Essen is increasingly becoming a hotspot for the start-up scene. Many innovative and technology-oriented start-ups appreciate the very good environment with a large number of potential partners and customers and start up here with fresh ideas. The city is thus becoming the perfect scale-up location in the Metropole Ruhr.
The number of start-ups in Essen has increased from 50 to 120 since the first evaluation began in 2018. During this period, the number of employees has risen from 400 to 1250.