Incubators for Growth

Companies at GTC

Start-up Support Pilot

Melanie Schuster at GTC Gummersbach GmbH

+49 (0) 2261 – 814509

“Our decision to start our own business was just the right thing to do. We can work according to our own ideas and visions, and our creative leeway has enlarged by far. We are so thankful that the GO MIT team has encouraged us all the way!”
in Gummersbach

The Oberberg Start-up Network

Gründungsnetzwerk Oberberg – The Oberberg Start-up Network

is a regional association of Oberberg institutions, that offer free advice and support for start-ups and young businesses. At GTC Gummersbach, the network’s start-up support pilot awaits your call to refer you to your person of contact who will supply you with all the necessary information and discuss the basic issues when preparing a business foundation.

Apart from the services mentioned the network annually organizes a start-up fair with exhibitions, lectures und a start-up chat.

UhU – Businessmen support businesses

Senior Businessmen

Experience – Competency – Commitment: The Oberberg senior businessmen offer their advice to people interested in starting a business as well as young and established businesses alike.

How to find your personal UhU partner

The GTC Gummersbach finds the appropriate UhU partner for you. Book this coach’s exclusive attention and support for a minor expense allowance of 20 euro per hour. This service is limited to 10 units / business units.

Your Contact

Melanie Schuster
 +49 (0) 2261 – 814 509

A coach will be at your side in a non-bureaucratic manner


Energy efficiency – Renewable energies – Environment and climate protection

Technische Hochschule Köln,Campus Gummersbach (Technology Arts Sciences, Campus Gummersbach) Gründer- und TechnologieCentrum Gummersbach GmbH Landesbetrieb Wald und Holz NRW (NRW State Company Forest & Wood represented by the regional forestry office) Landwirtschaftskammer NRW, Kreisstelle Bergisches Land (NRW Chamber of Agriculture, district office Bergisches Land)
NRW Ministry for the Environment and Nature Protection, Agriculture and Consumer Protection, represented by the NRW state company Forest & Wood

Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Food and Consumer Protection

Non-profit development association “Zentrum für biogene Energie Oberberg” (ZebiO e.V.) with its 170 members

products and technologies for the energetic utilization of renewable raw materials

future trends

subsidy opportunities at present

practice-oriented energy concepts and individual solutions

ways to save energy and raw materials


ZebiO promotes the BioEnergieDialog Oberberg / RheinErft / Westerwald-Sieg 

More information on the award-winning project from the prize-competition “Bioenergie-Regionen” is available at

ZebiO – the Center for Bioenergy

ZebiO has a vision for the Oberberg region: to promote the expansion of bioenergy and all renewable energies as essential components and a valuable contribution for an energy turnaround.

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