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STARTPLATZ becomes part of the Global Accelerator Network

With the start of the new round of the STARTPLATZ accelerator program in February 2018, the participating startups will benefit from the new partnership with GAN (Global Accelerator Network). GAN is a global network, consisting of over 70 internationally renowned accelerator programs (e.g. Techstars, Microsoft Accelerator, HFarm) in more than 120 cities that are committed to the success of startups. The partnership takes the STARTPLATZ Accelerator program, which has already funded over 135 startups in 14 batches, to a new, international level.

After a strict selection process, STARTPLATZ was accepted as a member of the global GAN ​​network, along with just one other accelerator from Germany. It offers participating startups access to other startups, international accelerators, mentors, companies and investors. The Global Accelerator Network has noteworthy figures with high success rates for the startups funded by the participating accelerators: According to the network, a total of more than 4,500 startups went through the GAN programs, around 85% of which are still active in business and employ around 26,700 people worldwide .

The STARTPLATZ accelerator program will enter its 15th round in February 2018, the application deadline is January 19th. Teams in the early stage, pre-seed and seed phase can apply; the focus is on digital and scalable business models. The three- to six-month program includes services worth 50,000 euros: a workplace in the coworking area of ​​the locations in Cologne or Düsseldorf, individual coaching and advice from mentors and experts from the ecosystem and workshops from the STARTPLATZ Startup Academy. In addition, it offers access to a large network of other startups, international accelerators, investors and investors as well as various lifelong perks and advantages for services such as Amazon Web Services, Hubspot or Salesforce.

Further information and the application form at www.accelerator.startplatz.de!