Start Your Global Expansion With the Kickstart Program
In a Nutshell
The Kickstart program will help you understand why and how to build a scalable, global business right from the start.
The program supports early-stage startups of all stages and industries who have an interest in expansion and growth.
What’s in It For Your Startup
Get the Basics Right
Understand the basics and tools needed to successfully build a scalable business.
Learn From the Best
Receive feedback on your readiness for internationalization to develop a solid base for your growth.
Save Valuable Resources
Make critical early decisions on product, market, and business model and avoid costly mistakes.
Access to Our Global Network
Tap into our global mentor pool to help your startup incorporate program learnings into your overall business approach.
How to Identify Your Overseas Market
How to Get Started
Submit Your Application
Provide your pitch deck and answer questions about your company.
Time to Roll Up Your Sleeves
Additional Program Elements for AI Companies
Startups from the artificial intelligence (AI) sector can participate in the Kickstart program to prepare for growth early and receive in-depth support from AI experts.
Gain Expert Insights on AI Topics To Address Your Specific Challenges: The program covers topics such as ethical AI, potential collaborations with other companies (e.g data sharing), and regulation to help you tackle specific challenges within the AI field.
Mentoring from AI Experts: Through 1:1 mentoring with AI experts from our global mentor pool, you will have access to specialty expertise to address key issues of your business and validate your business models and value proposition.
& Program Dates
Kickstart International Class 2022-5:
- Application Deadline: September 26, 2022
- Program Dates: October 10 – 19, 2022
- Location: 1.5 on-site days (11 October evening & 12 October) at Halle in conjunction with Born Global Startup Festival
- Focused Life Sciences sessions on 17 October
Kickstart International Class 2022-6:
- Program Dates: November 8 – 17, 2022
- Location of on-site day: Baden-Württemberg region
Additional Kickstart International program cycles will be offered throughout the year and in various cities across Germany. If you’re interested in learning more, contact our scouting team at email@example.com.