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Application Deadlines

Kickstart
Application Deadline: January 25, 2022
Program Dates: February 13 – February 17, 2023
*Kickstart program cycles will be offered monthly throughout the year (except July & August) and in various cities across Germany. Upcoming Kickstart program cycles and locations can be found here.

United States:

U.S. Market Access
Application Deadline: February 6, 2022
Program Start: April 17, 2023

Life Sciences Market Access
Application Deadline: November 18, 2022
Program Start: Mid-December (exact date TBA)

Asia:

Asia Market Access
Application Deadline: November 25, 2022
Program Dates: February 2 – June 2, 2023

Asia Market Discovery
Application Deadline: January 9, 2023
Program Dates: February 6 – February 20, 2023

AI Market Discovery (Singapore)
Application Deadline: TBD
Program Start: TBD

Japan Market Access
Application Deadline: December 22, 2022
Program Dates: February 27 – July 28, 2023

Japan Market Discovery
Application Deadline: December 22, 2022
Program Dates: February 27 – March 24, 2023

India Market Discovery
Application Deadline: February 10, 2023
Program Dates: March 20, 2023 – May 12, 2023

South Korea Market Discovery
Application Deadline: February 24, 2023
Program Dates: June

China Market Discovery
Application Deadline: January 23, 2023
Program Dates: February 27 – April 6, 2023
*Additional China Market Discovery program cycles can be found here.

Selection Criteria

To qualify for any German Accelerator program, your company has to meet our selection criteria:

  1. 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.
  2. Qualify as a small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) based on the EU definition of a SME
  3. Be under the limit of the official EU De-minimis aid regulation

Find more information in our FAQs or contact us for further advice!

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.

Program Costs

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.

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Kickstart

United States

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U.S. Market Access

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Life Sciences Market Access

Asia

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Asia Market Access

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Asia Market Discovery

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AI Market Discovery (Singapore)

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Japan Market Access

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Japan Market Discovery

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India Market Discovery

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South Korea Market Discovery

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China Essentials

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China Market Discovery