Kickstart Your Journey

to South America

Discover South America’s Burgeoning Startup Ecosystem

The Kickstart program supports early-stage German startups with the knowledge and tools to build and grow a scalable, global business. Immerse yourself into the rich mosaic of South America’s markets, unleash the region’s boundless potential, and seize the chance to shape your future in an unparalleled way.

The Details

Participant Profile: Pre-seed to Seed+-stage German startups

Cost: 100% free

Format: Online workshops, expert panel discussions, and 1-on-1 mentoring

Duration & Program Dates: 5 days (Sep 28 — Oct 6, 2023)

Application Deadline: September 1, 2023

What’s in It For Your Startup

Key Insights

Gain the knowledge and skills needed to successfully set up your business in South America.

Understanding of Local Markets

Find out about key industries and trends in South America’s markets.

Setup for Success

De-risk and make critical early decisions on product, market, and business models.​

World-Class Mentoring

Learn through 1-on-1 mentoring and from select speakers how you can excel in South America.

Map of South America, highlighting Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, and Bolivia

South America: A Region Boasting With Opportunities

→ Argentina is the 8th largest country in the world, with a growing reputation for innovation and technological advancement. Home to several top tech companies and startups, Argentina has emerged as a leading hub for technology and innovation in South America.

South America’s largest economy, Brazil, is home to 23 unicorns and has been investing heavily in research and development, focusing on artificial intelligence, biotechnology, and renewable energy. The country is the 4th most digitized market in the world and has a highly skilled workforce.

Ranked as the most innovative country in South America by the Global Innovation Index, Chile has made significant strides in fostering a culture of innovation. Chile boasts a thriving startup ecosystem, with Santiago being one of the leading tech hubs in the region.

The support from [German Accelerator] didn’t just end when the program finished. As an alumni, the Kickstart program team continued to support us and provide connections to international attorneys, business angels, and other individuals who could help our startup grow.

 

Leonardo Re, Founder of frei space

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

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

The Kickstart Ecosystem

We’re proud to partner with influential industry players and EXIST-affiliated universities and institutions, offering you unrivaled access to funding, connections, and insights. In our dynamic community, innovation knows no bounds. Collaborate with like-minded entrepreneurs, investors, and mentors to drive your startup forward.

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