The ruhrEVENTS are regular events, initiated and organised by ruhrHUB. Here you have the opportunity to be inspired by mentors from our network, to forge contacts with the regional start-up scene or just to enjoy some start-up entertainment.



The startupMORNING is our monthly event for passionate networkers! You can get to know each other and exchange ideas over a tasty breakfast in our ruhrHUB kitchen. And what better way of getting to know each other than in a friendly discussion? Together with regular guest Alexander Hüsing (editor-in-chief of and a surprise guest, we will be discussing with you exciting start-up topics such as current trends, PR tips and the best deals from “The Lions' Den".

When? On request

Where? ruhrHUB-Küche, Lindenallee 10, 45127 Essen, Germany

Who? For all start-ups, company representatives and digital natives who are looking for new contacts and inspiration


The startupNights are a monthly series of ruhrHUB events. We meet every third Thursday of the month from 6:00 p.m. in the KaBü in Essen Rüttenscheid to get together and exchange ideas in a relaxed atmosphere. We don't want to give away too much, except to say: Know-how / pitches / networking – that's definitely our recipe for exciting startupNights.

When? Every third Thursday in the month, 5:30 p.m. onwards

Where? ruhrHUB, Lindenallee 10, 45127 Essen

Who? For entrepreneurs, start-ups and those interested in founding a company



Our meetHUBs are characterised by strong content and inspiring personalities. Instead of brief impulses, we delve deep into different subject areas with selected mentors. The experts share with you their know-how as well as their good and bad experiences in order to get you prepared. Whether it's growth hacking, recruiting processes, B2B sales or video editing - at our meetHUBs you'll get the right tips and tricks.

When? On request

Where? ruhrHUB, Lindenallee 10, 45127 Essen, Germany

Who? For entrepreneurs, start-ups, established companies and those interested in founding a company


IIn recent years, the topic of blockchain has become more focused in many ways. Based on the startupNIGHTS format, the so-called “blockchainNIGHTS” were initiated together with the Dortmund Blockchain Meetup. Together with ourselves, two blockchain experts from the Technical University in Dortmund organise and moderate an evening with external blockchain experts who talk about their experiences and current use cases. And accordingly, interactions with an audience interested in blockchain make for an interactive evening.

When? On request

Where? Various locations in Dortmund

Who? Entrepreneurs, start-ups, students and established companies interested in blockchain. Previous knowledge is desirable!


We bring founders into the lecture theatres! At Meet the Founder, two start-up founders talk about their careers from student to “founder”, and explain which offers available from the university have accompanied them along this road. It's not just success stories that are told, the founders also talk about the individual hurdles that they have faced, and how they dealt with them in a solution-oriented manner. The motto is: “Courage to be entrepreneurial”, because the university has many attractive programmes for young founders.

When? On request

Where? Lecture theatres of the Ruhr area universities

Who? For those interested in founding a company and students of the university