Our JumpStart

for Early-Stage Startups

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German Accelerator JumpStart is an intensive, one-month resident program designed specifically to introduce high-potential early-stage German startups to the Silicon Valley ecosystem and its best practices. In this Silicon Valley-based program, experienced mentors help startups make critical early decisions about product, market, and business models that will fundamentally improve their growth trajectories to become future global players. The program is tailored to each participant’s requirements and objectives.

Startup Characteristics

Minimum viable product, prototype, or version 1.0

Funding Status
Seeking Pre-Seed, Seed investment


$0 – 1M revenue, market traction with limited customers

The team consists of 2-15 team members

How The JumpStart
Program Works

Week 1
  • Objective: Select beachhead market
  • Content: Market segmentation, TAM (top-down), SAM (bottom-up), end user profile
Week 2
  • Objective: Identify quantified value proposition
  • Content: Customer focus, persona for beachhead market, and pricing
Week 3
  • Objective: Define marketing and sales
  • Content: Customer communication, founder sales, sales strategy, the next 10 customers
Week 4
  • Objective: Create revenue model and investor pitch
  • Content: How to make money, unit economics, and venture capital pitch essentials

How Startups Experienced
the JumpStart Program

“One of the biggest learnings of the JumpStart program was to focus on the future. The mentors of the program really helped to focus on the opportunities and the strategies that are necessary to scale your business.”

Lisa Fischer

Co-Founder & COO of Blackout Technologies | Silicon Valley JumpStart 2019

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