Setting up a business in Düsseldorf – Information for foreign entrepreneurs

17.11.2020 | 16:00 - 18:00 UHR

veranstaltet von Wirtschaftsförderungsamt Düsseldorf


City of Düsseldorf,
Office of Economic Development

Contact: Ms. Bettina Löhr
Phone: +49 211 8995511

Contact: Ms. Christiane Knoll
Phone: +49 211 8993892



One in ten entrepreneurs in Germany is a foreigner. And more and more foreigners are choosing top international locations like Düsseldorf to set up their own companies and implement their business ideas. This seminar by the Office of Economic Development Düsseldorf deals with the many challenges and questions that foreign entrepreneurs face on their way to establishing a successful new business. We introduce the Startup City Düsseldorf with its multitude of networks, organisations and consulting programmes. We will focus on the legal aspects of setting up a business, focussing on the aspects particularly relevant to foreigners such as residence rights and work permits. Then we look at the subject of taxation. Finally, you will have the opportunity to ask any still outstanding questions.

Speakers: Office of Economic Development Düsseldorf; Jan Matthes, Lawyer; Daniel Schmaltz, Tax Advisor and CPA

This seminar is an virtual event. You will get the link for participation a few hours before the start of the seminar via mail. We use GoToWebinar as conference software.


4 – 4.15 pm: Welcome & Indroduction, Office of Economic Development, City of Düsseldorf

4.15 – 4.45 pm: Legal Aspects Of Setting Up A Business, Jan Matthes, Lawyer

4.45 – 5.45 pm: Fiscal Aspects Of Setting Up A Business, Daniel Schmaltz, Tax Advisor

5.45 – 6 pm: Q&A Session