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March 25, 2021

What Does it Take to Scale Your Startup Globally?

Written by German Accelerator

7 Questions to Dr. Christopher Smolka, Program Director at German Accelerator – insights around early planning and the right timing for global expansion, a global mindset, and all the right tools and connections to successfully scale to other markets

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February 9, 2021

“Don’t Just Meet People, Do Business With Them”

Written by German Accelerator

“I was never planning to found my own company. In fact, I was supposed to start working as a consultant in an advertising agency.” Of course, we at German Accelerator are very happy that things turned out differently and can officially introduce our Company Scout Alice Behrendt. Alice shares her tips and experiences as a female founder and provides more insights into her job, scouting the best German startups for the German Accelerator programs in Germany, the U.S., and Asia.

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February 3, 2021

Bringing Cold Plasma Wound Care Treatment to the U.S.

Written by Julia John-Scheder

We talked to Jens Kirsch, CEO of terraplasma medical, about his experience in our German Accelerator Life Sciences focused program last fall and the company’s future plans for FDA approval of their device for the wound care market in the U.S. 

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January 14, 2021

How Our #GAMentors Establish Opportunities For German Startups

Written by Sharleen Lucas David

Recently, we took the time to learn more about Pedro, German Accelerator alumni, and his experiences in working closely with lead mentor Yih Cheng Yak. We also gathered the benefits of working with our mentors and how they pave the way for German startups through our German Accelerator startup program.

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December 22, 2020

Wrapping Up The Year – German Accelerator in 2020

Written by German Accelerator

Despite the challenges that 2020 threw at the world, many startups finished the year successfully and took the chance to grow and expand. 153 of them have been part of our German Accelerator programs and prepared or started their mostly digital expansion journey. We have recalled the year and taken a closer look at all participants. Read about the milestones we’ve achieved in the virtual world and learn why the number of hours that we’ve spent on Zoom was five-figured.

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December 1, 2020

Mentor-Mentee Relationships at German Accelerator

Written by Julia John-Scheder

We talked to Marco Janezic, CEO & Founder of Eternygen, as well as German Accelerator mentor Mike Serrano-Wu, serial entrepreneur, investor and Partner at Sprout BioVentures about their mentor relationship and overall experience in our Life Sciences program.

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November 10, 2020

How to Get the Most Out of Your Mentoring

Written by Lauren Desrosiers

The benefits of working with a dedicated mentor during our program provides invaluable insight for the German startups. We caught up with current German Accelerator participant Fabian Alt (InGeneron) and Strategic Lead Neema Mayhugh (Wave Strategy) to learn more about their experience working together and their tips for how other startups can leverage the mentor/ mentee benefits.

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October 6, 2020

Financing for German Startups: Traditional & Alternative Options

Written by German Accelerator

For the most recent German Accelerator “Pass The Mic” series, we hosted a webinar to explain the traditional and alternative financing options for German startups during COVID-19. Alex von Frankenberg (High-Tech Gründerfonds, HTGF), Angela Kerek (Morrison & Foerster), and German Accelerator Mentor Christian Janson-Euterneck (NeueCaptial Partners) brought different perspectives to address the current challenges German startups face, along with an overview of the public and private financing solutions they can tap into.

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September 30, 2020

10 Startups, 3-Minute Pitches, 1 Best Pitch Award, 1 Mom – Our Highlights from the New York & Silicon Valley Startup Night

Written by Sophia Junginger

Alongside 110 participants, we were excited to watch the 10 startups in our U.S. Class 2020-3 pitch at our virtual New York & Silicon Valley German Startup Night. The event represents the culmination of our 3-month intensive program and helps connect companies with investors, venture capital representatives, potential customers and partners, as well as our mentors and our jury Anne Cocquyt, Sarah Foley, and Julian Roeoes.

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September 15, 2020

Virtually to Success – How German Startups Expand to International Markets From the Comfort of Their Home

Written by German Accelerator

There are many reasons for startups to join our global accelerator programs. One of them is the opportunity to travel to the world’s leading innovation and startup hubs and experience the local hustle and bustle. That was, of course, pre-COVID-19. The global pandemic changed the way we and many other organizations operate, but the wheels didn’t stop spinning and to cater to the unabated interest for international expansion, we are now offering fully virtual programs. We spoke to a few of our startups participating in our global programs to find out why they applied and participated over the past few months and learn from the experiences and growth opportunities they’ve had.

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August 10, 2020

How Are Things? A Virtual Chat With German Accelerator Participant Prime Vector Technologies, a Startup That Is Working on a COVID-19 Vaccine

Written by Lydia Koh

In the race to develop a COVID-19 vaccine, #GAStartup Prime Vector Technologies (PVT) from Tübingen has received funding and support for their safe viral vector platform that enables the fast generation of vaccines. Find out why they chose to focus on Southeast Asia and their biggest learnings from this pandemic.

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June 10, 2020

Ioxp on Their Way to Global Success

Written by Franziska Rammel

Dr. Alexander Lemken, co-founder of ioxp, talks about the steep learning curve on their international expansion journey, and how the German Accelerator program in Silicon Valley has helped them accelerate their business development efforts, and get ready for U.S. success. Their lead mentor, Daniela Caserotto-Leibert, also shares how she experienced working with ioxp,  and what potential she sees for ioxp in the U.S. market.

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April 28, 2020

Beim German Accelerator geht es trotz Corona-Krise weiter voran! 

Written by German Accelerator

Munich Startup hat nachgefragt, wie der German Accelerator und betroffene Startups mit der aktuellen Situation umgehen. Das Ziel des German Accelerator bleibt auch in der Corona-Krise gleich: Startups bestmöglich bei ihrer internationalen Expansion zu unterstützen.

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October 22, 2019

From Expanding Your Business To Expanding Yourself

Written by German Accelerator

At the beginning of October, twelve young companies arrived from Germany in the United States to start their expansion journey with the help of German Accelerator. What have they been up to during their first few weeks in the program?

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October 2, 2019

Go Far, Grow Fast – Wie deutsche Startups erfolgreich expandieren

Written by German Accelerator

Startups gibt es viele. Die Zahl der Neugründungen in Deutschland lag, je nach Definition, 2017 bei 60.000. Die meisten Startups planen, auch international zu expandieren – und das nicht nur innerhalb der EU (95%), sondern auch darüber hinaus. Mit knapp 39% ist Nordamerika hier das am häufigsten genannte Ziel, gefolgt von Asien mit ca. 25%2.

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