German Accelerator’s next round: 12 startups go to Silicon Valley, 6 to NYC

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Out of 80 applications, 18 startups will participate in the three to six month long German Accelerator program. The program started in 2011 and is supported by the German Ministry of Economy and Technology. Different to many other accelerators, it does not take equity. Besides the living costs, most other expenses are covered by the program.

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The goal is to find a go-to-market strategy for the startups to enter the U.S. That includes discussing business plans, working on marketing and communication skills, and figuring out U.S. legal and corporate structures, as well as getting in touch with mentors and investors.

The startups cover all kinds of different topics from an e-scooter to payment solutions, from a pregnancy app to crowd testing. We’re excited to hear how it will go for the teams:

 

These teams will be located in Silicon Valley:

Apinauten – Allows clients to complete an app backend in five Steps

Bitstars – Creates and customizes Augmented & Virtual Reality 3D content

Food loop – notifications about food that soon to go on sale (also won at the GreenAlley award)

iTiZZiMo – simplifies IT

Just – an intranet for enterprises

NINU – a smart pregnancy companion

ParkTAG – makes it earlier to find a parking space

Payever – making payments easy

Software Diagnostics – helps to understand code landscape

TobyRich – tailored smartphone solutions

Unu – an e-scooter

Zeyos – lets teams organize themselves better and calls itself “the workspace of tomorrow”

 

These teams will be located in New York City:

AOM-Systems – advanced optical measurement systems

Klang:technologies – A 3D in-ear monitoring

Niiu publishing – a newspaper app that tries to show only relevant news

Paij – a mobile payment solution

Snapmobl – making websites smartphone friendly

testCloud – Crowd Testing

Starting now, the German Accelerator accepts applications from qualified startups (application deadline for the next round set at March 7, 2015).

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