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September 10, 2021 (Round 34)
Program Start: October
India Market Discovery (Enterprise Tech, Industry 4.0, FinTech, and HR Tech Focus)
September 24, 2021
Program Start: November 1 – December 17, 2021
China Market Discovery
October 12, 2021
Program Start: November 16, 2021 – February 17, 2022
China Essentials Workshop
October 17, 2021
Program Start: October 26 – October 28, 2021
October 31, 2021
Program Start: November 9 – November 11, 2021
Academy – Kickstart International
October 18, 2021
Program Start: November 30 – December 9, 2021
Asia Market Access
November 21, 2021
Program Start: January 12, 2022 – May 20, 2022
To qualify for any German Accelerator program, your company has to meet our selection criteria:
- Your company must be incorporated in Germany with one of the following legal forms: UG; AG; GmbH; GmbH & Co. KG. We also consider GbRs on a case by case basis.
- Qualify as a small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) based on the EU definition of a SME
- Be under the limit of the official EU De-minimis aid regulation
Duration of Selection Process
Market Access, and Market Discovery, and Life Sciences: You may submit the program-specific application form, during the application window. The selection process takes approximately six weeks from the application deadline until acceptance.
Academy: During your application, you may select the program class of your choice. Should you meet our selection criteria, we will confirm your participation in one class approximately four to six weeks before the program begins.
We don’t take any equity and our Academy and Market Access programs are free of charge. For startups that want to explore first potential business opportunities in Asia, we offer a shorter market discovery program for a small participation fee (€500 per startup, up to 3 participants). We provide unbiased advice, individual coaching and mentoring, as well as free office space in the locations. However, you are responsible for your own associated costs such as travel and accommodation, and the more active you are during the program, the greater the outcome for your business will be. Read more in our FAQs.
(China Essentials Workshop + China Market Discovery)