We thought about the top reasons why it makes sense to join an accelerator. After a heavy research within our team and some funny discussions we decided to share our top four list with you. No.1: #NETWORK
Far and away the most important reason to participate with an accelerator program is that you always join a network. We gain most of our capacity through our "parents" Axel Springer and Plug and Play Tech Center. Furthermore we run a corporate partner program extending our network power into specialised industries and we have a highly profiled mentor network.
No.2: #ENTREPRENEURIAL ENVIROMENT
Accelerators stand out through a very unique entrepreneurial spirit. Being surrounded by other founders, sharing experiences and being nervous before pitches together, while you are still working on your own business is very special. We still recognise this spirit when we see the connections within our alumni network.
Most accelerators offer you a cash injection. It's not the magic bullet, but it assures you financial independence for a couple of months. We offer 25.000€ + office space for 100 days + workshops + coffee + water + mentoring = an experience you won't forget.
No.4: #NO CLUE ABOUT THE BUSINESS
Lots of people join accelerators right after graduating from university or finishing their first job. Without any entrepreneurial experience there are some basics to learn for everyone. An accelerator takes you under a wing and carries you through the basic steps of building a corporation, setting up proper business plans or hiring your first employees.
We are currently open for applications until May 3rd and we are looking forward to your applications. In case you are interested in our program you can read all about us here or APPLY NOW until May 3rd.
Pitch Days Berlin: 08.06 and 11.06.2015 International Pitch Day Vienna: 15.06.2015 Period of Batch VII: August – November 2015