We empower scientists and entrepreneurs to build successful chemistry-related ventures.

Our goal: more and better startups
in the chemical space.

We help startups progress faster

Startups benefit from strategic advice and a world-class network of experts from the chemical industry and venture capital, 100% free-of-charge.

We organize fun and educational events

To inspire scientists to become entrepreneurs, we help universities and corporations carry out fun and educational events.

Backed by industry and politics

chemstars.nrw is an initiative of market-leading companies from the chemical industry and the German chemical industry association North Rhine-Westfalia (VCI NRW) supported by the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Innovation, Digitalisation and Energy.