“That was the most intense coaching week of my life. I took a lot of things with me and now I even go home as a winner. The program is unique in its intensity in the startup scene. I can recommend every startup to apply for the next Firecamp”
“The Firecamp is the most inspiring and intensive format for the further development of innovative startup ideas i have seen in Germany so far. This week is so motivating for the founders, startup teams and mentors and ensures the exchange of valuable knowledge and experiences in professional fields. For local startups who are serious about their growth, the Firecamp is an absolute must and a highlight!”
“Please repeat that format! It’s the best format you can find in the Rhine-Neckar region.”
“We made further progress this week than the whole last year.”
“Programs like the Firecamp are just what you need to move Germany towards more innovation. For founders, it’s important not to waste too much time analyzing a problem. Instead, they have to make decisions and talk to as many people as possible to quickly find out if their idea can convince the market. That’s what we did this week.”
“Well, it’s called ‘firecamp’ for a reason. If it would be a walk in the park, we would call it ‘a walk in the park’. So grab your ideas and your toothbrush and move on.”
“The level of mentors, coaches and corporates were impressive and the content and program helped us incredibly to further shape and tailor our business. I was able to connect to many likeminded people for further networking. The organization of the program was flawless!”
“The firecamp week was a hands-on tough week, with an outcome that we would have never expected from the camp! Brilliant mentors, brilliant contacts, great organization!”
“Firecamp is the best possible preparation for the first investment round. Deep-dives with high-class-experts bring your startup to the next level.”
Frequently asked questions (FAQ)
Who can apply?
Startups from the field of IT, digital and high-tech. If you have a clear focus on Business-to-Business (B2B) it´s even better! We take your B2B focus as an advantage.
When is the application deadline?
On the 4th February 2018, 23:59. We can not consider further applications after the deadline.
I am the only founder in the company. Can I apply?
Yes, you can! A team is not necessary to apply for the Firecamp.
We have not founded the company yet. Can we also apply?
Yes, we consider startups no matter if they have founded a company already or not.
When do you decide if our team can participate in the Firecamp?
The Firecamp organization team will decide on Wednesday, 6th February latest if you are among the participants. On 5th and 6th February there might be the possibility to contact you via Skype or Phone if we have some question regarding your startup and your team.
Is it necessary to be on site every day for the whole team?
At least of you has be present during the whole week. No show is an exclusion criteria.
We only have a business idea and want to apply for the Firecamp.
The focus of Firecamp is to support startups that want to scale and to get funded. For very early-stage startups we offer our program “Breakthrough” twice a year. No matter you can apply. If your startup is too early-stage for Firecamp, we will inform you.
Do we have to pay for the participation or give shares of our company?
No, the program is for free!
What is the program language?
English! All presentations and your pitches as well as your application have to be in english, since we expect also international participants. Some of our experts and mentors as well as investors are international too.
We do have further questions. Who can we contact?
Please contact Paul Becker, Startup Support Manager at Heidelberg Technology Park:
Phone: + 49 178 1918168