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Application Deadlines

You can apply online at any time!

South Korea Market Discovery
Application Deadline: April 30, 2022
Program Dates: June 6 – June 29, 2022

Life Sciences
Application Deadline: May 27, 2022
Program Start: Mid June (exact date TBA)

India Market Discovery
Application Deadline: June 10, 2022
Program Dates: July 18 – September 9, 2022

Academy – China Essentials Workshop
Application Deadline: June 12, 2022
Workshop Dates: June 28 – 30, 2022
*Additional China Essentials workshops can be found here.

Asia Market Access
Application Deadline: July 22, 2022
Program Dates: August 29, 2022 – January 20, 2023

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

Japan Market Access
Application Deadline: July 22, 2022
Program Dates: August 29 – January 20, 2023

U.S. Market Access
Application Deadline: July 25, 2022
Program Start: October 3, 2022

China Market Discovery
Application Deadline: August 8, 2022
Program Dates: September 5 – October 22, 2022
*Additional China Market Discovery program cycles can be found here.

Academy – Kickstart International
Application Deadline: August 8, 2022
Program Dates: September 13 – 22, 2022
*Additional Kickstart International program cycles and locations can be found here.

South Korea Market Discovery
Application Deadline: 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 Essentials Workshop

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China Market Discovery Program

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Japan Market Discovery Program

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Japan Market Access 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