»Our mentors guided our company through different stages entering the U.S. market. From legal assistance to fundraising – they helped us to open our mind and understand the Silicon Valley mindset to successfully gain a foothold in the U.S.«

Oliver Hübler
COO, MeisterLabs

»Leveraging my experience as a founding entrepreneur and investor, it is continually rewarding to contribute to the growth of our startups over just three months.«

Daphne Kis

»I’ve made more decisions within those three months of the program than I’ve made in the last ten years.«

Tobias Knecht
CEO, Abusix

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Learn more about how fast-growing German startups are building their businesses and raising capital in the United States with the support of the German Accelerator. Hear first-hand success stories from German Accelerator Christian Busch, CEO of German Accelerator New York.

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Our Mission

German Accelerator Tech supports high-potential German technology startups and emerging companies to successfully enter the U.S. market and scale their business globally. We provide access to outstanding mentors, office space in Silicon Valley and New York City, valuable connections and the knowledge and expertise required to scale quickly.

We have helped more than 100 German startups define winning business strategies. We work with companies from a broad range of industries, including but not limited to:

Silicon Valley

  • SaaS
  • Software Platforms
  • Hardware
  • Semiconductors
  • loT
  • Artificial Intelligence

New York

  • Advertising
  • Media
  • Financial Services
  • Clean Tech
  • E-Commerce
  • Fashion

Key Services and Elements

3–12 months

Initial phase: 3 months
Extension phase for selected participants: up to 9 months


Office space in San Francisco, Silicon Valley and New York.

Customized Mentoring and Advice

Mentoring and guidance from industry experts and accomplished entrepreneurs.


All services are 100% free.
No fees. No equity.

Access to our Network

Build relationships and immerse yourself into the world’s leading startup ecosystems.

Boot Camp and Workshops

Specialized workshops covering topics, such as product/market fit, go-to-market, and fundraising.

Support Services

Bank account, accommodation, driver’s license – we help you get settled.

Marketing & PR

Spread your word. Use our marketing channels and relationships to amplify your story.

Our Offices

With offices in Palo Alto as well as San Francisco and New York City, startups have the opportunity to come to the U.S. and be exposed to the dynamic and competitive international environment and dive into the spirit of the world’s premier centers for innovation and startup success.

Upcoming Events

Growing a Digital-First Lifestyle Brand
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
433 Broadway, New York, NY 10013

Celebrating Innovation + Tech Expo
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Berlin, Germany

Join our event and meet 40+ tech startups and 300+ invited guests in a casual atmosphere! Learn more about some of Germany’s most promising high-tech startups and discuss the latest tech trends with the team from our U.S. acceleration program.

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Captivate New York, 6th edition
December 13, 2016

The evening will focus on company pitches and feedback from expert panelists. Attendees are provided ample opportunities to expand their professional network through breakout discussions while engaging first-hand with Germany's thriving startup environment.

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Captivate Silicon Valley, 10th edition
December 14, 2016
Palo Alto

Captivate features best-in-class German tech startups that have recently completed German Accelerator’s three-month acceleration and immersion program here in Silicon Valley and San Francisco. The evening will focus on company pitches and feature expert feedback from invited panelists.

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