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.

What We Offer

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Customized Mentoring

We provide guidance and individual coaching from dedicated experts and accomplished entrepreneurs during one-on-one sessions and group workshops.
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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.
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Individual Support

From day one, our global team will support you virtually and will empower you to hit the ground running once travel resumes.
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Benefit Partners

Get attractive discounts on various products, services, and useful tools from a variety of benefit partners.

Our Programs & Offerings

For Startups of All Stages


The Kickstart program supports early-stage German startups with the knowledge and tools needed to build and grow a scalable, global business right from the start.

Market Discovery Program

Our Market Discovery program helps German startups explore new markets in Asia and South America to assess the suitability of their business model for a new region.

Market Access Program

Our Market Access program helps startups enter international markets. Together with our expert mentors, our team will support you in getting access to and successfully entering international innovation hubs in the U.S. and Asia.

Industry-Specific Program

Life Sciences Program

This program is specifically designed for life sciences startups to prepare for international expansion and addresses the individual needs and challenges of this industry.

Is Your Startup Ready for New Markets?

If you’re not sure if you’re ready to scale your business to new markets or simply don’t know where to start, German Accelerator can help you take the first steps needed to venture beyond the borders of your home market. Download German Accelerator’s free ‘Internationalization Readiness Checklist’ to assess whether your business is fit for new markets.

Our Knock-Out Criteria
For All Programs

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Your startup must be incorporated in Germany

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Accepted Legal Form

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

How You Can Apply


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 you find the right fit.


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)

Off You Go!

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

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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