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March 24, 2021

How Are Things? A Virtual Chat with Dr. Michaela Hagemann (Founder & CEO of ‘das boep’)

Written by Sophia Junginger & Marie Klemme-Lacus

We talked to Dr. Michaela Hagemann, Founder of German Accelerator Alumni ‘das boep,’ about her experience of leaving the medical field to become a founder, how she lives by the mantra “in the end, everything has its purpose and will work out,” tips she would give young founders, and much more. We also wanted to know how they’ve been since the pandemic hit and what’s next for ‘das boep,’ and how she balances entrepreneurship and being a Mom of three.

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March 15, 2021

What It’s Like to Be the Only Woman in the Room

Written by Franziska Rammel

In our conversation with Katharina Kreitz, co-founder of Vectoflow, we talk about her experiences of being the only woman in the room, why women have to learn to leverage the advantages they have, astronaut Barbies, the gender gap in STEM, and learn that math is for lazy people.

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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 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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October 8, 2020

Culture of Failure: Fail Fast, Fail Often

Written by German Accelerator

Merriam-Webster defines failure as “lack of success” or “a failing in business”. But do you think Bill Gates or Elon Musk would define failure the same way? Does the perception of failure depend on the country and societal business norms? Let’s take a closer look at the culture of failure across startup ecosystems around the world. 

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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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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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July 30, 2020

German Accelerator Coffee Sessions

Written by German Accelerator

Florian Otto (Cedar) | Ignoring Assumptions – How Cedar Closed a $102M Series C During the Height of COVID-19 (Part 2) Florian Otto, Co-Founder & CEO of Cedar recently shared his journey from wanting to become a maxillofacial surgeon to founding a successful patient payment and engagement platform for hospitals and health systems in New York. In part two of this Coffee Session, Florian shared with Christian Busch, Program CEO of German Accelerator New York, insights about Cedar’s successful Series-C led by Andreessen Horowitz despite COVID-19, how to nourish investor relationships, the mentors alongside him, and his guiding principles as a leader.

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July 23, 2020

German Accelerator Coffee Sessions

Written by German Accelerator

Florian Otto (Cedar) | Necessity is the Mother of Invention – A German Entrepreneur’s Journey From Curing One Patient at a Time to Healing an Entire Healthcare System in the U.S. (Part 1) How does someone go from becoming a maxillofacial surgeon in Freiburg to founding a successful patient payment and engagement platform for hospitals and health systems in New York City? In part one of this German Accelerator Coffee Session, Florian Otto, Co-Founder & CEO of Cedar, talks to Christian Busch, Program CEO of German Accelerator New York, about his entrepreneurial journey and how healing one patient at a time just wasn’t enough for him.

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July 21, 2020

How Are Things? A Virtual Chat with German Accelerator Alumnus, Buckle & Seam

Written by Judith Sterl

A Conversation About Leather Bags, COVID-19, The Importance of Sharing, Social Impact, Education in Pakistan, Crowdfunding, And Tips For Young Founders. We love to see our German Accelerator companies go far and grow fast. One of our alumni, Buckle & Seam from Berlin, doesn’t just offer personalized premium quality leather goods, they have a clear purpose for their brand and business – to inspire their customers to break boundaries, share their experiences, take action, and write their own success story.

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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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May 14, 2020

Startup Stereo Episode #03 – Life Sciences Companies In the Fight against COVID-19 – With Dr. Daniel Mark and Dr. Oliver Uecke

Written by German Accelerator

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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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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April 7, 2020

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

Written by German Accelerator

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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March 11, 2020

German Accelerator Coffee Sessions with Sophie Chung

Written by German Accelerator

Sophie Chung, MD (Qunomedical) | Democratizing access to high-quality healthcare (Part 2) “The time to start a company has never been better for female founders.” In part 2, Qunomedical founder Sophie Chung talks about managing the challenges of a multicultural team, getting away with 3-4 hours of sleep and what pattern recognition and intuition have to do with fundraising.

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March 8, 2020

Celebrating Women

Written by Marie Klemme-Lacus, Judith Sterl

Strong, innovative, purposeful. The women in our current German Accelerator classes around the globe are on a mission to scale their business internationally. Here’s what they have to say:

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March 4, 2020

German Accelerator Coffee Sessions with Sophie Chung

Written by German Accelerator

Sophie Chung, MD (Qunomedical) | Democratizing Access to High-Quality Healthcare (Part 1) What happens when an ambitious medical doctor and stem cell researcher quits her job, goes into management consulting and then works for a digital health startup? This #GAcoffeesession tells the founder story of Sophie Chung and her mission: Qunomedical.

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March 5, 2019

German Accelerator Success Story: Startup Guide

Written by German Accelerator

Startup Guide, the lonely planet for entrepreneurs, is a series of city-focused entrepreneurial guides on the local startup ecosystem. Each book is packed with useful information and tips, exciting founder stories and insightful interviews with local experts.

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January 31, 2019

German Accelerator Success Story: AMBOSS

Written by German Accelerator

AMBOSS empowers healthcare professionals around the world to perform to the highest evidence-based medical standards. The company’s knowledge engine is built on the latest medical research and cutting-edge technology. A group of young physicians launched AMBOSS in 2012 as a one-stop medical education platform that promotes best-in-class outcomes.

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December 14, 2018

German Accelerator Success Story: N26

Written by German Accelerator

With a full European banking license, state-of-the-art technology, and no branch network, N26 is redesigning banking for the 21st century. N26 is launching its banking app in the U.S. in 2019.

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November 6, 2018

German Accelerator Success Story: Scopis

Written by German Accelerator

Scopis is a medical device company that was founded in July 2010 out of Charité and Fraunhofer in Berlin. The company designs surgical navigation systems that use augmented reality (AR) technology, where real-world imaging data from the surgical environment is enhanced by integrating computer-generated imaging data.

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October 30, 2018

German Accelerator Success Story: Movilizer

Written by German Accelerator

Founded in 2006 and based in Mannheim, Germany, Movilizer empowers enterprises to connect and orchestrate their field operations. In March 2016, Movilizer was acquired by American Fortune 100 industrial giant Honeywell.

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October 29, 2018

German Accelerator Success Story: iNDTact

Written by German Accelerator

iNDTact’s precision sensor systems in the IoT field saw traction in the Singapore market in under 5 months. Despite the longer sales cycle for B2B businesses, iNDTact secured key clients and partners in Singapore in the areas of smart buildings and railways.

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October 29, 2018

German Accelerator Success Story: Protembis

Written by German Accelerator

Protembis is an Aachen, Germany based medical device startup. It develops a novel catheter-based filter device for use during cardiac interventions. The device is designed to minimize the risk of stroke and other neurological injuries during these interventions – particularly during catheter-based heart valve implantations.

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October 29, 2018

PlagScan CEO Markus Goldbach on How His Passion for Fairness Changed His Career

Written by Geoff Baum (German Accelerator Mentor in Silicon Valley)

PlagScan is a Cologne-based plagiarism detection service for academic institutions and businesses. The company participated in German Accelerator as part of the Class of Fall 2014 in Silicon Valley. In this interview CEO and co-founder Markus Goldbach, who was trained as a neuroscientist, recounts Plagscan’s founding story and how what started as a hobby turned into a fast-growing technology company.

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October 29, 2018

ProGlove Finds Their Fit in NYC

Written by German Accelerator

The Munich-based startup, ProGlove, develops smart gloves that enable manufacturing and logistics staff to work faster, safer, and easier. Last January they joined German Accelerator New York Class of Spring 2018. Munich Startup reached out to German Accelerator and sat down with founder and COO Jonas Girardet to get an update on how things have fared for ProGlove in the U.S. market.

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October 29, 2018

Robotics Startup Franka Emika Is Silicon Valley-Bound

Written by Sally Schönack

Franka Emika entered the German Accelerator program in Silicon Valley. Munich Startup interviewed founder and CEO Philipp Zimmermann on his expectations about the program, the company’s first steps in the U.S., and the biggest challenges they are facing as a robotics business.

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October 29, 2018

European Challenger Bank N26 Moving Swiftly to Launch Its Mobile App in the U.S.

Written by German Accelerator

As one of Europe’s fastest growing retail banks, N26 already has more than 850,000 customers across 17 European markets. Nicolas Kopp, U.S. CEO of N26, recently sat down with Samer Hamadeh, CEO of on-demand mobile wellness startup Zeel and German Accelerator mentor, to talk about plans for introducing N26 to the U.S. market

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October 17, 2018

German Accelerator Success Story: Celonis

Written by German Accelerator

Celonis, a spin-off from the Technical University Munich, was founded in 2011 and joined German Accelerator Silicon Valley in 2013. The signs that Celonis would stand out among other startups were there right from the start: Profitable from its very beginning and in 2011, it was ranked as Germany’s fastest-growing technology company in 2015.

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October 17, 2018

German Accelerator Success Story: labfolder

Written by German Accelerator

Labfolder offers a well-designed productivity and collaboration platform for research teams, supporting scientists in their quest to make groundbreaking discoveries. The software as a service makes it easier to record, retrieve, share, discuss, and validate research data as a team, helping researchers save time and to make analysis more effective.

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October 17, 2018

German Accelerator Success Story: ProGlove

Written by German Accelerator

By developing industrial wearables and analysis tools, ProGlove connects the human workforce with the Industry 4.0. The Munich-based company was founded in December 2014 by Thomas Kirchner, Jonas Girardet, Paul Günther, Manuel Bönisch and Alexander Grots after winning the Intel “Make it Wearable” Challenge in Silicon Valley.

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January 10, 2018

ProGlove Prepares for New York City

Written by German Accelerator

In October 2017, the Munich-based Startup, ProGlove was selected to participate in German Accelerator New York program. Munich Startup interviewed the founders.

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