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FilmCommission MRN

FilmCommission MRN

German Accelerator

German Accelerator

Gründerverbund

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Heidelberg Startup Partners

Heidelberg Startup Partners

IHK StarterCenter

IHK StarterCenter

Institut für Mittelstandsforschung

Institut für Mittelstandsforschung

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International Office

Popakadmie Baden-Württemberg

Popakadmie Baden-Württemberg

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WhatAVenture

The German Accelerator supports German tech startups to enter the U.S. market. They provide startups with hands-on mentoring, office space, a medial network and investor contacts at their locations in Silicon Valley, San Francisco and New York City. German Accelerator offers two modules - one for companies that want to explore U.S. market and financing opportunities and validate product/market fit in the U.S. The other one is for companies that are further advanced, have significant customer traction and need to focus on execution, business growth and company building.

APPLY FOR THE 1H2016 intake now!

Join the @German Accelerator and scale your company! Applications close on the 31st of August for the 2H2016 program cycle! A detailed description of the program including the entry requirements and selection criteria as well as the login for the online application can be found on www.germanaccelerator.com/application.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

If you think your startup is ready for the US then use your chance with the German Accelerator to get to know the world’s leading high-tech regions. The three months program is open to a broad range of startups from ICT related sectors. Ideal participants generate domestic revenue, enjoy customer traction and have the potential for category leadership in a large, global market. The unique program, supported by the German Ministry of Economics and Energy helps selected startups to enter the U.S. market either in New York City’s Silicon Alley or in the heart of Silicon Valley – in Palo Alto (University Avenue) & San Francisco (Runway, Twitter-HQ). Apply for a spot by 31/08/2015 via http://germanaccelerator.com/application/apply-now!

To learn more about German Accelerator, please check out our partner page.

 

Berlin, Germany / Palo Alto, CA / New York, NY (May 07, 2015) – The winners are chosen! 18 German startups got selected to participate in the German Accelerator program in the second half of 2015.

German Accelerator is pleased to announce the selection of the winning startups that will spend three to six months in New York City and Silicon Valley, where they will profit from our unique mentoring network. A group of finalists were invited to present their business ideas to an international jury of experts after going through an intense multi-tier selection process. After seeing all pitches, Ram Srinivasan, chairman of the Steering Committee in charge of the selection, closed the session and presented the following results:

For our Silicon Valley offices in Palo Alto and San Francisco, the following companies got selected: 4tiitoo Cooee ESNC Hydrogenious Technologies mapegy Marketplace Analytics Movelizer Myestro Interactive On-Apply Rescued Ideas Zoobe Zu-Zweit The winning startups, chosen for our office in New York City are: Autoaid Brandnew IO BusyLamp Channel Pilot Favendo Nightadvisor (Check out the full list of startups on the Homepage of German Accelerator)

The announcement of the winning companies was part of the bi-annual “Celebrating Innovation” event, which took place on the evening of May 6th, 2015 in Berlin.

In his opening speech Dr. Volker Treier, chief executive of foreign trade of the DIHK (German Chamber of Industry and Commerce), explained the importance of linking the German startup scene with the old economy: “If Germany wants to keep its leading position in the world market, the traditional economy has to merge with the digital world. The Chambers of Industry and Commerce in Germany and their worldwide network of subsidiaries could be a valuable support for the realization of the Mittelstand 4.0.” 

More than 500 people attended the event in the House of the German Industry (Haus der Deutschen Wirtschaft) where the secretary of state (Staatssekretär) of the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology Machnig agreed with Dr. Treier’s arguments and emphasized the importance of fast growth for young businesses - which is a question of the mindset and of an early starting point for the internationalization. The German Accelerator focuses on these areas and provides substantial support to foster international growth.

In addition to the speakers and companies’ pitches, the Expo-Area was the heart of the event by providing ample opportunity for everyone to experience innovative technologies. The Expo-Area served as a great spot to connect with some of the brightest minds of the German startup community, discover and play around with products showcased by over 50 startups and celebrate with the winner of the evening.

A special highlight was the announcement of the winner of the public choice award. Hydrogenious Technologies convinced the audience of its vision and was therefore chosen as worthy winner.

The next “Celebrating Innovation” event will take place in Dresden on October 15th 2015, where the next batch of startups that will participate in the first half of 2016 will be chosen. The next application round for 2016 is open until August 31st and we encourage all German startups to apply for our acceleration program here: http://germanaccelerator.com/application

About German Accelerator

The German Accelerator is a growth acceleration program that supports German startups from ICT related sectors to enter the U.S. market. It provides startups with hands-on mentoring and office space at its locations in Silicon Valley, San Francisco, and New York City. German Accelerator identifies and selects the most promising German startups and assists them in their pursuit of becoming category leaders with lasting competitiveness and success in the global marketplace. The accelerator’s vision is to foster the international growth of German tech startups by supporting them with an effective and efficient entry into the U.S. market with its dedicated mentors. Participation in the program is free of charge for all selected companies.

For more information and to submit an application visit our website http://germanaccelerator.com, engage on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/GAccelerator or follow us on Twitter @GAccelerator.

Only a few tickets are left for the Startup Weekend on the Website of the Startup Weekend Rhein Neckar. They will be gone soon, so make sure you get one! 

  • At the startup weekend to-be-founders get together to work on their (existing) ideas for 54 hours and pitch them investors, mentors and other founders afterwards.

    Sponsors, mentors, jurors and of course participants can contact Ms. Hofmann of the IT-Forum via mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    UPDATE: Plase visit the official website for further information:
    http://www.startup-weekend-rhein-neckar.de

    Find more information on the official Facebook-page:
    https://www.facebook.com/startupweekendrheinneckar?fref=ts 

 

MCEI-Event
https://www.mcei.de/events/event-overview/viewevent/166-no-talk-all-action-first-startup-weekend-rhein-neckar

 

  • Location
    Heidelberg Startup Partners
    c/o Technologiepark Heidelberg
    Im Neuenheimer Feld 582 
    69120 Heidelberg

 

The German Accelerator supports German tech startups to enter the U.S. market. They provide startups with hands-on mentoring, office space, a medial network and investor contacts at their locations in Silicon Valley, San Francisco and New York City. German Accelerator offers two modules - one for companies that want to explore U.S. market and financing opportunities and validate product/market fit in the U.S. The other one is for companies that are further advanced, have significant customer traction and need to focus on execution, business growth and company building.

ONLY 4 WEEKS LEFT TO APPLY

Join the @German Accelerator and scale your company! Applications close on the 7th of March for the 2H2015 program cycle! A detailed description of the program including the entry requirements and selection criteria as well as the login for the online application can be found on www.germanaccelerator.com/application.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

If you think your startup is ready for the US then use your chance with the German Accelerator to get to know the world’s leading high-tech regions. The three months program is open to a broad range of startups from ICT related sectors. Ideal participants generate domestic revenue, enjoy customer traction and have the potential for category leadership in a large, global market. The unique program, supported by the German Ministry of Economics and Energy helps selected startups to enter the U.S. market either in New York City’s Silicon Alley or in the heart of Silicon Valley – in Palo Alto (University Avenue) & San Francisco (Runway, Twitter-HQ). Apply for a spot by 03/07/2015 under http://germanaccelerator.com/application/apply-now!

To learn more about German Accelerator, please check out our partner page.

 

Here's an event that will allow you to taste some startup spirit, enriched with American spice: Celebrating Innovation is a fair for the hottest startups that will take place on October 9th 2014 at the Stuttgarter Engineering Park.

Be there when the German Accelerator team turns the spotlight on startup entrepreneurs, global thinkers, innovators, tech-maniacs and movers & shakers of the scene and meet international guests & business leaders from the technology sector.

The event Expo-Area will allow you to experience new technologies first-hand: Every guest has the chance to meet more than forty startups and exchange ideas. Grab a drink and mingle with the crowd to enhance your network. Furthermore, the event will include the celebratory announcement of the startups that have made it into the German Accelerator program!

Please register at: https://www.eventbrite.de/e/celebrating-innovation-stuttgart-2014-tickets-12162316817?aff=eorg.


 

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Sponsors

  • University of Mannheim
  • Institut für Mittelstandsforschung
  • Gründerverbund
  • ESF
  • Europäische Union
  • Baden-Württemberg - Ministerium für Finanzen und Wirtschaft
  • Absolventum