GISEP | Andre Boschem
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Andre Boschem

Deputy Director City of Düsseldorf Economic Development Department; Head of Startup Unit Düsseldorf

City of Düsseldorf

Andre heads the entrepreneurship department of the City of Düsseldorf since January 2016. Additionally he is board member of the Life Science Network Bioriver e.V., the Startup Network NUK (Neues Unternehmertum Rheinland) and the digihub Düsseldorf/ Rheinland part of North Rhine Westphalia’s Digital Strategy DWNRW.


Düsseldorf launched its Startup Strategy in 2016. The Startup Unit offers direct support for startups by connecting them with public institutions, the startup ecosystem and corporates in the region like Metro, E.on, Uniper, Vodafone, Henkel, ERGO, Teekanne, ARAG, BBDO, Grey, Huawei, Wacom, Trivago or Mobileye.


Since 2002 Andre is connected to North Rhine Westphalia’s Startup ecosystem. He worked also five years in the Mayor’s Office and was Project Manager of the Eurovision Song Contest hosted by Düsseldorf in 2011.