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prepare for a post-COVID-19 economy.

We now run all our programs virtually.

Our startups are now preparing for their international expansion from home and we will make up for the local presence and the corresponding intensive networking in Boston, New York, Silicon Valley, Singapore, or in our Next Step locations in Asia at a later date. We want to continue to support startups as best as we can, which is why we have been putting together workshops, webinars, articles, and more to get you through these uncertain times and to prepare for a post-pandemic economy.

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Startup Stereo Episode #3 – Life Sciences Companies In the Fight against COVID-19 – with Dr. Daniel Mark and Dr. Oliver Uecke

May 14, 2020 | In the third episode of “Startup Stereo”, Dr. Oliver Uecke of Lipotype and Daniel Mark of Spindiag share how their companies are involved in tackling the #coronacrisis, the impact of the situation on their business, and how they both perceive the “gold rush” in life sciences field at the moment. #ProudSupporter

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Tackling Your Startup’s International Expansion in Light of Coronavirus

May 14, 2020 | Why Startups Should Still Think About Internationalization and How to Best to Make Use of the Current Situation: Given the current crisis, should startups still internationalize or focus on existing markets? Are there ways startups can make the most out of this situation? We post these questions to our #GAmentors, Jordi Castello (Letgo), Dr. Bert Grobben (Budding Innovations), Samer Hamadeh (Zeel), and David Segura (Angel Investor and Serial Entrepreneur) to get their insights.

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How Startups Contribute During COVID-19 – Meet the German Accelerator Companies That Provide Valuable Support and Resources (Pt. 3)

May 12, 2020 | As we publish this blog post, some countries have initiated a cautious reopening of their economies, while others have extended their lockdowns. The fight against the virus is not yet over, and German Accelerator companies continue to get involved as tech supporters and resource providers.

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Startup Stereo Episode #02 – Work and Family Under One Roof: How to Best Manage Working From Home – Tips & Tricks From Anna Yona

April 29, 2020 | In German Accelerator’s Startup Stereo Episode #02, we talked to Anna Yona, Co-Founder of Wildling. As a mother of 3 and Co-Founder of Wildling, she shares how to manage a family and a successful business under one roof.

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Yes, You Can do This! – How to Digital Detox and Meet Yourself

April 22, 2020 | Not only in times of the coronavirus crisis but in general we feel the urge to be available for anyone, anywhere, at any time. We asked Natalie Sennes, business woman, founder, and mindfulness coach, for her advice on how we can cope with the pressure, her essential tips on how to reduce screen time, and how she personally manages to detach.

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How Startups Contribute During COVID-19 – Meet the German Accelerator Companies That Share Knowledge, Valuable Resources and Help Lighten Our Mood (Pt. 2)

April 20, 2020 | The coronavirus has definitely turned our lives upside down. Our German Accelerator companies have stepped up and offer special support during this crisis by sharing their expertise, knowledge, and resources to help others get through this new and uncertain situation.

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How Life Sciences And Tech Startups Help Fight the Virus – Meet the German Accelerator Companies That Are Now Stepping Up (Pt. 1)

April 15, 2020 | The coronavirus is challenging businesses globally, but German Accelerator companies are not sitting still. Many have joined the fight against the virus with new ideas, technologies, platforms, and medical services.

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Startup Stereo Episode #01 – Why Receiving Feedback Can Feel Like Going to the Dentist With Jenny von Podewils

April 7, 2020 | The very first episode of German Accelerator’s podcast “Startup Stereo” is live! In episode #01, Jenny von Podewils, Co-Founder of Leapsome, a platform for people enablement, shares her insights on the importance of feedback and how meaningful reviews can serve as rocket fuel for both learning and a healthy company culture.

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Navigating Uncertain Times – Balancing Your Needs and the Needs of Your Company

March 31, 2020 | The constant exposure and consumption of news during these uncertain times can be draining and scary. Psychotherapist, business & life coach, author, and entrepreneur, Miriam Junge actively shares her tips on how to cope with stress, be mindful and balance your and your company’s needs.

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Survival Tips for Your Startup in an Uncertain Economy

March 25, 2020 | Navigating the Repercussions Caused by the Coronavirus (Covid-19) Outbreak. Nicolas Keravec, Managing Director of Asia Pacific Internet Holding Group & #GAmentor, shares his experiences and advice to help startups navigate through the current economic uncertainty due to the widespread impact of the coronavirus (Covid-19). Here are his top five risk mitigation strategies for startups around the globe to consider.

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How does German Accelerator continue its programs in 2020?

We now run all our programs virtually. Our startups are preparing for their international expansion journey from Germany and we will make up for the local presence and the corresponding intensive networking in Boston, New York, Silicon Valley, or Singapore at a later date, once the situation around the Coronavirus has improved. We will also begin our Discovery Tours, Next Step Asia and Next Step India, remotely and we will carry out the planned ten-day on-site visits as soon as the global situation permits. Our various workshops, trainings, and coachings are now held virtually, as is the individual collaboration for each startup with our mentors and coaches. To foster the exchange between startups amongst each other, common happy hours, intros, and pitches are now taking place online and even across locations. We have also added special sessions to our offerings that help our startups navigate the current crisis, prepare for a recession, and plan for the future post-corona.

Where can I check for updates on related workshops and events?

We have just launched a new webinar series “Pass The Mic” in which we bring international experts together to cover a wide variety of topics. This way, we provide startups in Germany with expert knowledge, specific information, and support them in coping with the crisis as best as possible. This webinar series is not only offered to our current program participants and alumni, but we also open it to other startups and members of the startup ecosystem. In addition, we have launched “Startup Stereo,” a German Accelerator podcast with and for founders, innovators, and change-makers, covering topics such as expansion, leadership, new work, company culture, and more. See all events here.

I planned to expand my business this year, but due to the corona crisis, I am hesitant and not sure if my company should pursue this goal.

If your business is ready to scale, you should continue pursuing this goal! Of course, we take concerns around the coronavirus seriously and understand any hesitation. You can start the internationalization process from home and prepare yourself and your business as best as possible while staying in Germany. We keep monitoring the developments around the globe, follow both local and international recommendations, but still, a new market can open new doors to new customers and partners – not only in the future but also right now. 

If it’s not possible to actually travel abroad and make local connections, why should I still apply for any of the German Accelerator programs?

Extensive and thorough preparation is the key to successful internationalization. The situation around COVID-19 allows you to fully focus on solid groundwork while staying home and enables you to position yourself better before you start the market entry on the ground in the local ecosystem. Our international teams and mentors will not only support you in setting up these fundamentals but will also help you get through the crisis, and prepare you for a potential recession. You can rely on their long-year business, management, and leadership experience, connect with other startup founders in our community, and leverage our strong global network virtually. We will make up for the local presence and the corresponding intensive networking in Boston, New York, Silicon Valley, or Singapore at a later date, once the situation around the CoronavirusCOVID-19 has improved. We will also begin our Discovery Tours, Next Step Asia and Next Step India, remotely and we will carry out the planned ten-day on-site visits as soon as the global situation permits.

How can German Accelerator help my company to get through the crisis?

The time is now to explore new opportunities and consider new potentials for your business for the post-corona economy and define the next steps. We can support you in exploring new opportunities for the time after. Preparing your business for a new market will facilitate the expansion and, in fact, might help you overcome a financial shortage by introducing your business to new customers, partners, and investors. Among our mentors are proven experts in multiple industries, serial entrepreneurs, and strong leaders who have managed companies survive the recessions of the last decades. You will have the chance to get their individual advice tailored to your company’s needs – during the crisis but also once the situation has improved when it’s time again for you to #GoFarGrowFast.

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