In this intensive 4-month program you will get the chance to acquire knowledge in fundamental and business-related topics during workshops and coaching held by high-class coaches.
When does it happen?
You are thinking about participating? Then you have several options to join. The four-month intensive classes take place four times within two years until April 2022.
If you are working in the field of Biomedical Life Sciences the 1st and 3rd batch will be of interest for you. However, the 1st batch already ended in November 2020 with six startups successfully finishing that round. But you still have the chance to come onboard for the 3rd batch starting in June 2021.
You want to join?
APPLY NOW FOR THE 4th BATCH starting in December 2021.
You are more into Bioeconomy, Greentech and New Materials?
Batches 2 and 4 will be waiting for you. See the schedule for more detailed information.
Project setup and start
& planning: 08/2020
08/2020 - 11/2020
& planning: 01/2021
01/2021 - 04/2021
& planning: 08/2020
06/2021 - 09/2021
& planning: 12/2021
01/2022 - 04/2022
What will you expect?
During the four-month program consisting of workshop and coaching elements the Startup-Accelerator imparts skills in the following exemplary fields:
This module is devoted to the particularities and current conditions within the life science market. Trends that influence companies in this field as well as dominating location factors in Germany present the core of this module.
How does a finance program look like? In this module the structure, content and tools of a finance program are discussed. Additionally, participants will understand what kind of financing methods exist and how the capital requirements are calculated. Lastly, it will also be focused on topics like controlling, taxes, and selection of investors.
This workshop concentrates on explaining startups how to certify products and how to classify them. Not only best practice examples will be distributed but also audits will be a topic during the class.
Concerning quality and risk management participants get to know and learn about the structure of quality and risk management, relevant norms, technical documentation, and conformity assessment.
In order to enter new markets a good and solid expansion strategy is fundamental. In this sense startups will analyze new markets, evaluate risks and opportunities, calculate the capital requirements, and learn how to adapt their product offerings to the new target market and target group. Typical errors and mistakes, improvement suggestions and cultural features form the basis of this workshop.
Apart from the business model development and the current business model analysis startups will learn how to create a business model correctly and specify it. Moreover, market, product and target group analyses will take place. Another important part is Business Model Canvas with its components as well as strategy development and goal setting. In order to help startups position themselves correctly, it is elaborated on the mission, vision and value proposition.
Which legal forms exist? What do I have to keep in mind regarding foundations or process of growth? Furthermore, this course is about patent strategy and maintenance, intellectual property, and data safety in the healthcare system.
In Marketing & Sales startups will be taught about the core elements in marketing: product, price, distribution, and communication. Moreover, it is illustrated how important a marketing strategy is, how to create it and what kind of marketing instruments can be used.
However, the sales part prepares startups to correctly compile a sales strategy and a sales pitch.
How to become an employer? In HR participants will be familiarized with the recruiting process, employee leadership and development, an appreciative company culture as well as team development.
The workshop about Corporate Social Responsibility elucidates the meaning, framework, and strategies of CSR. Moreover, helpful tools and instruments as well as best practices will be discussed.
Time & Project Management
Negotiation & Conversation Techniques