iFactory3D – new STARTPLATZ Business Accelerator resident

Local startup iFactory3D has been accepted into one of Germany’s largest business accelerator programs, the Düsseldorf-based STARTPLATZ. The 3D printer manufacturer expects positive synergies for network and general growth.

Tech startup brings a lot of potential to move in

iFactory3D has been accepted into STARTPLATZ, the largest business accelerator in western Germany. It is expected that the Düsseldorf startup will be able to develop lastingly in this atmosphere with inspiration from a wide range of business areas. Thus, the chances for a healthy, but also rapid company growth are further increased by the STARTPLATZ.

STARTPLATZ founder Dr. Lorenz Gräf, who was one of the first to invest in this project, appreciates the potential of iFactory3D and its promising technology to take additive manufacturing to the next level of productivity. The Düsseldorf-based company also has its first product, a desktop-format 3D assembly line printer – the iFactory One – ready for the move-in.

STARTPLATZ offers space for collaboration and innovation

Dr. Gräf founded the e-commerce company Globalpark (a provider of social CRM, panel community and survey software), which quickly rose to become a global market player. Through the merger with another software company, Questback, Globalpark AG was able to take a leading position in Europe.

In 2012, Lorenz Gräf resigned from his position as CEO of Globalpark and founded STARTPLATZ, where he currently serves as Managing Director. 

STARTPLATZ is a business ecosystem that provides space for collaboration and innovation, consulting and coaching, as well as workshops and events for corporations, SMEs and freelancers. More than 300 start-ups (with investments of over 150 million euros) are currently working on the implementation of their business ideas at STARTPLATZ.

iFactory3D: Authentic result of the flourishing startup scene

The Düsseldorf-based company iFactory3D was founded in July 2020 by entrepreneur and serial founder Artur Steffen and industrial chemist and inventor Martin Huber. The two had met earlier in the Düsseldorf startup scene and quickly began working together. While developing a joint project, they came up with the idea for their current product, and the founding of the 3D printing manufacturing company was decided soon after the first prototypes. Within a few months, the startup successfully secured partnerships with key business players and contacted many 3D printing enthusiasts who responded very positively to the price and quality of the innovative iFactory One 3D printer.