Go Far,
Grow Fast!

All of our highly customized programs and offerings are designed to help grow your global mindset, navigate your new market, and accelerate your company’s international growth and success. Which program suits you best depends on the market you want to enter, current B2C or B2B trends and developments, overall business landscape, and your startup’s individual stage and needs. Whatever stage you are in, we will empower you to hit the ground running.

German Accelerator Virtual Program
Start expanding your business from home with our virtual programs!

All our programs and services are now running fully virtual and our startups are preparing for their international expansion journey from home. We also help startups get through this crisis and prepare for a post-COVID-19 economy – we are #InThisTogether. The German Accelerator team and our extensive network of experts and mentors have fully adjusted and our various workshops, training, and mentoring are now held virtually. If you have more questions about our COVID-19 updates, take a look at our Infos & Resources.#RemoteToSuccess

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What We
Offer

Customized Mentoring

We provide guidance and individual coaching from dedicated experts and accomplished entrepreneurs during 1 on 1 sessions and group workshops.

Extensive Network

We will introduce you to our global network of potential partners, customers, investors, and an engaged community of other program participants and our alumni.

Individual Support

From day one, our local teams will support you virtually and will empower you to hit the ground running once travel resumes.

Free Office Space

We offer co-working spaces you will be sharing with other program participants to foster the exchange between the companies facing similar challenges, as well as with our own local teams once it is safe to return back to the office.

Benefit Partners

We teamed up with a variety of partners from different spaces and areas to offer you various products, services, and useful tools with an attractive discount.

Our Programs & Offerings

For Mid- & Later-Stage Startups:

Market Access Program

Our in-depth programs will help mid- and later-stage startups to enter international markets. Within an intense mentoring phase of three to five months (depending on the location), our team will support you together with our expert mentors in getting access to and entering the business world in the international innovation hubs.

For Startups of All Stages:

Academy

Our Academy provides German startups with a head start on their journey to internationalization. The Kickstart International program equips startups with the necessary skills and tools needed to build a successful, scalable business.

Market Discovery Program

Next Step is a market discovery program that helps German startups explore new markets in Asia, e.g., Japan, South Korea, and India, and assess their suitability for a new region.

How You Can Find The Right Program

  • Are you ready to expand internationally? Or are you just starting to think about it?
  • Do you plan to expand to the U.S. or Asia? Or do you want to explore new markets to decide on the next steps?
  • What are the current market trends and does your offering meet a need?
  • Where are the majority of your potential customers or partners located?
  • Are there any competitors around already? Where are your competitors based?
  • Where are your potential acquisition resources?

Are we too fast?

Browse our blog for experience reports, insights on scaling startups, program insights, helpful tips and tricks, and some real life founder stories for inspiration.

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What You Will
Work On

What you will work on totally depends on your company’s readiness for international expansion, stage, and individual needs. Contingent on the program, you may be working on:

  • Assessing the readiness of your international expansion plans
  • Validating the product-market fit and developing a go-to-market strategy for your company
  • Understanding local customers’ needs and behaviors as well as your competitors
  • Apprehending the local business mentality, behavior, and cultural differences
  • Defining a financial strategy for your expansion
  • Optimizing your marketing and sales approach
  • Building your local business and team

Our Knock-Out Criteria
For All Programs

Corporation in Germany

Your company must be incorporated in Germany

Accepted Legal Form

Accepted legal forms are UG, AG, GmbH, GmbH & Co. KG

EU De-Minimis Aid Regulation

Must be under the limit of the official EU De-minimis aid regulation

How You
Can Apply*

1
Answer Online
Questionnaire

Submit your application by providing your pitch deck and filling out the application form for the program you wish to participate in here. If you’re unsure which program may suit you best, reach out to our program scouts who will help find the right fit.

2
Convince the
Selection Committee

Shortlisted startups will be invited to pitch in front of our selection committee consisting of accomplished entrepreneurs and business experts. (Not applicable for all Academy offerings, i.e. Kickstart International Program)

3
Off You
Go!

Successful applicants will be notified of their acceptance into the program, and details on next steps will be provided.

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Who Will Select the Final Companies?

Our selection committees consist of accomplished entrepreneurs and business experts. We will send an overview of the committee members to respective applicants before the final pitch rounds.

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