The future of logistics and supply chain: our startups!

We support founders and startups that develop innovations for logistics and supply chain: In our incubator program and startup community.

Our incubator program

Selected startups benefit from this for six months in our free incubator program:

Networking with logistics and industrial companies

Support in initiating pilot projects

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Creating a first prototype

Infrastructure with co-working spaces

Workshops and individual coaching

Guidance in the area of PR and marketing

Incubator = networking, coaching & infrastructure

We also provide all startups with our infrastructure with co-working spaces and meeting rooms in Duisburg's inner harbor. Here You can find more information about our location.

We also support early-stage startups with mentors in our partner network when creating an initial prototype.

As part of an early-stage logistics start-up, you can apply for a place in our incubator program here. From all applications, our jury of experts will then select the startups that are allowed to participate in our program.

Currently is none Incubator application phase.

Free benefits for startups

Be part of our startup community!

Startups that are already established in the market cannot participate in our incubator program, but can become part of our exclusive free startport startup community.

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Access and visible member of the startport logistics and supply chain startup community with over 150 companies (industrial and logistics companies, startups, VCs and research institutions)
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Participation in exclusive events (e.g. Investor Day, Future Logistics) + possible allocation of speaker slots subject to thematic agreement
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Possible access to discounted tickets and joint stands at national and international trade fairs/events
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Booking workplaces and meeting rooms in our co-working space at discounted rates
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Free participation in workshops by our partners such as EY, etc.
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Special conditions for exhibition stands and tickets for STARTPORT events
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Possible integration into communication measures
To the startup community

Frequently asked questions

Do you have any questions about the application, the program or startport? Have a look at the small collection of questions to see if everything is answered. Your question is not included? Don't hesitate and feel free to get in touch with us — we look forward to hearing from you!

How long does the incubator program last?

Our program is scheduled for 6 months. During this time, you will be actively supported as a STARTPORT start-up and benefit from close and regular exchange both with startups from current and previous batches as well as with individually tailored coaching and workshops as well as access to the logistics industry and our network of experts.

Is the incubator program right for me?

Our focus is on startups in the logistics and supply chain sectors who want to obtain feedback from customers about their range of services at an early stage.
Do you find yourself here with your startup/project? Then get in touch with us and describe where you are right now. We will then be happy to give you an assessment of your ideal program and funding opportunities.

Is the program free of charge?

Our program is completely free of charge — we still do not accept any company shares for participation.

Active participation and use of co-working in Duisburg

In the incubator, we expect a strong local presence due to higher support and funding requirements. However, startups in incubators don't have to use coworking in Duisburg's inner harbor as a regular workplace. However, as a team, you are required to attend certain dates during the program period. These include, for example, the official kick-off event as well as coaching and group workshops with our experts from industrial and logistics companies. We ensure close and intensive contact with you through a fixed exchange appointment (approximately every 2 weeks, can also take place online).

Tips and tricks for your pitch deck

A pitch deck is a short and clear presentation of your business idea and the ticket to various situations: investor meetings, customer acquisition, competitions or program applications, for example at startport. It's important that you always have an up-to-date and compelling pitch deck at hand. But what is actually convincing? Based on our experience, we would like to give you tips for your pitch deck.

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Current startup network:

We are supporting these startups in the current batch #8 of our incubator program:

Aluco offers freight forwarding companies a simple and, in combination, cost-effective solution in the areas of freight measurement and automated dispatching.

The modular Cellgo warehouse automation system makes warehouse automation simple, flexible and scalable.

Clover Optimization is developing the Dispatch Co-Pilot — the intelligent tool for logisticians to reduce transportation costs, save time and address the shortage of skilled workers.

ECEON develops and operates a new generation of mobile robots for the simple, scalable and economical automation of material flow processes in intralogistics.

FLOW eye is an edge computer vision monitoring system for continuous tracking of objects in intralogistics. Enables anomalies to be detected, predicted, and prevented.

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Do you have any questions about our incubator program or our startup community? Felix Maas will be happy to answer them for you.

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