Let your startup
grow in Saxony-Anhalt
Since 2019 we have supported more than 30 startups, have organized over 60 network events and have matched numerous teams with important investors.
Will you be the next startup that
accelerates with us?
The Weinberg Campus Accelerator is the first accelerator for Tech-Startups in Saxony-Anhalt and desires to bring innovation and growth forward. We aim to ensure a steep learning curve and to give startups the opportunity to scale up their business ideas by investing the entire know-how as well as technical infrastructure of the innovation location Technologiepark Weinberg Campus.
That’s what our alumni and network say
The Weinberg Campus Accelerator represents an important opportunity to obtain fundamental know-how for our further business planning, to sharpen our business model and to find suitable solutions for possible challenges. Moreover, the input from experienced coaches and mentors is very vital to get valuable approaches for our upcoming market and competitor analyses. Also through the accelerator we are able to expand our own network.
It is fantastic to be able to effectively help the innovative teams with marketing and future sales activities. The Weinberg Campus Accelerator offers very practical support through this program.
Mind in Life Science
Marketing & Sales Coach
The participation in the Weinberg Campus Accelerator enables us to acquire essential knowledge in quality management, product certification as well as in topics related to sales, and in the end translate them into action. In addition, we can improve and broaden our network contacts to exchange experiences.
1+ Steri Medizinprodukte GmbH
Founded in 2017
The Weinberg Campus Startup Accelerator is a great program for pre-seed and seed startups in life sciences and medical technology. The intensive program with workshops, coaching sessions and presentation rounds has given each individual startup team enormous support within four months to focus on their own goals and success factors, to professionalize key processes and to appear even more convincing.
Dr. Merle Fuchs
Business Model Coach
The program offers us an effective support by coachings showing how to authorize medical products, to design clinical trials as well as to extend our business model. The introduction to potential venture capitalists is another helpful aspect of the accelerator.
The Technologiepark Weinberg Campus gives us an promising prospect of an optimal support of our development process. In this way we can get the possibility to connect with business angels, universities, and other important network partners and thus, to optimize our business process. The infrastructure with its incubators and laboratories offers a lot of room for our research.
Founded in 2020
The professional planning and extraordinary effort of the Weinberg-Campus Accelerator team, the exceptional quality and innovation of the participating Life Science startups and the experienced lecturers ensured an outstanding Accelerator Program. After several months of training all teams presented with excellent and competitive concepts during the final pitch, which raised the attention of the attending investors, business angels and experts.
Dr. med Holger Anhalt
Medical Mind RCS GmbH
Saxony-Anhalt's first accelerator program is an extremely mature, valuable and literally accelerating offer, which pre-seed and seed teams from life sciences should not miss. The 4-month program leaves nothing to be desired.
Why should you come to the Weinberg Campus?
Biggest technology park in Central Germany
7 non-university research facilities
250+ foundings of a company since 1993
6.000 employees in companies and institutes
Scientific-oriented campus of the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg with approx. 8.000 students
Our 3rd batch will begin in June.
Apply now for the 3rd batch starting in June 2021.
During the Growth-Accelerator startups within the growth-phase can expect individual coachings,
mentorings, and workshops to overcome challenges and to receive guidance to make progress.
The exceptional networks make the program stand out
The Weinberg Campus Accelerator is coordinated by the biggest technology park in Central Germany and thus, offers valuable access to regional and international networks like investors, Business Angels, Venture Capitalists, research institutions, corporations, or industry experts. Join us and be part of that network.
These are the seven non-university institutions on the Weinberg Campus:
Fraunhofer-Institut für Mikrostruktur von Werkstoffen und Systemen (IMWS)
Fraunhofer-Center für Silizium-Photovoltaik (CSP)
Fraunhofer-Institut für Zelltherapie und Immunologie (IZI), (MWT)
Leibniz-Institut für Pflanzenbiochemie (IPB)
Leibniz-Institut für Agrarentwicklung in Transformationsökonomien (IAMO)
Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung (UFZ)
Max-Planck-Institut für Mikrostrukturphysik (MPI)
Core knowledge is key for every success
Every company setup is based on the essential and market-oriented knowledge of how to start a business. This is the reason why our team, experts, partners, and coaches combine forces and are dedicated to guide you as good as possible. We are here to organize digital or on-site workshops, one-on-one sessions, network events, on-demand coachings and so much more for you. Simply tell is where you want to go with your startup and we help you achieve it.
We can help you reach the next level and make your startup stand out. Therefore, we are willing to invest hard work, effort, energy, and time to work together with you. However, we expect something in return. Check out our application requirements:
Be passionate, be devoted and be eager. Participating in the Weinberg Campus Accelerator means giving 100% so that we as well as the coaches see you want to bring your startup to life.
Your startup or business idea is dealing with Biomedical Life Sciences (including E-Health, Medical Engineering, and Pharmaceutical Industry), Greentech, Bioeconomy or New Materials (including interface technologies)? Then, you are the perfect fit for the Weinberg Campus Accelerator.
Blow us away with your startup idea. Show us something that is unique, avant-garde, and revolutionary. We strike to be distinguished, we expect you to be the same.
Your startup should be in the pre-seed, seed-phase or
growth-phase with a market entry less than 5 years ago.
The Weinberg Campus Accelerator is looking for knowledge and technology-based founding projects and startups.
Being part of the program means you have to found your business in Saxony-Anhalt.
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