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Facts and Figures

  • Our program started in 2012 with offices in Silicon Valley and San Francisco, followed by New York (2014), Cambridge (Massachusetts, 2015), and Singapore (2015)
  • Our network comprises more than 300+ mentors
  • 230+ companies participated in our program
  • Our companies raised $3B+ in total funding
  • 67% of our companies have established U.S. operations*
  • 58% of those present in the U.S. have their own U.S. office*, 61% have full-time employees in the U.S.*
  • Our companies evaluate their satisfaction with our program at 8.8/10*
* Source: Alumni survey 2018, n= 92 companies


German Accelerator empowers German startups to scale globally. We take high potential companies on a fast-paced learning journey in the world’s leading innovation hubs at our locations in San Francisco, Silicon Valley, New York, Boston, and Singapore. German Accelerator provides mentoring from dedicated experts, access to our vast global network of business partners and investors, as well as free office space. Our programs are free of charge and highly customized to the participants’ individual needs in order to help them enter international markets and succeed quickly. Since launching in 2012, German Accelerator has nurtured over 230 startups which have raised more than US$2.8 billion in funding so far. German Accelerator is run by German Entrepreneurship GmbH and is supported by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi). 

Success Stories

German Accelerator has played an influential role in a number of German startups’ success stories. Read about our alumni’s achievements here.

Success Story Celonis
Success Story Movilizer
Success Story Proglove
Success Story Scpois
Success Story Protembis
Success Story iNDTact


“Coming to the U.S. and having a partner with an existing network that can help you really get started is extremely valuable.” Marc Kinast, VP Business Development & Channel Sales Celonis, Silicon Valley Alumni 2013  

“German Accelerator provided enormous support throughout our journey to enter the U.S. market: a great team with a fantastic network, support, and wealth of experience. A comprehensive all-around carefree package for a U.S. expansion.” Pia Frey, Co-Founder of Opinary, New York Alumni 2017  

“I’ve never learned so much so fast in my entire entrepreneurial career. I’m not going to lie, German Accelerator isn’t easy. The mentors challenge us every day to confront obstacles to growth and identify the best ways to address those barriers. We arrived in the U.S. with assumptions based on our success in Europe. The mentors didn’t tell us we were wrong. Instead, they provided the training and framework to develop a customer-centric approach that is helping us evaluate our strategy and identify product/market fit in the U.S. This is stuff that we will be able to use the rest of our careers. Without German Accelerator, we would have wasted months chasing a market that is significantly different from the European market and that needs a completely different approach.” Felix Ewald, CEO & Co-Founder of DyeMansion, Silicon Valley Alumni 2017

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