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Next Commerce Accelerator is a multi-corporate, single industry focused innovation network, startup acceleration program and investment fund. Read more
We help people in every imaginable area rocket their ideas into enterprise. We help you to build your own profitable business while having more freedom, more fun and making more money… Read more
The W1 Forward Accelerator Program is designed for early-stage startups, helping to turn validated entrepreneurial ideas market- and investor-ready. Read more
Is your startup ready to partner up with us ? We are looking for collaboration-ready startups! Read more
Our intensive, 14-week business accelerator program supports Albertan entrepreneurs from diverse industries, who are in the market validation stage, with curriculum, connections and community. If entrepreneurship is the path you’ve chosen, you don’t have to go it alone. That’s why we created ATB X—a three-month accelerator program built and operated by ATB, exclusively for early-stage entrepreneurs across a wide range of industries. Read more
We want to change the world of commerce. And we want to do it together with the best startups and digital-driven corporations!<br /><br />That’s why we started more than an accelerator: an international hub at the heart of Europe, where commerce innovation can progress, where future-thinking corporations and eager startups can meet and meaningfully engage.<br /><br />We create the environment to pilot solutions and services, learn and share experiences, increase sales or facilitate international expansion: 

we give YOU a place to empower commerce. Together. Read more
SH and Techstars are looking for innovative startup companies from around the globe that will bring pioneering technologies to change the way digital consumers live, cook and do housework, especially in the heart of the future home - the connected kitchen. Read more
Burda Bootcamp believes in filling the gap between now and the future by connecting innovative mindsets from startups, investors and corporates. Read more
We are creating an innovation platform at the heart of Europe, where forward-thinking corporations and disruptive startups can meet and create meaningful engagements.<br /><br />We created an environment within our global ecosystem to pilot solutions and services, drive investments, learn and share experiences and facilitate international expansion: this is YOUR a place to empower healthtech and innovation.<br /><br />Apply today to be a part of the first Digital Health Program in Munich. Read more
We offer a unique program to our startups – during the 20-week program, you will get intensive trainings and coaching on all kinds of business topics. <br />You will collaborate with one of our leading corporate partners to further develop your product or service, with a € 25,000 project budget.<br /><br /><br />During the program, we have presence phases once a month of 3-4 days in Munich with trainings and coachings, mentor meetings, pitch nights and get-togethers.<br />However, you are also welcome to use our office space permanently during those 5 months, including our high-tech workshop MakerSpace or AI computing power (through our AppliedAI Initiative of UnternehmerTUM) if you need to. Read more
We work side-by-side with them to provide disruptive solutions to Telefónica and its customers.<br /><br />The very best start-ups within our portfolios will have unparalleled access to our global network of 350 million customers and clients in 24 countries. Wayra offers a unique and effective interface between entrepreneurs on the one hand and our network of corporates, governments and other partners in countries in which Telefonica is present. Read more
LMU EC Teaching offers entrepreneurship courses for LMU students in a large number of faculties as well as advanced trainings for researchers, staff and partners. The LMU EC intends to provide over 1,000 persons with practice-oriented entrepreneurial know-how annually.<br /><br />LMU EC Lab currently supports a dozen start-up teams and seeks to extend this number to thirty in the near future. In close collaboration with the LMU Technology Transfer Office, the LMU EC coaches students, graduates and scientists on their path towards founding new businesses.<br /><br />LMU EC Community organizes regular networking and experience-sharing events at the LMU and runs an online platform for all interested in entrepreneurship (www.entrepreneurship.info). This LMU EC portal already has more than 8,500 users and is growing steadily, reaching well beyond the Munich area. Read more
The WFP Innovation Accelerator identifies, supports and scales high-potential solutions to hunger worldwide. We provide WFP entrepreneurs, start-ups, companies and NGOs access to mentorship, training, financial support, expert insights and WFP operations. The Innovation Accelerator is part of WFP's Innovation and Change Management Division. Read more
Agro Innovation Lab<br /><br />The Agro Innovation Lab takes an active part in shaping the future of agriculture. Our mission is to foster and implement new technologies or strategies, which increase efficiency, conserve resources or significantly improve the lives of farmers and consumers. Read more
Our goal is to help startups grow and succeed.<br /><br />We believe that technology has the power to make the world a better place and we invest our time and resources into entrepreneurs that are making an impact.<br /><br />Since 2006, we’ve been accelerating startups, matchmaking them with corporate clients, and investing in them. Read more
The W1 Forward Accelerator Program is designed for early-stage startups, helping to turn validated entrepreneur-ial ideas market- and investor-ready. The tailor-made 2-month program is targeted at cross-industry international startups that want to make an impact on the insurance business with their digital solutions. The accelerator includes workshops, one-on-one mentor & coaching sessions to aid startups in becoming experts in insurance, and ready to build pilots with InsurTech corporate members. Founded in 2015, with 3 batches under our belt, we can offer access to a huge network of mentors, coaches, and investors both within the industry, academia and in the startup ecosystem. But our true USP is the unparalleled ac-cess we provide startups to our fourteen insurance members. They range from international market leaders to local champions with a true interest in startup cooperation and partnerships. Read more
Next47 is an independent global venture firm committed to turning today's impossible ideas into tomorrow's indispensable industries. Our relationship with Siemens gives us access to international markets, a global customer base, and incomparable technical experience, all of which we use to catalyze our portfolio companies’ growth. We invest in entrepreneurs who think big and in companies that we believe will change the way the world lives and works.<br /><br />Next47 works with start-ups who are using deep technologies such as artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality, cybersecurity, autonomous driving, IoT, robotics, and advanced manufacturing, to solve industry's most difficult and fundamental challenges. Read more
3D Printing Accelerator <br />- offer Office Space in our 800 m2 incubator in Munich as needed <br />- support you with material resources and integrate you into our comprehensive start-up network. <br />- sponsors in 3D Printing, AM Ventures (EOS), also actively supports you in market access.<br /><br />The SCE Accelerator also works virtually. In our experience, however, it proves to be an advantage if at least one team member of the startup regularly visits Munich personally. Read more
Three very successful family-owned industrial companies with a large international client base, substantial know-how and experience in a wide variety of products, processes and technology are looking for YOU! Learn more about how we can become the perfect match and fulfil your vision for cooperation with us. The most promising startups will be invited to join the FASTTRACK Pitch Day on November 5, 2019 in Landsberg am Lech, Germany. FASTTRACK is a project-orientated, structured support program to accelerate the realisation of ideas and products of innovative startups by providing access to technical competencies, production facilities, know-how, international markets and our large customer base. We offer YOU the unique opportunity to unleash your entrepreneurial spirit, creative ideas and potential to realise and test innovative products whilst receiving support from highly successful family-owned companies. Read more
Are you developing a disruptive product or a digital business in areas like e.g. Robotics, MedTech, Mobility, Automotive, Aerospace or Artificial Intelligence (AI)? Then ESA BIC Bavaria offers the right incubation programme for you. We can help you turn your ideas and inventions into a successful business.<br /><br />With our world-class partners ESA, Bavaria, DLR, Fraunhofer IIS and Airbus, we support you not only financially (without taking any equity), but also with technical expertise from leading experts. Read more
he MAN Impact Accelerator brings social entrepreneurs from Europe, South Africa and India together to tackle social and environmental challenges through innovative solutions in the transport and logistics space. Join us on a journey from Munich to Wolfsburg via Bangalore and Cape Town to San Francisco.<br /><br />Connect with fellow entrepreneurs, get access to a pool of more than 300 mentors from MAN Truck & Bus, Salesforce and Yunus Social Business. Among them are MAN CEO Joachim Drees and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Muhammad Yunus who has built social businesses impacting over 27 million people. Get also access to impact investors and key MAN resources. Read more
The MAN Impact Accelerator brings social entrepreneurs from Europe, South Africa and India together to tackle social and environmental challenges through innovative solutions in the transport and logistics space. Join us on a journey from Munich to Wolfsburg via Bangalore and Cape Town to San Francisco.<br /><br />Connect with fellow entrepreneurs, get access to a pool of more than 300 mentors from MAN Truck & Bus, Salesforce and Yunus Social Business. Among them are MAN CEO Joachim Drees and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Muhammad Yunus who has built social businesses impacting over 27 million people. Get also access to impact investors and key MAN resources. Read more
The MAN Impact Accelerator brings social entrepreneurs from Europe, South Africa and India together to tackle social and environmental challenges through innovative solutions in the transport and logistics space. Join us on a journey from Munich to Wolfsburg via Bangalore and Cape Town to San Francisco.<br /><br />Connect with fellow entrepreneurs, get access to a pool of more than 300 mentors from MAN Truck & Bus, Salesforce and Yunus Social Business. Among them are MAN CEO Joachim Drees and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Muhammad Yunus who has built social businesses impacting over 27 million people. Get also access to impact investors and key MAN resources. Read more
Let’s co-create the next dimension<br />co-pace: the startup program of Continental<br /><br />You are a startup addressing areas such as autonomous systems, artificial intelligence, advanced materials, data security, next generation batteries, advanced propulsion systems or smart cities?<br /><br />We will connect you with one of the world’s most forward-thinking technology companies – Continental.<br /><br />You will gain fundamental insights and accelerate experience to achieve radically fast market proof. Read more
About the Volkswagen Data:Lab Munich:<br />The Data:Lab Munich is a team working for the Volkswagen Group in the areas of Advanced Analytics, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. We work for all 12 brands of the Volkswagen Group to empower digital innovation based on data. Our focus topics are the digitalization of the automotive value chain through advanced analytics, machine learning (e.g. deep learning, nlp) and Quantum Computing. Read more
A JOINT VENTURE BETWEEN AXEL SPRINGER AND PORSCHE IN BERLIN<br />Following in the footsteps of sister company, Axel Springer Plug and Play, APX was born when two best-in-class giants came together with a shared mission: To identify fearless founding teams with ambitious digital ideas and global aspirations. And to help their startups pick up speed.<br /><br />Based in Berlin, we’re an experienced, international team that shares one big idea: We believe that real value lies in people – in your team, in our team, and in the people we know. We celebrate diversity, value authenticity, and do everything in our power to connect you with the right people. Read more
CyberLab is a Accelerator from entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs. We provide strong network, coaching and infrastructure but don't take any equity. Read more
Accelerator for startups for the region Ingolstadt, Eichstätt, Neuburg, Schrobenhausen and Pfaffenhofen. Since 2014 China Center Bavaria for chinese investors. Read more
The EY Start-up challenge makes a stop in Berlin after two successful cohorts in London: <br /><br />From IoT start-up to scale-up: <br />the challenge is on!<br /><br />Do you offer innovative and connected products within the IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things space)? <br /><br />If so, join us at the EY Start-up-Challenge 2016, focused on “Industry 4.0 & Smart Services”. <br /><br />What is in it for you? <br />12 weeks of developing and scaling your business at the betahaus in Berlin with a full program of mentoring, development and networking with the Global EY network and its clients. <br /><br />What we expect?<br />Simply a groundbreaking idea in the IoT sector and at least one demonstrable product / solution.<br /><br />No strings attached, no equity taken! <br /><br />How to join the program?<br />• Go to www.start-up-initiative.ey.com/challenge and apply via our online form latest by 31 January 2016<br /><br />We hope to see you in Berlin in the spring of 2016.<br /><br />#EY Start-up-Challenge Read more
next media accelerator is a network driven accelerator for startups creating new information experiences and tools. We host batches of five teams over six months at our offices in Hamburg.<br />The program is looking for companies that bring innovation to the media industry and look for international markets.<br /><br /> You get:<br /><br />6 months of program with an experienced team helping you to get where you need to be<br />experienced founders and media executives as mentors<br />access to the main players in europe’s media industry<br />up to 50k Euro of Funding<br />-100k Euro in services, mentoring and education from our partners<br />kick-ass office space in Germany’s media capital Hamburg. You will be working side by side with peers to help each other out<br />a community of startups, mediapreneurs and successful media companies inspiring each other Read more
The ProSiebenSat.1 Accelerator is ProSiebenSat.1 Group's 3-month program to support start-ups, which runs twice a year. The program offers start-ups comprehensive support and provides entrepreneurs with a customized coaching concept. In addition, start-ups receive 25,000 EUR funding and office space and the chance to win millions of euros in TV ads.<br /><br />The next round of the ProSiebenSat.1 Accelerator has arrived: Entrepreneurs and business founders can submit their applications for the fifth batch until Januray 31, 2015 and qualify for the spring program scheduled to start in March 2015. Read more
SpinLab – The HHL Accelerator supports the growth of entrepreneurial and innovative teams who want to scale up their businesses. Located within Leipzig’s creative and inspiring Leipzig’s Cotton Mill (Leipziger Baumwollspinnerei), we provide access to infrastructure (co-working office space and technology), coaching and mentoring, as well as to our international network of successful business founders, established market players and leading investors.<br /><br />We are a joint initiative of Leipzig’s Cotton Mill, HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management and our valued partners founded in 2014. Read more
The program is based on a great variety of workshops, financing, coaching, A-list speakers and more. Nevertheless, our goal is to stay focused on your individual needs. We provide the space, infrastructure and all necessary support in order for you to develop freely.<br />Choose from a great variety of workshops and seminars like Online Marketing, Business Intelligence, First VC Contract and many more... Read more
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Top Cities for Startups in Germany Ranked by StartupBlink

StartupBlink ranks the startup ecosystems of 100 countries and 1,000 cities. Download our latest Global Ecosystem Report.
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