Europe´s largest education fair – book now!

“Didacta start-ups” is the name of the brand under which the start-up scene from the education sector is also concentrated at the didacta education fair 2019 in Cologne. A 450-square-meter shared stand, the start-up area, is designed like a coworking environment: an open space with a coffee bar, lounge area, tables and stalls where start-ups present themselves.

The start-up area has a lot of highlights to offer. Take time to explore all facets of the start-up scene. On our stage you will find a varied program with podium discussions and key-note speakers. Inquire about the current daily program on one of the many monitors.

Our co-working area invites you to participate. Here you can have more intensive discussions with our start-ups or participate in a workshop.

At the speaker corner, the exhibiting start-ups take turns and present their ideas and offers in short presentations. In addition, our award-winning barista will provide you with free coffee specialties.

Impressions of the didacta 2018


Joint stand start-up area

An over 450 sqm large joint stand with up to 60 start-ups from the education sector.

Education Stage

Event stage with many events and lectures on EDU start-up. Program will be announced in January 2019.

Investor Night

Investors from the education sector introduce themselves – ideal for making contacts. Exclusively for participating start-ups.


Many workshops especially for start-ups and founders: from the founder story of successful start-ups to the PR workshop.


Workshop Area

At the adjoining coworking area every start-up has the opportunity to present itself and to hold workshops with visitors.

Stand party

The large stand party is the ideal place to network.

EDU start-up pitch

One of the biggest EDU start-up pitch events in 2019 will take place at the fair.

Application criteria

Your Start-up is younger then 10 years; you still mainly own your company; it´s your first time on the didacta in Cologne.

Secure your stand area now

Young Ideas

You have an idea but may not even founded or just want to see if the book fair is the right format for your start-up? No problem – the cheap option to be there.

A place at the coworking table with its own logo, incl. 1 exhibitor pass, 301 € (plus VAT = 359 €).

359 €


Ideal for small start-ups to attract customers and make first contacts.

Bar table with storage compartments on a pylon, with individual logo, including registration as official exhibitor (co-exhibitor fees) and 2 exhibitor passes, 1.007 € (plus VAT = 1.199 €).

1199 €


For established start-ups who want to pursue active customer acquisition and networking, there is no way around the Classic booth: with a 4m² area you will be seen and found.

You appear in the exhibition catalog and can offer your own workshops. In addition, you can meet with potential business partners in our cafe and in the coworking area, including 3 exhibitor passes, 2.520 € (plus VAT = 2.999 €).

2999 €

EDUvation event calendar

The start-up area is supported by