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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 in the world’s leading innovation hubs in the U.S. and Asia. German Accelerator provides mentoring from dedicated experts, access to our vast global network of business partners and investors, as well as free office space in all our locations. Our programs are highly customized to the participants’ individual needs in order to help them enter international markets and succeed quickly. We don’t take any equity and our programs are free of charge with the exception of “Next Step,” a market discovery program for the Asian region. Since launching in 2012, German Accelerator has nurtured over 300 startups which have raised more than US$4.9 billion in funding so far. German Accelerator is currently 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


companies participated in our program


Our companies raised $4.9B+ in total funding


of our companies have established U.S. operations*


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


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. Read about our alumni’s achievements here.

What People Say About Us

The 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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