• Accelerate your business-to-business startup!

    The Up2B accelerator offers various programs to elevate your startup to the next stage

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  • Validate your business idea

    The Up2B accelerator programs offer tools and feedback for entrepreneurs

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  • Improve your product or service!

    The Up2B accelerator programs supports your growth and scaling

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  • Get funded!

    The Up2B accelerator programs enables startups to approach investors

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Your accelerator programs for business-to-business startups

Our mission

Digitalization drives innovation.

We strive to identify, select and support high-potential startups. If you are working on an IT-based idea to create value for business customers, the Up2B accelerator is your chance to boost your business.

Our offer

Tailor-made accelerator programs for business-to-business startups: 

In of the most attractive regions for business-to-business startups, our wide range of programs offers you mentoring, coaching and – if you make it – access to our network of investors and potential customers.

Your chance

Participation in Up2B accelerator programs is completely free of charge!

We do not charge fees and we do not take an equity stake of your company.

Choose your program

For Early-Stage Startups

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

From 20.04. – 29.05.2020

For Advanced Startups

Three-weeks program to find corporate partners and to reach the ultimate goal – your product-market fit.

From 11.11. – 28.11.2019

For Market-Ready & Investment-Ready Startups

Get ready for your first round of investment in five days!

Our intensive mentoring and coaching program for those who are seeking B2B customers and investors.

From 22.06. – 26.06.2020

Up2B Finale Events 2018

What startups and experts say about Up2B

“The Up2B Firecamp 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.”

Andreas WidmannFounder of RoadAds and winner of the Firecamp 2017.

“Please repeat that format! It’s the best format you can find in the Rhine-Neckar region.”

Daniel SzkutnikManaging Director & founder of Julie Soley GmbH

“We made further progress in the Up2B Firecamp week than the whole last year.”

Timm CzarneckiCo-founder of BRC

“The level of mentors, coaches and corporates were impressive and the content and program helped us incredibly to further shape and tailor our business.”

Sascha KronbergFounder of Sales Marshal

“Brilliant mentors, brilliant contacts, great organization!”

Stefan NitzCo-founder of RefundRebel GmbH and winner of Firecamp 2018

“The Up2B Breakthrough & Firecamp were amazing programs. The Up2B team has helped getting us connected with investors at pitch events which we never would have found ourselves!”

Markus BeckCo-founder and CEO of tye GmbH

“Great program for entering the startup stage. Didn´t regret a single day invested. And hell, I was busy.”

Berkun CulhaFounder Schedule Display

“Rather than reading 100 books and watching thousands of videos, take your chance and talk to people that have seen every challenge you‘ll face already”

Richard DihenFounder & CEO of Di.Ri Social Media

“The Up2B ProductBooster helps you to polish your product by examining it from different angles with the support of experts.”

Dennis WestermannFounder of palin.io

“If you have a great idea, and you want to develop a great product that people will love, the Up2B ProductBooster is great for you.”

Philipp RathjenCo-founder Prospeum

One of the best regions for business-to-business ventures

Up2B Region: Powerhouse for economic growth

There are many great places to start your IT company.

But if your idea is built around a business-to-business proposition, you should not settle for less then the Up2B region.

Situated in the south-west of Germany, in the middle of one of the economically strongest regions of Europe, you will find what will make the difference: corporate customers from the DAX, German Mittelstand and Hidden Champions.

Chemistry, life sciences, IT or automotive – within a one hour drive you will find plenty of potential business partners.

If you want to succeed in b2b, check out the Up2B accelerator programs!

  • Mannheim / Heidelberg / Waldorf

    Welcome to the Up2B region: Your place to start a business-to-business company

  • Global Players and German Mittelstand

    Your customers: One of the highest densities of global players, German “Mittelstand” and small companies in Europe

  • One of the nicest places to live, work and succeed

    Quality of life: You will love cultural activities, sports, landscape or nightlife surrounding our accelerator programs

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.

Take your product to the next level with our three-weeks program! You will meet product experts in high-class workshops and one-on-one sessions and get support at polishing your product towards customer readiness. You will also get to know corporate representatives, who want to know whether your product fits their business needs! If you convince them, you have the chance to pilot right away with them!

Prepare your startup for your first substantial round of investment: Our five-day intensive coaching and mentoring program helps startups which are investment ready to get going. Two days of honest feedback from industry experts and one-on-one discussions with corporate customers will prepare your startup to find a business angel or venture capital investor.

Corporates involved in Up2B