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Application Deadlines

You can apply online at any time. However, there are defined application deadlines for each location and class.


Silicon Valley & New York:
07/17/20 for our Class 2020 – 4 (Program: October – December 2020)


Life Sciences:
06/30/20 – Round 30
09/25/20 – Round 31


Southeast Asia:
08/09/20 for our Class 2020 – 3
(Program: October 2020 – March 2021)


Next Step:
South Korea: 07/31/20
(Program: September 2020)
India: 08/31/20
(Program: October or November 2020)
Japan: 09/15/20
(Program: October 2020)


JumpStart (Silicon Valley):
Applications are closed


Disclaimer: German Accelerator is currently funded by the German Ministry for Economics and Energy until December 31, 2020. The Ministry is periodically reviewing all its programs and is determined to continue the program beyond the current funding period.

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 our company scouts for further advice!

Duration of Selection Process

Silicon Valley, New York, and Southeast 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. JumpStart: During the application process, you choose in which month you would like to participate. The program starts at the beginning of the selected month.

Program Costs

No fees, no equity – all our programs are free of charge for our selected participants and we don’t take any equity. 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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*Joint application process for the Silicon Valley and New York programs **Application process for JumpStart early-stage startup program ***Application process for Next Step program