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Up2B Product Booster

Five-weeks program to pilot with corporate partners

THE PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Test your product-market fit

Week 1: On the first day you will meet corporate partners which are interested to run a pilot with you within the next five weeks. You will clarify the project scope and the expectations with your corporate. Additionally, we will support you in working together with corporate

partner. How? By giving you some trainings in communication, sales and pitching.


Week 2 – 4: Serving your pilot partners will keep you busy. You will work together with your corporate partner. If you need, you can get the support of product experts that will support you to optimize your product.


Week 5: At the final day it´s all about you and the work you have accomplished the last five weeks! You will pitch your solution you have build with your corporate partner to other corporates from the south-west of Germany. They will get to know you to screen whether your product suits their business needs. You leave the program with contacts to more pilot customers.

YOUR BENEFITS

What Up2B Product Booster offers you

Corporate

Pilot with a corporate partner

Hand mit €

Project budget included

3 Sternchen mit Person

Coaching by B2B experts

THE MODALITIES

Six weeks to get access to the B2B world

You should apply if...

  • You are a digital or high-tech startup 

  • Your business is B2B-focused

  • You can solve a challenge of our corporate partners (see challenges below)

  • You already have a prototype or MVP

  • You want to find pilot customer

What to expect?

  • Contacts to corporates that want to pilot with you

  • Project budget included

  • Access to our corporate network with 20+ corporates from DAX and German “Mittelstand”

  • High-quality workshops to polish your product

  • Optional: One-on-one mentoring sessions with experts (IT-Lawyer, Software-Developer, UX Consultants, CEOs/CTOs etc.)

  • Free participation 

Program period

November 7th – December 9th, 2022

Application deadline

The application deadline is on October 6th 2022 at 23:59. If you want to participate in Up2B Product Booster, please fill in this application form.

Program location

The program takes place in Heidelberg, Mannheim and Walldorf.

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.

FAQ

Frequently asked about Up2B Product Booster

  • Who can apply?
    Startups with a with a B2B focus from the fields of IT, digitalisation, industry 4.0, high-tech, big data or Internet of Things (IoT) , chemistry, energy, ...
  • When is the application deadline?
    The application period ends on the April 19th 2024
  • When do you decide if our team can participate in the program?
    We will select the attending startups about 3-4 weeks before the program starts. All startups will be notified via E-mail, if they have been selected or not. We might also contact you for an additional interview. At this point, you’ll still have the possibility to either accept or cancel your participation. Once you’ve accepted your participation, cancellation isn’t possible anymore.
  • We have not founded the company yet. Can we also apply?
    No, this program is for startups that are seeking a pre-seed or seed investment. If you haven't founded already "Up2B Exploration" is the right program for you.
  • We only have a business idea and want to apply for the Fundraising?
    The focus of Fundraising is to support startups that want to scale and to get funded. For very early-stage startups we offer our program Up2B Exploration. If your startup is too early-stage for Fundraising, we will inform 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 whole 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. Please note though that we don’t cover any transport or accommodation costs.
  • 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.
  • Can I participate in several programs?
    Yes, of course! We are convinced of our programs and so are our alumni. That’s why we allow participation in several Up2B programs. Often we receive a lot of applications for one program, so we cannot guarantee you a safe participation in all programs.
  • Any other requirements
    We ask you to agree on a support agrrement that governs the mutual relationship between Up2B Accelerator and your companmy. Please finde this agreement attached
  • Who can apply?
    Startups from the fields of IT, digitalisation, industry 4.0, high-tech, big data or Internet of Things (IoT) with a B2B focus.
  • When do you decide, if our team can participate in the program?
    We will select the attending startups about 3-4 weeks before the program starts. All startups will be notified via E-mail, if they have been selected or not. We might also contact you for an additional interview. At this point, you’ll still have the possibility to either accept or cancel your participation. Once you’ve accepted your participation, cancellation isn’t possible anymore.
  • 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 already founded a company or not.
  • 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 whole 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. Please note though that we don’t cover any transport or accommodation costs.
  • 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.
  • Can I participate in several programs?
    Yes, of course! We are convinced of our programs and so are our alumni. That’s why we allow participation in several Up2B programs. Often we receive a lot of applications for one program, so we cannot guarantee you a safe participation in all programs.
  • Which startups get into the masterclass?
    The bootcamp will end with a pitch competition. The best 8 Startups gain acces to the masterclass.
  • Who can apply?
    Startups from the fields of IT, digitalisation, industry 4.0, high-tech, big data or Internet of Things (IoT) with a B2B focus.
  • When is the application deadline?
    You can apply until October 16th, 2022 at 23:59. Unfortunately, we cannot accept further applications after this deadline.
  • When do you decide if our team can participate in the program?
    We will select the attending startups about 3-4 weeks before the program starts. All startups will be notified via E-mail, if they have been selected or not. We might also contact you for an additional interview. At this point, you’ll still have the possibility to either accept or cancel your participation. Once you’ve accepted your participation, cancellation isn’t possible anymore.
  • I am the only founder in the company. Can I apply?
    Yes, you can. We also consider startups with only one founder for the Product Booster program.
  • 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.
  • 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 whole 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. Please note though that we don’t cover any transport or accommodation costs.
  • 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.
  • Can I participate in several programs?
    Yes, of course! We are convinced of our programs and so are our alumni. That’s why we allow participation in several Up2B programs. Often we receive a lot of applications for one program, so we cannot guarantee you a safe participation in all programs.
  • Who can apply?
    Startups from the fields of IT, digitalisation, industry 4.0, high-tech, big data or Internet of Things (IoT) with a B2B focus. Furthermore, you have to fulfill the following criteria: your startup is less than 5 years old you want to take the next step from startup to scale up you have more than 10 employees your startup has 1-2 years of revenue and customer growth
  • When is the application deadline?
    You can apply until January 23rd, 2022 at 23:59. Unfortunately, we cannot accept further applications after this deadline.
  • When do you decide if our team can participate in the program?
    We will select the attending startups about 3-4 weeks before the program starts. All startups will be notified via E-mail, if they have been selected or not. We might also contact you for an additional interview. At this point, you’ll still have the possibility to either accept or cancel your participation. Once you’ve accepted your participation, cancellation isn’t possible anymore.
  • 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 whole 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. Please note though that we don’t cover any transport or accommodation costs.
  • 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.
  • Can I participate in several programs?
    Yes, of course! We are convinced of our programs and so are our alumni. That’s why we allow participation in several Up2B programs. Often we receive a lot of applications for one program, so we cannot guarantee you a safe participation in all programs.
  • Who can apply?
    International (non-german) startups from the fields of IT, digitalisation, industry 4.0, high-tech, big data or Internet of Things (IoT) with a B2B focus. You should have already succeeded abroad and are planning to expand to the German market.
  • When is the application deadline?
    You can apply until July 3rd, 2024 at 23:59. Unfortunately, we cannot accept further applications after this deadline.
  • When do you decide if our team can participate in the program?
    We will select the attending startups about 2 months before the program starts. All startups will be notified via E-mail, if they have been selected or not. We might also contact you for an additional interview. At this point, you’ll still have the possibility to either accept or cancel your participation. Once you’ve accepted your participation, cancellation isn’t possible anymore.
  • 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. Please note though that we don’t cover any transport or accommodation costs.
  • 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.
  • Can I participate in several programs?
    Yes, of course! We are convinced of our programs and so are our alumni. That’s why we allow participation in several Up2B programs. Often we receive a lot of applications for one program, so we cannot guarantee you a safe participation in all programs.
  • Who can apply?
    Startups from the fields of IT, digitalisation, industry 4.0, high-tech, big data or Internet of Things (IoT) with a B2B focus and the goal to improve their sales structures and processes.
  • When is the application deadline?
    You can apply until January 21st, 2024 at 23:59. Unfortunately, we cannot accept further applications after this deadline.
  • When do you decide if our team can participate in the program?
    We will select the attending startups about 3-4 weeks before the program starts. All startups will be notified via E-mail, if they have been selected or not. We might also contact you for an additional interview. At this point, you’ll still have the possibility to either accept or cancel your participation. Once you’ve accepted your participation, cancellation isn’t possible anymore.
  • 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. Nonetheless, the Sales Bootcamp makes more sense for startups that have already achieved product-market fit or have an MVP which is ready to be sold. If you are an early-stage startup our Breakthrough program might be better suited for you.
  • I am the only founder in the company. Can I apply?
    Yes, you can. But in our selection of the participants we will prefer startups that have already achieved product-market fit or have an MVP which is ready to be sold.
  • 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 whole 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. Please note though that we don’t cover any transport or accommodation costs.
  • 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.
  • Can I participate in several programs?
    Yes, of course! We are convinced of our programs and so are our alumni. That’s why we allow participation in several Up2B programs. Often we receive a lot of applications for one program, so we cannot guarantee you a safe participation in all programs.
  • When is the application deadline?
    You can apply until January 21st, 2024 at 23:59. Unfortunately, we cannot accept further applications after this deadline.
  • How do I add a new question & answer?
    To add a new FAQ follow these steps: 1. Click “Manage FAQs” button 2. From your site’s dashboard you can add, edit and manage all your questions and answers 3. Each question and answer should be added to a category 4. Save and publish.
  • Can I insert an image, video, or gif in my FAQ?
    Yes. To add media follow these steps: 1. Enter the app’s Settings 2. Click on the “Manage FAQs” button 3. Select the question you would like to add media to 4. When editing your answer click on the camera, video, or GIF icon 5. Add media from your library.
  • How do I edit or remove the “FAQ” title?
    You can edit the title from the Settings tab in the app. If you don’t want to display the title, simply disable the Title under “Info to Display”.
  • What is an FAQ section?
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TESTIMONIALS

What the participants say about Product Booster

"The Product Booster workshops will help you get a holistic overview as well as concrete insights and useful tips in terms of UX & UI, IT-Law and Sales, just to name a few. The quality and experience provided by external coaches in one-to-one sessions is very high and will definitely add value to all StartUps in an early stage."

Maik Schwarz

Co-founder Industry List

Get in touch!

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

Fiona Preisler

+49 176 859 452 04

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