With teams and offices in Germany, Asia, and the U.S., we have the great opportunity to support and connect startups across the globe. Since our founding in 2008, we’ve helped more than 750 startups on their way to international success – from bringing the initial idea to life all the way to becoming a global player.
Our team of experienced business experts, successful founders, and topic-specific coaches actively supports startups through programs, events, and matchmaking-opportunities.
We have supported hundreds of startups through our programmes and events.
Empowering German Startups to Scale Globally
German Accelerator empowers the most promising German startups to scale globally. With locations in the key innovation hubs of Silicon Valley, New York, Boston, and Singapore, our team of experienced mentors and subject-matter experts actively support your startup with local know-how. Through highly-customized programs, mentoring, and access to a vast network of business partners and investors, we help startups from all stages and across various industries on their way to international success.
German Accelerator is financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action.
Scaling High Potential Startups and SMEs into International Markets
Scaler8 supports startups and SMEs at every stage in their international expansion process and connects them to a strong global network, domain experts and collaboration opportunities with industry leaders.
EU-India Innovation Center
Leading European Startups and SMEs into the Indian Market
The EU-India Innocenter is a completely free programme, funded by the European Union, that supports every step of a startups journey into the Indian market. Launching and expanding activities in India with specialized market entry support and access to an exclusive and trusted local network. The EU-India Innocenter is a consortium of ecosystem builders, internationalization specialists and experts in the Indian market helping European startups to successfully enter India.
Empowering Pioneers from NRW in Germany
Scale-up.NRW supports high-growth startups from North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany with their expansion into international markets.
Scale-up.NRW is commissioned by the Ministry for Economic Affairs, Innovation, Digitalisation and Energy of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia and implemented in collaboration with our partner digihub Düsseldorf/Rheinland.
Coaching Unicorns in Germany
Master Accelerator is our scaling-program for early-stage startups based in Germany. Master Accelerator is not just a name – founders can learn from real masters of the startup industry within the German Entrepreneurship network, such as the founders of Celonis, Flixbus, and Foodora.
Exclusive Pitch Event for Startups and Investors
Cashwalk is a series of exclusive pitch events for startups and investors only. The events offer a platform for startups and investors to meet in a safe environment to get in touch, meet potential partners, and kick off prosperous relationships.
Social Entrepreneurship Academy
Education for Societal Change
The Social Entrepreneurship Academy supports startups that are active – or want to become active – in the sustainable, social or ecological sectors. This program offers budding social enterprises opportunities for networking, coaching, and startup support.