Frankfurt/Main, Germany – Thursday, October 13, 2016
The winners have been awarded. 20 startups have been selected to participate in the German Accelerator program in Silicon Valley and New York City.
Once again, German Accelerator opened its doors to some of Germany’s most innovative high-growth startups to compete for a program slot at Celebrating Innovation. The winners of the competition were awarded an invitation to join the German Accelerator program in the U.S. Selected companies will benefit from a unique mentoring and coaching program that will help them scale their business internationally.
The following companies have been chosen for Q1 & Q2 2017:
– Fit Analytics
– ArtiMinds Robotics
– Kaia Health
For the 1st time, German Accelerator’s Celebrating Innovation took place at the Tech Quarter in Frankfurt/Main, Germany’s financial capital. The startups in attendance were given the opportunity to showcase their innovative products in a dedicated expo area and meet industry leaders, corporate partners, acceleration pioneers, politicians, and international guests. During the event, the future program participants were announced live on stage.
The evening’s host, Andy Goldstein, Co-Founder & Executive Director of the LMU Entrepreneurship Center and the German Entrepreneurship GmbH, opened the event and welcomed the crowd. A special welcome was given to the State Secretary of Hesse, Mathias Samson.
Mr. Samson on Hesse’s startup environment: “With its strong ICT-market, well-respected universities and an outstanding digital infrastructure Hesse provides an excellent environment for startups. Due to their innovative business strategies these companies play a key role when it comes to the digitalization of industries and services. The state-government actively supports startups in order to unlock their potential for the development of the business location Hesse. This is a decisive element of the strategy of Digitales Hessen. The support includes consultancy and supervision, contests and networking as well as the supply of external financing.”
German Accelerator was honored to welcome some of its strategic partners. Dr. Marcus Praetzas, Deutsche Bank Labs – Frankfurt, Dr. Bernd Rolinck, Head of Industry Teams Commercial Banking and Startup Coverage Germany at Deutsche Bank AG, Antonio Holl and Marc Stiller from Deloitte Digital as well as Thomas Strassner, Partner at Dentons, who announced some of the evening’s winners. Additionally, one of the evening’s highlights was a panel discussion on the newest developments of Blockchain Technologies with Markus Krall, Managing Director of goetzpartners and previously mentioned Dr. Marcus Praetzas.
Along with the announcement of the new Strategic Sponsorship with Deutsche Bank, German Accelerator was excited to welcome representatives from all their current Strategic Sponsors; The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Siemens, Telekom Innovation Labs, BakerHostetler and WilmerHale.
Celebrating Innovation in Frankfurt/Main was yet another success and German Accelerator graciously thanks its event partners Amazon Web Services, German American Chamber of Commerce, Beiten Burkhardt, CleanTech Innovation Center, Dentons, Dienwiebel, Hessen Trade & Invest, HypoVereinsbank, Lavazza, Microsoft, PitchClub and Tech Quartier.
About German Accelerator:
The German Accelerator is a growth acceleration program that supports German startups from Tech 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. As of January 2016, German Accelerator has expanded its services and now also supports young German Life Sciences companies to enter the U.S. market via Boston.
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