Coronavirus situation: How it effects our services

As an institution of the University of Cologne, the start-up service GATEWAY is obliged to discontinue all face-to-face consultations from 16 March until 20 April 2020.

Consultations continue by telephone

Nevertheless, we will continue to support you with your founding ideas and questions: We will offer our founding consultation hours by telephone from 16 March. If you would like to make an appointment for a consultation on your start-up idea, please fill out the consultation form here and send it to us with a desired date.

Please note: There are currently no consultations at our locations in Ägidiusstraße 14 and Vitalisstraße 67.

Do you have any questions about our start-up consultancy? Write to us at

On our social media channels we also inform you about all news from our Excellence Start-up Center and how you can work creatively on your start-up idea despite this exceptional situation and what can help start-ups in these times:

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Instagram: @gateway_unikoeln
Facebook: @gatewayunikoeln
Twitter: @GatewayUniKoeln

All information about the location at the University of Cologne

You can find all the latest information on developments concerning the corona virus on the official website of the University of Cologne and the state of NRW.

The pages are constantly updated: