There are accelerators and there is ASPnP. For four years now we accelerate startups in Berlin. More than 90 digital companies with over 250 founders have gone through our program. We invest in a wide range of industry verticals and more than half of our portfolio companies secure follow-on investment after demo day. We are not just a place, a program, a network and an experience. We are a versatile platform driving the success of our companies by individually opening the right doors at the right time.

For 5% equity, companies get €25,000 pre-seed funding and participate in our 100-day accelerator program in Berlin. If a company has previously raised a seed round, we are happy to invest up to €100,000 with a convertible note. In both cases, our goal is to become a long-term partner of the companies and to support them with our knowledge and our network along the way. Therefore, we often co-invest in follow-on financing rounds of portfolio companies.

Application Deadline for Program13 is July 23, 2017

The Program starts on September 4 and Demo Day will take place on December 7.

Apply now for Program13 and 100 days of...

  • Knowledge - Our workshops aim at providing founders with the key insights that will make them experts.
  • Network - Our mentors, partners, investors, alumni and over 200 Axel Springer companies are there for our founders.
  • Community - The founders we invest in have diverse backgrounds, but they are all exceptional digital entrepreneurs.
  • Training - Sharpening the axe is essential for successful founders. That is why our founders pitch repetitively during the program to external audiences of potential customers, partnes and investors.
  • Berlin - Berlin is the best gateway to the single European market and the place to be for any digital entrepreneur today.
  • Creativity - There are no easy answers to complex problems. With an Artist in Residence and a community of creative individuals we encourage our founders to challenge the status quo.