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Who We Are

German Accelerator empowers German startups to scale globally. We take high- potential companies on a fast-paced learning journey to understand, discover, and access the world’s leading innovation hubs in the U.S. and Asia. We have different offerings for startups from all stages and industries to support their internationalization journey from early on and support them best on their way to global success with dedicated programs focused on their individual needs. Since launching in 2012, German Accelerator has nurtured over 500 startups which have raised more than US$4.9 billion in funding so far. German Accelerator is run by German Entrepreneurship GmbH and is proudly financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi).

Facts & Figures


Our network comprises more than 350+ mentors


of our companies have established U.S. operations*


companies participated in our programs


of those present in the U.S. have their own U.S. office*


Our companies raised $4.9B+ in total funding


Our companies evaluate their satisfaction with our program at 8.8/10*

Success Stories

German Accelerator has played an influential role in a number of German startups’ success stories, including the companies below. See all our alumni here.

What People Say About Us

German Accelerator was truly an eye-opening experience that went far beyond entering the U.S. market. The 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. And I left the German Accelerator as far better entrepreneur with the confidence and training to address the type of obstacles I face on a daily basis running an early-stage, fast-growing startup looking to expand into the U.S. market.

Daniel Raschke, CEO & Co-Founder of Picalike


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