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Application Deadlines

You can apply online at any time!


Life Sciences Program
February 26, 2021
Round 32


Asia Program
February 28, 2021


U.S. Program
March 1, 2021
Program Start: April 6, 2021


Japan (HealthTech Sector)
April 7, 2021


May 7, 2021


South Korea
June 2, 2021

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. 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

U.S. and Asia: During your application, you choose which class you want to join, and at what time. The selection process takes approximately six weeks from application deadline until acceptance.


Life Sciences: We accept applications for our Boston-based program four – six times per year, and application deadlines are posted on the website.

Program Costs

No fees, no equity – We don’t take any equity and all our market access programs are free of charge. For startups that want to explore first potential business opportunities in Asia, we offer the two-week market discovery program “Next Step” for a small participation fee. We provide free individual coaching and mentoring as well as free office space in the location. 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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*Application process for Next Step program