North Rhine-Westphalia is home to by far 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 the 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 make a reference to a recent survey on this topic, undertaken by the Institut der Deutschen Wirtschaft (IW) in Cologne:

Since most start-ups aim for a fast internationalization and above all a presence on the US-American market, Amerika Haus e.V. NRW is the ideal partner here: on the one hand, we are in close contact with the federal state government NRW, the US embassy, and the US consulate in Düsseldorf; on the other hand, international law firms and business consultancies are members of our organization. Therefore start-up companies find in us a great platform to successfully accompany and support their leap into the US-American market.

Trade fair appearances, e.g. with a successfully awarded “Female Entrepreneurship Award” at the startupCon, belong to our regular fields of activity.

Interested start-ups can get a 90% discount company membership with Amerika Haus e.V. NRW at a reduced price of 300€ per annum.

Interested companies are invited to use the form for companies and enclose a current extract from the commercial register to proof the recent foundation of their company.