Market Access Program

Hit the Ground Running and Enter the U.S. and Asian Markets with the Market Access Program

Our Market Access program will help startups to prepare and successfully enter the U.S. and Asia. Through an intense program, our team and expert mentors will support you in getting access to and entering the international innovation hubs. The program length can be extended according to your company’s individual needs.

In a Nutshell

The Market Access program will help you prepare to enter specific international markets and accelerate your access to the local business world.

Highly-customized curriculum, curated content modules, and individualized one-on-one mentoring to support a comprehensive market evaluation and successful market entry and expansion.

The program is focused on startups that have an established and running business in Germany, and are ready to tackle a complex and new market.

What’s in It For Your Startup

What You
Will Work On

Validating your product-market fit and developing a solid go-to-market strategy

Understanding local customers’ needs and behaviors as well as your competitors

Apprehending the local business mentality, behavior, and cultural differences

Defining a financial strategy for your expansion

Optimizing your marketing and sales approach

Building your local business and team

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Accelerate Your Internationalization Journey

We help you navigate a new market and develop and execute a go-to-market strategy with the help of business experts to quickly reach your goals.

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Access to Our Global Network

Our global network of potential partners, customers, investors, and other program participants will expand your network and offer new opportunities for your business.
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Save Valuable Resources

International expansion comes with risks. We help you protect your business by avoiding costly mistakes, saving valuable resources, and succeeding quickly.

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Receive Unbiased Advice

Our Market Access programs are free of charge, we don’t take any fees or equity. Our goal is to help you succeed. No hidden agendas, no strings attached.

Where We Offer
The Program

Brief Summary of Market

The U.S. is the world’s largest economy, offering a vast array of business opportunities for startups from a wide variety of sectors. Whether you want to explore the East Coast, West Coast, or somewhere in between, our strong network across the U.S. is ready to support you in gaining a lasting foothold on the ground.


Application Deadlines & Program Dates

Application Deadline: July 29, 2024
Program Dates: September 30, 2024 – January 31, 2025


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For Life Sciences Companies Only: We also offer a U.S. market access program for companies in the life sciences sector. Find more information on the Life Sciences Program and how to apply here.

Brief Summary of Market

Southeast Asia is the world’s fifth-largest economy and has enjoyed remarkable economic progress in recent years. Much of its growth is due to an expanding labor force and increasing urbanization, making this highly diverse region a key focus for many companies across industries.

Application Deadlines & Program Dates

Application Deadline: June 3, 2024
Program Dates: July 22, 2024


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Brief Summary of Market

One of the largest and most affluent markets in Asia, Japan is synonymous with quality and innovation. Its mature system of laws, regulations, and policies have created a safe and friendly environment for global businesses to enter the Japanese market.

Application Deadlines & Program Dates

Application Deadline: August 30, 2024
Program Dates: October 14, 2024 – January 17, 2025

Additional Information/Prerequisites

  • Startups are not required to participate in the Japan Market Discovery program before applying for the Japan Market Access program


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Brief Summary of Market

India is the world’s fifth-largest economy and a global powerhouse of industry and innovation. The country’s burgeoning middle class of more than 300M people is comparable to the size of all European Union markets combined.

Application Deadlines & Program Dates

Application Deadline: July 15, 2024
Program Dates: September 2 – December 10, 2024 (In-Country Dates: October 21 – 27, 2024)

Additional Information/Prerequisites

  • Startups are not required to participate in the India Market Discovery program before applying for the India Market Access program


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How to Get Started


Getting Started

Before the actual program starts, we will help you prepare for your new business journey. Together, we will work on identifying individual priorities, setting goals, and will give you an overview of what to expect.


It’s all About the Base

You will participate in the German Accelerator Bootcamp – a series of curated virtual workshops tailored to equip you with the knowledge needed to enter the U.S. or Asian markets. These sessions are hosted by our mentors, alumni, and team members.

Tailor-Made Support

Through in-depth and open dialogue with a dedicated expert team of mentors and German Accelerator team members, you will receive a customized curriculum based on co-created milestones and tackle the individualized work streams based on your company’s specific needs and challenges.

Your Time to Shine

We will have a virtual graduation event with your fellow participants to celebrate your achievements and grow your network of investors, mentors, and partners in the local ecosystem.

Individual Program Length

The duration of the program is based on your individual needs and progress. Together with you, our mentors and team will develop a follow-up plan to best follow your needs, help you grow further and gain a lasting foothold in the new market.

Sneak Preview of Workshops

These are some of the topics we will cover during the virtual program with the help of workshops and one-on-one mentoring sessions. This is just a sneak preview, there’s plenty of other things you will work on!

Building Your Company on the Ground

Hiring for Potential & International Team Development

Mastering Your Message & High Impact Communications

Pitch Coaching & How to Captivate an Audience

Negotiating and Closing $1M Deals

The Ultimate Guide to Sales
How to Land a Pilot Project with a Corporate

The mentoring concept of German Accelerator was super helpful because you have a dedicated amount of mentoring hours – both with your lead mentor and specialist mentors, who offer a more targeted support.


Hanna Marie Asmussen, Founder of Localyze

German Accelerator’s expert mentors constructively challenged our plans and helped us re-evaluate our strategy. They worked with us to sharpen our value propositions and improve our ability to execute. After three tough, but rewarding months, we finished the program as a better, more focused company.


Daniel Raschke, Co-Founder of Picalike

If there was no German Accelerator program, we would not have come this far. Without it, I don’t even think we would have started our journey to expand beyond Germany.


Mostafa Akbari, CEO & Founder of HoloBuilder