startupCon.

Interested start-ups can get a 90% discount on a corporate membership with Amerika Haus e.V. NRW (with the reduced price coming to 300€ per annum).

Interested start-ups are invited to use the corporate membership application form to apply. Please enclose a copy of the company's registration in the commercial register as proof of the company's designation as a "start-up".