German Accelerator has supported more than 190 German startups in their expansion in Silicon Valley and New York – including the two unicorns Celonis and N26. The German Accelerator Silicon Valley and New York program participants have collected a total of $1.9 billion in funding. Every quarter, new tech startups start are actively supported by the German Accelerator teams and mentors with expertise, coaching and access to the network for at least three months.

Pia Frey, co-founder of the Berlin startup Opinary and German Accelerator 2017 Alumni, summarizes her experience in New York: “German Accelerator was a huge support throughout our launch in the U.S. market: a great team with an imaginative network, support, and a lot of experience. The all-around carefree package for a U.S. expansion”.

The final pitches for the “Class of Summer 2019” took place in Munich early this February. 14 finalists made it to the final round of the selection process and now it’s official: Seven startups from the Commerce & Advertising, Software, AR, and Infrastructure divisions will be passing the next milestone in their corporate history as of April in New York and Silicon Valley. Among them are Carly Connected Car, Freework, ioxp, gridX, NOK, Nordic Nutrition, and is a software startup that describes itself as the “autopilot for contracts” and is now wanting to expand. For co-founder and CEO, Edward Taylor, the advantages of the German Accelerator program are obvious: “We’re making the move to the U.S. anyway. But having that kind of network as well as mentors, office space, and spirit with the other startups will simply help us establish our U.S. business faster.”

List of selected participants of the German Accelerator Class of Summer 2019

Nordic Nutrition (from Munich) develops and produces CBD (Cannabidiol) products for every need. (from Berlin) helps create, negotiate, and sign contracts without redlines or e-mails.

NOK (from Berlin) helps generate product experiences at the highest level with the world’s fastest supply chain for in-home product experiences, according to NOK.

ioxp (from Mannheim) offers innovative solutions to support manual industry processes using Augmented Reality.

Freework (from Munich) offers intuitive tools to optimize the freelancer process; from freelancer search to time sheets management.

gridX (from Aachen) revolutionizes the traditional energy supply with a fully integrated and manufacturer-independent solution, bringing together millions of small producers and consumers on one platform – the gridX platform.

Carly Connected Cars (from Taufkirchen) develops innovative solutions for smartphones and tablets to establish a mobile connection with one’s own vehicle. According to Carly the apps are, unlike competing products, each tailored to a specific vehicle brand.

About the German Accelerator:
German Accelerator is a support program for young German companies that are looking to expand internationally. The program was launched in Silicon Valley in 2012 and the New York City site opened in 2014. Since 2015, Cambridge/Boston has been supporting companies in the life sciences sector. And in 2018 the program also became active in Singapore for the Southeast Asia region.
The German Accelerator is sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi) and participation is free of charge for startups. For detailed information, please use our website

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