ACCELERATOR
Validate, Execute, Grow.

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Acquire the tools to validate your business model, gain traction, and achieve investor-readiness within 12 weeks.

Program Overview

Are you a visionary team with a mission to solve a real-world problem? Are you ready to fully commit and grow your idea to the next level?

Campus Founders Accelerator is your launchpad. The 12-week early-stage acceleration program in Heilbronn empowers founders and teams to build and grow their startup business towards success in today’s dynamic business landscape.

The Campus Founders Accelerator fosters collaboration, gives access to mentors, and facilitates powerful connections that spark growth, inspire success and accelerate progress.

Apply now and be part of the thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem in Heilbronn, where your startup can flourish and make a lasting impact.

Target Group

Early-stage founding team that is comprised of one technical and one business co-founder. Single founders with high potential are also encouraged to apply.

SETUP

We facilitate startup progress - product-to-market - through variety of workshops, access to our high-class mentor pool, regular coaching sessions, great community events and peer-to-peer learnings.

GOAL

The Accelerator is your fast track to refining validated ideas, maximizing market potential through first PoCs, advancing beyond your MVP stage, optimizing sales strategies for sustainable growth, and mastering fundraising expertise – everything you need to propel your startup to new heights.

DURATION

12 weeks : 16 April – 26 June, 2024

Deadline: April 6th 2024

Program Highlights

ADVANCED BUSINESS WORKSHOPS

Business knowledge is readily available online, and we know that. That's why our experts meticulously tailor the content to suit the practical needs of our startup in the cohort. It's not your typical classroom setup; instead, envision a small, focused cohort with a industry expert, ensuring an intimate and hands-on learning experience.

Topics covered include achieving product-market fit, product development, customer discovery, marketing, fundraising and sales for startups. Equip yourself with actionable insights that can be swiftly applied to your own startup endeavors.

FIRST-CLASS MENTORS

Access a diverse group of experienced mentors who bring industry-specific knowledge. These mentors offer extensive expertise, invaluable guidance and constructive feedback on your journey as a founder.

ACCESS TO OUR CAMPUS LAB

Maximize your program experience with unrestricted access to our state-of-the-art working spaces, designed to create a stimulating and inspiring environment to boost creativity and productivity. Benefit from top-notch amenities, a vibrant community of like-minded individuals, all while being conveniently located in the heart of the city.

GAME-CHANGING GLOBAL NETWORK

To be successful, startups and innovators need a strong network. For that reason, we nurture an active and collaborative community of talent, entrepreneurs, regional and international startups, corporations, as well as large mentor, expert and investor network.

OUR NEW HOME FOR STARTUPS & INNOVATORS

This could be your new home. Imagine a space where groundbreaking ideas take shape, collaborations flourish, and networks expand. Set to open in 2025, our brand-new building, meticulously crafted across eight levels and spanning 7,000 square meters, will become the epicenter of the Heilbronn startup community.

STRATEGIC MILESTONE COACHING

Work closely with our experienced venture managers and outline milestones right from the accelerators start. Benefit from regular check-ins where venture managers provide continuous guidance, support, and assessments of progress.

Program Process & Timeline

Kick-Off & Goal Setting

- Welcome to Campus Founders & Ecosystem
- Funding Opportunities & Resources
- Set 12-week Milestones with Venture Managers

APRIL

Strategic Financing & Market Optimization

- Deal Structuring
- Dynamics of Venture Capital & Business Angels
- Negotiating with Investors
- Pricing Excellence
- Tailored Marketing Strategies
- Product Market Fit

MAY

Sales, Leadership & Pitching

- Accelerating B2B Sales
- Pitching Mastery: Story-Lining & Storytelling
- Conscious Leadership & Entrepreneurship

JUNE
Meet the Team

Samer Nabha

Program Lead

Patrick BURKERT

Head of Startups

Saif Shaikh

PROGRAM SUPPORT

Irini FaraG

PROGRAM SUPPORT

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