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Up2B Breakthrough

Who you are

  • Entrepreneurs aiming to challenge themselves to boost their business
  • Starting- up a tech business with B2B focus
  • From the field of IT, digital or deep-tech

Program Period

12th April – 21st May 2021

Program Language

English

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
  • 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.


21.04.2021: Team special

A diverse team with heterogeneous competences is the key to success. Find out all about it in the team special on Wednesday, 21 April!

05.05.2021: Corporate Speeddating special

Meet a corporate and present your product to a real possible client!

12.05.2021: Law special

The devil is in the detail! At our law special on 12 May you will get a first overview of legal pitfalls for your business.


After getting a clear picture about your startup, your business model and growth strategy, you will get the chance to pitch for BW Pre-Seed and get access to our network of potential customers. Getting forward will require your passion and work. Only the best startups will make it to reach investors and potential customers.

*Start-up BW Pre-Seed

Pre-Seed BW enables startups to receive 50,000 – 200,000 Euro in funding if they qualify and find a co-investor for 20% of the total investment. Terms and conditions apply. For detailed information please visit the Pre-Seed Site of Start-up BW or contact us.

  • Kick-off

    12.04.2021: Get to know each other and start the journey with us.

  • Business Model & Unit Economics

    On Tuesday, 13 April, we start with input and individual 1on1s on the business model. Friday is feedback day.

  • Brand, PR & Marketing

    What does your company stand for and how do you want to present it to the world? You can find out all this on Monday, 19 April, and on our weekly feedback friday.

  • Sales

    Our coaches will help you to become a sales champ on Monday, 26 April! You will understand how to build a sales funnel  until feedback friday.

  • Product & Customer

    Define your product-market fit with the help of potential customers. Get inspiration and individual mentoring on Monday, 3 May, and on the feedback friday.

  • Corporate Speeddating

    Meet a corporate and present your product solution. Direct feedback from your potential client on 5 May will take you a long way!

  • Finance, Investment & Termsheet

    We will coach you to think like an investor on 10 May. On the recurring feedback friday you can discuss your KPIs with one of our experts.

  • Pitch Preparation

    There´s no second chance for the first impression! With the support of our pitch trainers on 17 & 18 May, you will prepare the best possible pitch deck.

  • Demo Day

    21.05.2021: Pitch your startup, meet our industry network and qualify for Pre-Seed BW.

Coaches you will meet

Breakthrough Review

“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

“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

“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

“Great program. Excellent coaches, investors, partners and other startups. It was an intense and fun time at Breakthrough.”

Thomas LinkCo-founder Varomo UG

“Come as a rookie – work hard – leave as a founder.”

Matthias LutheCo-founder Friedhofsglück and winner of Up2B Breakthrough 2017

Application for the 2021 batch is closed. Check back in 2022 oder check out our other programs!

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Who can apply?

Startups from the field of IT, digital and high-tech with a B2B focus!

When is the application deadline?

On the 21st of March 2021, 23:59. We can not consider 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.

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 Breakthrough?

We will select the attending startups by latest Friday, 26th of March 2021. There might be the possibility to also contact you via Skype or Phone to hold 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 be present during the program period. No show is an exclusion criteria.

At the team building sessions, the whole team must be present.

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 workshops, 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 Maren Osterlitz
maren.osterlitz@innowerft.com
Phone: + 49 171 9332877

What is Start-up BW Pre-Seed?

Pre-Seed BW enables startups to receive 50,000 – 200,000 Euro in funding if they qualify and find a co-investor for 20% of the total investment. Terms and conditions apply. For detailed information please visit the Pre-Seed Site of Start-up BW or contact us.

Organization

 

Network and Media Partner

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Up2B Breakthrough

Who you are

  • Entrepreneurs aiming to challenge themselves to boost their business
  • Starting- up a tech business with B2B focus
  • From the field of IT, digital or deep-tech

Program Period

12th April – 21st May 2021

Program Language

English

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
  • 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.


21.04.2021: Team special

A diverse team with heterogeneous competences is the key to success. Find out all about it in the team special on Wednesday, 21 April!

05.05.2021: Corporate Speeddating special

Meet a corporate and present your product to a real possible client!

12.05.2021: Law special

The devil is in the detail! At our law special on 12 May you will get a first overview of legal pitfalls for your business.


After getting a clear picture about your startup, your business model and growth strategy, you will get the chance to pitch for BW Pre-Seed and get access to our network of potential customers. Getting forward will require your passion and work. Only the best startups will make it to reach investors and potential customers.

*Start-up BW Pre-Seed

Pre-Seed BW enables startups to receive 50,000 – 200,000 Euro in funding if they qualify and find a co-investor for 20% of the total investment. Terms and conditions apply. For detailed information please visit the Pre-Seed Site of Start-up BW or contact us.

  • Kick-off

    12.04.2021: Get to know each other and start the journey with us.

  • Business Model & Unit Economics

    On Tuesday, 13 April, we start with input and individual 1on1s on the business model. Friday is feedback day.

  • Brand, PR & Marketing

    What does your company stand for and how do you want to present it to the world? You can find out all this on Monday, 19 April, and on our weekly feedback friday.

  • Sales

    Our coaches will help you to become a sales champ on Monday, 26 April! You will understand how to build a sales funnel  until feedback friday.

  • Product & Customer

    Define your product-market fit with the help of potential customers. Get inspiration and individual mentoring on Monday, 3 May, and on the feedback friday.

  • Corporate Speeddating

    Meet a corporate and present your product solution. Direct feedback from your potential client on 5 May will take you a long way!

  • Finance, Investment & Termsheet

    We will coach you to think like an investor on 10 May. On the recurring feedback friday you can discuss your KPIs with one of our experts.

  • Pitch Preparation

    There´s no second chance for the first impression! With the support of our pitch trainers on 17 & 18 May, you will prepare the best possible pitch deck.

  • Demo Day

    21.05.2021: Pitch your startup, meet our industry network and qualify for Pre-Seed BW.

Coaches you will meet

Breakthrough Review

“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

“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

“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

“Great program. Excellent coaches, investors, partners and other startups. It was an intense and fun time at Breakthrough.”

Thomas LinkCo-founder Varomo UG

“Come as a rookie – work hard – leave as a founder.”

Matthias LutheCo-founder Friedhofsglück and winner of Up2B Breakthrough 2017

Application for the 2021 batch is closed. Check back in 2022 oder check out our other programs!

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Who can apply?

Startups from the field of IT, digital and high-tech with a B2B focus!

When is the application deadline?

On the 21st of March 2021, 23:59. We can not consider 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.

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 Breakthrough?

We will select the attending startups by latest Friday, 26th of March 2021. There might be the possibility to also contact you via Skype or Phone to hold 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 be present during the program period. No show is an exclusion criteria.

At the team building sessions, the whole team must be present.

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 workshops, 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 Maren Osterlitz
maren.osterlitz@innowerft.com
Phone: + 49 171 9332877

What is Start-up BW Pre-Seed?

Pre-Seed BW enables startups to receive 50,000 – 200,000 Euro in funding if they qualify and find a co-investor for 20% of the total investment. Terms and conditions apply. For detailed information please visit the Pre-Seed Site of Start-up BW or contact us.

Organization

 

Network and Media Partner