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Apply now for the Up2B Accelerator

Apply now for the Up2B Accelerator Up2B

Apply now for the Up2B-Accelerator Program! The Up2B Accelerator is a common project from the Technology Park Heidelberg, NEXT MANNHEIM and innoWerft Walldorf. Invited to apply are Entrepreneurs aiming to challenge themselves to boost their business and Start-ups in a tech business with B2B focus from the field of IT, digital or deep-tech.

Program Period

12th April – 21st May 2021

Program Language


Program Location

***online only***

Due to covid-19 all coachings and network activities will take place as a virtual format.

That means for you:

You can stay at home and benefit from the Breakthrough program
You save cost and travel time
You keep your carbon footprint low

What you can expect

Six challenging weeks to boost your startup and to get access to our B2B world

  • Selected workshops to sharpen your business know-how
  • One-on-one coachings with mentors and B2B experts
  • 4 hours average of intensive startup coaching per week
  • Demo Day to pitch your startup in front of our industry network
  • A chance to become elected for Start-up BW Pre-Seed with up to 200.000 € funding
  • Free participation

The program

Six weeks to get access to our B2B world

You’ve stumbled across a potential customer need but are not sure about whether it’s a problem worth solving? You’ve gathered one or two potential co-founders but don’t know about how to create a fast-growing startup?

Up2B Breakthough is all about getting a clear picture about what we call problem-solution fit. We’ll support you in asking the right questions and find potential customers. You’ll also learn a lot about best-practice in starting a company.

Monday always starts with a week and theme kick off. Friday is feedback day: An expert takes an hour of time for you and your specific questions. Every now and then there is a Breakthrough special on Wednesdays, where you can delve deeper into important topics.


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  • University of Mannheim
  • Institut für Mittelstandsforschung
  • Gründerverbund
  • ESF
  • Europäische Union
  • Baden-Württemberg - Ministerium für Finanzen und Wirtschaft
  • Absolventum