German Startups
to Scale Globally

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

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and guidance from industry experts as well as accomplished entrepreneurs tailored to your business needs


of potential partners, customers, investors, and a strong community of program participants and alumni


on business model, product/market fit, go-to-market strategy, fundraising, and regulatory affairs

Free Office Space
and Tactical Support

to set up your company’s operations, recruit local staff, and hit the ground running.

and PR

visibility at conferences, events, and in the media to help spread the word and strengthen your story on a global level

No Fees.
No Equity.

All services are 100% free.
No strings attached.

We Are

We empower German startups to scale globally and take high potential companies on a fast-paced learning journey. German Accelerator is run by German Entrepreneurship GmbH and is supported by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi). Our programs are free of charge – no fees, no equity, no strings attached.

With offices in Silicon Valley, New York, Boston, and Singapore, program participants are immersed in the world’s leading innovation hubs while receiving all of the tools and resources required to succeed. The program is tailored to the needs of participating companies and enables them to achieve ambitious goals rapidly.

Startups can choose between Silicon Valley and New York for a U.S. expansion or Singapore for scaling to Southeast Asia. Life sciences companies will be supported through our program based in Boston.

Suits You

Silicon Valley

  • World’s hotspot for digital innovation
  • Smartest and largest venture capital funds in the U.S.
  • Access to world’s largest tech companies
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New York

  • Largest economic hub in the U.S.
  • Vast variety of industries creates a powerful tech scene
  • Rapidly growing and vibrant startup ecosystem
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Life Sciences

  • Access to the world’s leading life sciences hub
  • Unparalleled industry expertise
  • Extensive pool of outstanding talent
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Southeast Asia

  • World’s fastest growing internet region
  • Base of many VCs and investors
  • High respect for German expertise, quality, and efficiency
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Why You Should Apply

If there is anything keeping you from applying, let us address those concerns.

Relevant Support Regardless of Stage

Our accelerator’s resources are relevant to startups of all stages. The size of participating companies varies widely, from teams of five to larger. During the program, participating startups are provided with warm introductions to potential clients and investors, help with building local teams, and assistance in setting up their new local office. Additionally, we provide one-on-one mentoring with investors, subject matter experts, and successful founders.

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No Fees. No Equity.

Since German Accelerator is supported by the German government, we do not charge fees, nor do we take any equity. Our mission is to empower German startups to become successful and we believe the best way to do so is by providing all of the program’s resources for free. The German government funds this program as it’s their belief that investing in startups is directly investing in innovation.

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Streamlined Application Process

The German Accelerator application process is designed to be intuitive, simple, and fast. We pride ourselves on processing applications quickly and informing you of our decision once it has been made. Beyond that, our team is here to support you through every step of the application process. Applying to German Accelerator should be as fruitful and productive as participating. We understand where you’re coming from and aren’t interested in wasting your valuable time and energy.

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If At First You Don't Succeed

Startups may apply multiple times to the program if they are not originally accepted since we do not limit the number of applications per startup. Please feel free to reach out and we will be happy to provide feedback and guidance. We are constantly seeking to connect and engage with promising startups. Get in touch today!

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Got any more questions?


Ready for going global? Do it.

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