Build and Grow a Scalable, Global Business Right from the Start
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
Gain the knowledge and skills needed to successfully set up your business for growth and scale.
Learn from the Best
De-risk and make critical early decisions on product, market, and business models with the help of individualized mentoring.
Setup for Success
Broaden your mindset to include internationalization to be set up for global success and competitiveness.
Access Our Global Network
Tap into our global ecosystem to expand your business network with mentors, investors, partners, and other relevant contacts.
How to Identify Your Overseas Market
The Kickstart Program was an exciting opportunity for us as an early-stage startup. We had the chance to learn about and get insights on growth, internationalization, and building an organization from various experts. Furthermore, German Accelerator helped us broaden our business network and meet investors, one of which led our most recent seed funding round.
Miloš Djurdjević, Co-Founder of heyData
This program is one of my top recommendations for early-stage companies who want high quality mentorship and broad networking.
Suhas Patel, Co-Founder of Tvarit
We were able to sharpen our value proposition, get feedback on our business model, and define a clearer path to successfully extend our product portfolio into overseas markets.
Julian-Christoph Huss, Co-Founder of Rehmus
How to Get Started
Submit Your Application
Provide your pitch deck and answer questions about your company.
Time to Roll Up Your Sleeves
& Program Dates
Kickstart Class 2023-1:
- Application Deadline: February 1, 2023
- Program Dates: February 12 – February 23, 2023
- Location of on-site day: Berlin, Germany
Kickstart Class 2023-2:
- Application Deadline: March 1, 2023
- Program Dates: March 14 – March 23, 2023
- Location of on-site day: Hamburg, Germany
Kickstart program cycles will be offered monthly throughout the year (except July & August) and in various cities across Germany. If you’re interested in learning more, contact our scouting team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.