Finally, after a long winter pause, our accelerator engine is heating up again.
On Monday, the new startup teams moved in. Half of the founders come from outside of Germany, which makes this program again very international. In terms of industries the program is diverse as well: Companies operate in media, health, transportation, and mobility. Again, we have startups with B2B and B2C models.
Our mentors, experts and the whole team will support these companies with all their experience and network to reach their goals much quicker. We already look forward to connecting Program11 teams within our network of investors and to seeing the outcomes of these introductions.
This week, the teams already got introduced to Axel Springer experts, our corporate partners and other members of the ASPnP family. On Tuesday, they started working with our pitch trainer Ole during an intense, all-day kick-off session. Wednesday evening, our famous onboarding get-together event at the Axel Springer Journalists Club took place. There, the new members of our accelerator family got to know many of our alumni founders.
Today, the founders will be introduced to many of the partners we work together with, before gathering for some networking at our Entrepreneur's Club in the evening.
AND NOW, WITHOUT FURTHER ADO, WE WOULD LIKE TO INTRODUCE THE COMPANIES OF PROGRAM11:
Coachfox is a marketplace for online, one-on-one video sessions with coaches, therapists and other specialists to foster mental wellbeing and personal growth. Anytime. Anywhere.
Founders: Susanne Klepsch and Ile Cvetkoski
GoVolunteer is a country-wide volunteering community that makes helping refugees as easy as possible. On our social matching platform, organizers post their integration projects, volunteers sign up with just 1 click and companies easily find impactful projects to support. We want to motivate millions of people to get active, because we believe that true integration is only possible if newcomers and locals meet and get to know each other. By growing a new volunteering culture across society and all ethnicities, we make integration a reality for everyone.
Founders: Malte Bedürftig, Henryk Seeger, Tim Dettmann, Moritz Vossenberg
Our goal is to make mental healthcare accessible, scalable and affordable. We develop a digital health platform providing solutions for people affected by mental illnesses and healthcare providers. Our solution consists of a mobile mental health screening and training program for people affected and a therapy support system for therapists and GPs.
Founders: Mark Goering and Felix Frauendorf
Tippster revolutionises the way social circles follow and discuss what's happening in the world by providing a platform that enables people to share their opinions and predict the outcome of current events within the scope of a social game.
Founders: Pascal Stulier, Philipp Csernalabics, Maik Hummel
Vanolia is the wedding invitation platform for millennials. It’s our strong believe that millennials getting married want cool, interactive invitations and to socially engage with their guests and loved ones before, during and after the wedding. Vanolia provides guests and couples with a personalized wedding website and app to do just that. This makes it the all-in-one solution to the guest management problem every couple faces. Via the app and website, couples can communicate all important information, coordinate addresses, invitations, RSVPs and collect as well as share all photos taken on their special day.
Founders: Pauline Köhler and Daniel Köhler
We empower advertisers and content creators to engage their audience with compelling VR advertising.
Founders: Paul Maidment, Piero Buttazzo, Ryan Hendry
Wil Stewart is the artist in residence of Program11. He is a painter, rapper and digital artist.
Although his work can appear in abstract forms, the underlying idea, message and intention remains the same:
"One love and unity and the struggle for this".