top of page

Up2B Breakthrough

Six challenging weeks to boost
your startup and find your
problem-solution fit


Define your problem-solution fit

You have stumbled across a potential customer need but are not sure about whether it is a problem worth solving? You have gathered one or two potential co-founders but don’t know how to create a fast-growing startup?

Up2B Breakthrough is all about getting a clear picture about what we call problem-solution fit. We will support you in asking the right questions and finding potential customers. You will also learn a lot about best-practice in starting a company.

After getting a clear picture about your startup, your business model and growth strategy, you will get the chance to access our network of potential customers or pitch for funding on our Demo Day.


What Up2B Breakthrough offers you

Valuable feedback from experienced mentors

Maximum development in the shortest time

Learn about all relevant business areas


Six weeks to get access to the B2B world

You should apply if...

  • you are right at the start of a terrific idea that will make the world just a little bit better

  • you are about to found your startup or have founded it in the past year

  • your business is B2B-focused

  • your startup will create change in the field of Industry Tech, Energy, Agriculture, Mobility, IT or SaaS

  • your product is in a prototype, pilot or MVP stage

What to expect?

  • selected workshops to sharpen your business know-how

  • one-on-one coaching with mentors and B2B experts

  • one day of corporate speed dating to meet real potential customers

  • demo Day to pitch your startup in front of our industry network

  • 1.000 Euro prize money sponsored by Techniker Krankenkasse

  • free participation with maximum outgrowth

Program period

April 25th - June 3rd, 2022

Application deadline

The application deadline is on March 20th at 23:59. If you want to participate in Up2B Breakthrough, please fill in this application form

Program location

The program takes place in a hybrid setting.

The first two days (April 25th and 26th) will take place in person in Mannheim (MAFINEX Technologiezentrum, Julius-Hatry-Str. 1, 68163 Mannheim). The Demo Day on June 3rd will be held in Walldorf (InnoWerft - Technologie- und Gründerzentrum Walldorf Stiftung GmbH, Kleinfeldweg 54, 69190 Walldorf). The rest of the program will be held online via Zoom.

Program costs

Since Up2B is funded by Startup BW and Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Economics, Labour and Tourism, the participation is free including food and beverages during the program on site. Please note though that we don’t cover any transport or accommodation costs.


The mentors & experts you will meet

Oliver Lesche

Oliver Lesche

Business Angel and Serial Entrepreneur

Up2B-linkedin logo-2.png
Paulina Banszerus

Paulina Banszerus

Investment Manager

Schenker Ventures

Up2B-linkedin logo-2.png
Reinhard Ematinger

Reinhard Ematinger

Expert in Business Model Innovation

Up2B-linkedin logo-2.png


The companies you will meet



All for One Group SE

All for One Group SE




Get a feeling about the program


Frequently asked about Up2B Breakthrough


What the participants say about Breakthrough

“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 Wenglorz

Co-founder of tino UG

Get in touch!

Inga is your contact person for Up2B Breakthrough. If you have questions about the program, please don't hesitate to contact her. For further information, please also chceck our FAQs.

+49 160 896 9975

InnoWerft Walldorf

Inga-Marit Nölle

Thank you very much for your message!

bottom of page