We provide the tools to support high potential German technology and life sciences startups and emerging companies to successfully enter the U.S. market and scale their business internationally.

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    Scope

    Tech and Life Sciences

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    Mentoring

    Expert guidance and personalized support

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    Office Space

    New York, Silicon Valley (Tech)
    Boston/Cambridge (Life Sciences)

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    Duration

    3 months (Tech)
    Flexible (Life Sciences)

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    Cost

    All services are free.
    No fees. No equity.

Tech

The German Accelerator Tech (GA Tech) has helped more than 75 German startups to define winning business strategies and scale internationally. We support German technology startups from a broad range of segments, including but not limited to:

  • Cleantech
  • Hardware
  • Internet of Things
  • Mobile
  • Semiconductors
  • Software / SaaS

Life Sciences

The German Accelerator Life Sciences (GALS) provides individualized advice and highly flexible services, tailored towards the specific needs and objectives of startups and emerging companies from the following five segments:

  • Therapeutics
  • Diagnostics
  • Digital health
  • Medical devices
  • Platform technologies & services

“With German Accelerator’s support, we validated our U.S. market opportunity and quickly developed a successful strategy to enter the world’s most important market.”

– Karsten Bayer, COO datavirtuality

FEATURED SUCCESS STORIES

Raised more than $13 million and got acquired by Cisco

Raised $34 million in funding

Raised $5 million seed round

Mentors

Our mentors are at the core of everything we do. Experts and advisors challenge you and prepare your company to successfully enter the U.S. market. Whether you need to optimize your business model, define a U.S. go-to-market-strategy, or acquire customers and partners, we’ll match you with the right mentors to guide you to international growth.

FAQs

Is the German Accelerator right for my company?

We are looking for companies that have the potential to become global market leaders. Participating company size varies widely and does not impact acceptance. We support startups with as few as five team members and little revenue to more mature companies with more than 100 team members and eight digit revenues. Some key factors we look for include:

  • Your product is relevant for the U.S. market.
  • Your startup is adequately funded through your potential program participation including the associated travel, accommodation, and business expenses.
  • Your team has the bandwidth to operate in two locations for the duration of the program.

Visit our Tech and Life Sciences pages to find out which program is right for you.

How much do the services of the German Accelerator cost?

They are free. We take no equity and charge no fees.

German Accelerator sounds too good to be true. What’s the catch?

There’s no catch. We receive financial support from the German government (BMWi) and strategic partners to fund the German Accelerator.

How can I apply?

Click here to submit your application online.

 

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