STARTPLATZ Accelerator

  • Location: Europe, Germany, Cologne
  • Timing of Applications: Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter
  • Focus: Artificial Intelligence, Augmented/Virtual Reality, Data/Analytics, Digital/Media, eCommerce, Education, Energy, FinTech, Food/Beverage, Gaming, Healthcare, Internet, IoT, Marketing/Advertising, Media/Entertainment, Mobile, Real Estate, Retail, Robotics, SaaS, Social Impact, Software, Sports, Sustainability, Technology, Telecommunications, Transportation/Logistics

STARTPLATZ can look back on about five years of experience on what startups in Germany need to become successful. We are working with methodologies developed in Silicon Valley and adopting it to the german market and its needs. Our startups do not develop as fast as the ones in California, but their business models are sustainable and profitable.

As an incubator and accelerator, STARTPLATZ supports young founders with the strategic further development and successful transformation of their business ideas. We do not only offer a variety of workshops and interesting lectures of the Startup Academy, but also do we offer consulting and support from experienced mentors on a regularly basis in our free consultation hours.

The duration of the accelerator is two times 3 months.

During the first phase the focus is on BMC, lean startup as well as builing an MVP. After the first three months there is an internal demo day, where it is decided which teams will get into the second phase of the accelerator. The second phase then is dedicated to topics like customer development, sales, HR management and funding.