Our acceleration program ELEVATE helps you to validate your business idea, gain traction and gets you ready for your first customers and investors. ELEVATE combines the expertise of validating ideas with the execution power in the fields of IT-Development and Growth Marketing.

Our next batch kicks-off on June 4th.

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Applications close April 15th!


The most critical resource for startups is often not only money, but talent. This is why we provide our ELEVATE startups with a dedicated IT developer and a dedicated Growth Marketer from our team to create the product and work on getting traction together. We help you grow your network and gain first customers.

Our goal is to create an environment that lets you focus on talking to customers and building a product reaching market fit.

1. Knowledge & Execution:

    • A dedicated IT Developer embedded in your team

    • A dedicated Growth Marketer embedded in your team

    • 1:1 Coaching & mentoring by international experts and entrepreneurs

2. Resources:

    • Up to 350h of IT Development, Growth Marketing and Mentoring

    • 5,000€ for initial expenses, so you don’t have to worry about travel costs or first experiments

    • Office space @weXelerate

    • Potential follow-up grant of 22.500€

3. Network:

    • Contacts to investors

    • Contacts to corporates in your field

    • Contacts to first customers

    • Contacts to mentors & alumni

    • Support by University research teams


Work with amazing Mentors & Coaches like...

Susann Fischer

David Pichsenmeister

Eva Arh

Greg Leuch

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Applications for Batch #4 close April 15th, 2019.

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