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 Cohort 2024-1:
- Application Deadline: December 20, 2023
- Program Dates: January 31, 2024 – February 15, 2024
- On-site Date(s): February 1, 2024, in Saxony region, Location TBA
- Application Deadline: February 4, 2024
- Program Dates: March 5 – 21, 2024
- On-site Date(s): TBA, in Kiel, Germany
- Application Deadline: March 10, 2024
- Program Dates: April 16 – May 1, 2024
- On-site Date(s): TBA, in Hamburg, Germany
Kickstart 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Exclusive South America Cohort
Gain expert insights on the various markets in South America by participating in a 5-day online program consisting of workshops, panel discussions, and 1-on-1 mentoring.
Find out about key industries and trends in South America’s markets and seize the chance to unleash the region’s boundless potential.
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.