“The program is an absolute benefit for every startup. Due to the strict program and timelines, you are triggered to move your idea forward within a short time. The precise and professional feedback gives you ideas, you would have never came up with. The program is a real accelerator.”
Julien WenglorzCo-founder of tino UG
“We have been introduced into the German startup world, it took us to another level.”
Karandip SinghFounder Grapheme
“Great program for entering the startup stage. Didn´t regret a single day invested. And hell, I was busy.”
Berkun CulhaFounder Schedule Display
“Breakthrough is a great experience and possibility for early stage IT-startups to prove their concept in a short time in front of experts.”
Dominic SepetavcFounder Motovio
“Come as a rookie – work hard – leave as a founder.”
Matthias LutheCo-founder Friedhofsglück and winner of Up2B Breakthrough 2017
“Great program. Excellent coaches, investors, partners and other startups. It was an intense and fun time at Breakthrough.”
Thomas LinkCo-founder Varomo UG
Who can apply?
Startups from the field of IT, digital or high-tech with a B2B focus!
When is the application deadline?
You can apply until March 15, 2022 at 23:59. We cannot accept further applications after the deadline.
I am the only founder in the company. Can I apply?
No! You need to be present as a team because we will have several coaching points that will strengthen and develop the startup team. If you are looking for team members, feel free to contact our program manager Inga-Marit Nölle (inga-marit.noelle[at]innowerft[dot]com) as we can also help with finding co-founders.
We have not founded the company yet. Can we also apply?
Yes, we consider startups no matter if they have already founded a company or not.
When do you decide if our team can participate in the Breakthrough?
We will select the attending startups about 4 weeks before the program starts. There might be the possibility to also contact you virtually or by phone to do an additional interview with you.
Is it necessary to be present at every program day for the whole team?
At least one of you has to be present during the program period. No show is an exclusion criteria.
Do we have to pay for the participation or give shares of our company?
No, the program is free of charge or equity! The program is funded by Baden-Württemberg’s Startup BW campaign.
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