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Empowering German Startups
to Scale Globally

German Accelerator supports high-potential German startups in successfully entering the U.S. and Southeast Asian markets. #GoFarGrowFast



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What's in It for Me?

Accelerate Your Expansion

You have no time to waste. We help you navigate your new market, set priorities, develop a go-to-market strategy, and quickly reach your goals.

Reduce Risks

We help protect your business by minimizing risk, avoiding costly mistakes, and saving resources.

Get Noticed

We introduce you to our strong global network, connect you with the right people in the local ecosystems, and help you get noticed in the new markets.

No Fees, No Equity

Our in-depth programs are free of charge, we don’t take any fees or equity. There are no strings attached.

Who We Are

German Accelerator empowers German startups to scale globally. We take high potential companies on a fast-paced learning journey in the world’s leading innovation hubs in the U.S. and Asia. German Accelerator provides mentoring from dedicated experts, access to our vast global network of business partners and investors, as well as free office space in all our locations. Our programs are highly customized to the participants’ individual needs in order to help them enter international markets and succeed quickly. We don’t take any equity and our programs are free of charge with the exception of “Next Step,” a market discovery program for the Asian region. Since launching in 2012, German Accelerator has nurtured over 280 startups which have raised more than US$4.9 billion in funding so far. German Accelerator is currently run by German Entrepreneurship GmbH and is supported by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi).

How Startups Can Benefit
from German Accelerator

German Accelerator is a program funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economics and Energy (BMWi) and is currently managed by German Entrepreneurship GmbH. The current funding period for this program will expire on December 31, 2020. The German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy is currently reviewing proposals in a public procurement procedure for the new funding period starting on January 1, 2021. This could lead to a change of project management effective January 1, 2021. While the procurement procedure is ongoing, startups can apply to and participate in the German Accelerator programs. In the event of a change of the project management provider, German Entrepreneurship GmbH will reach out to all applicants to ask for their consent to share their data with the new provider.

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