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Application Deadlines

You can apply online at any time!

U.S. Market Access
January 31, 2022
Program Start: April 4, 2022

Academy – China Essentials Workshop
February 1, 2022
Workshop Dates: February 8 – 10, 2022
*Additional Kickstart International program cycles and locations can be found here.

Academy – Kickstart International
February 2, 2022
Program Dates: March 15 – 24, 2022
*Additional Kickstart International program cycles and locations can be found here.

India Market Discovery
February 2, 2022
Program Dates: March 7 – April 22, 2022

China Market Discovery
February 9, 2022
Program Dates: March 1 – April 9, 2022

Life Sciences
February 25, 2022

Japan Market Discovery
February 25, 2022
Program Dates: April 4 – May 13, 2022

Asia Market Access
April 17, 2022
Program Dates: May 24 – September 30, 2022

South Korea Market Discovery
May 13, 2022
Program Dates: June 20 – July 29, 2022

Japan Market Discovery
July 22, 2022
Program Dates: August 29 – October 7, 2022

Japan Market Access
July 22, 2022
Program Dates: August 29 – October 7, 2022

South Korea Market Discovery
September 16, 2022
Program Dates: October 24 – December 2, 2022

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 International

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China Offering

(China Essentials Workshop + China Market Discovery)

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Japan Market Discovery Program

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India Market Discovery Program

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South Korea Market Discovery Program

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U.S. Market Access Program

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Asia Market Access Program

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Life Sciences Program