For Startups

Scaling & International Expansion Programs for Founders

We support startups in all stages of their growth journey – from early stage to (inter-) national expansion, taking them to the top innovation hubs from the U.S. to Germany and Asia to get inspired, discover, and access new markets.  

Our Startups

We have supported over 1,600 startups through our programs and events.

Christian Jorg
“Many founders think they can do a helicopter expansion. You can’t. No Zoom call, desk research, or short-term visit will replicate the experience and insights you’ll gain from being on the ground for several months.”

Christian Jorg, Managing Partner at German Entrepreneurship in the U.S.

German Accelerator

German Accelerator

Empowering German Startups to Scale Globally

German Accelerator takes high-potential German startups on a fast-paced learning journey to understand, discover, and access the world’s leading innovation hubs in the U.S., Asia, and South America.​ Through customized programs, mentoring from experts, 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 from around the globe to explore, prepare and access new markets in Asia, Europe, North and South America with bespoke international expansion strategies and cross-border open innovation where corporates collaborate with startups and SMEs to develop innovative solutions jointly.

Scaler8 is a partner of the Global Innovation Alliance network in Singapore, a joint initiative of the government organizations Enterprise Singapore and the Singapore Economic Development Board.


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.

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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.

Master Accelerator Startup Program

Master Accelerator

We Make You Investor-Ready

The Master Accelerator supports startups at all stages to prepare for their next funding round and become investor-ready. With over 15 years of experience and extensive fundraising knowledge, the Master Accelerator team helps founders find the capital they need for their startup and succeed in scaling.

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Exclusive Pitch Event for Startups and Investors

Cashwalk is a series of exclusive pitch events for startups and investors to make more prosperous connections.​ The events offer an exclusive environment for you to accelerate deal flow with high-quality, de-risked opportunities.

Co-Founder Match

Co-Founder Match

A Matchmaking Event for Founders in Germany

Pitching a business idea, finding future co-founders or getting inspired and joining someone else’s missioneverything is possible at Co-Founder Match, the Matchmaking Event for German Founders and Startup Enthusiasts in Munich.


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.

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