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Together with our partners, we offer you not only an extensive infrastructure for the development of innovative products, but also a differentiated workshop and training program.
We work with innovative institutes, well-known companies and all North German clusters to give your idea quick access to potential customers.
Our startups receive up to 30,000 euro per team per year. You do not have to give up any equity, it remains remain 100% with you, the entrepreneur. We also support our teams in securing follow-up financing.
We support entrepreneurs especially in the early stage of their startup. The ideal time to participate in the GATEWAY49 program is therefore, when you have an initial concept or a prototype in mind. Together with our network partners, mentors and coaches, we will bring you and your team in nine months as close to market maturity as possible and prepare you for the next round of financing. We do this with a lot of passion and experience.
Unlike many other accelerators, startups participating in the GATEWAY49 program do not have to give up any equity. This will keep you completely independent! We are at your side with financial support so that you can focus 100% on your startup. In addition, we offer an extensive and practical workshop and training program, which gives you the necessary tools and methodological knowledge to start and grow your business.
With the Flirtcamp for Batch I in March 2020, the GATEWAY49 Accelerator starts with its first big event. In our FlirtCamps you can meet StartUp teams, find team members and get to know mentors and coaches.
The digital launch of the Accelerator presented the team with major challenges. Nevertheless, a guided tour through the premises of the Accelerator could be experienced!
In October 2020, a guided tour of Brüggen's production took place, giving young startups a deeper insight into the company's operations and processes.
On January 13, 2021, the first six startups successfully completed the program. Reason enough for Schleswig-Holstein's Minister President Daniel Günther to give the startups a ceremonial send-off.
The startups from the second round of the GATEWAY49 accelerator received their awards at an online event on April 30, 2021. Dr. Bernd Buchholz, Minister of Economic Affairs, and Thomas Glöckner, Head of Innovation Management at Dräger, were present.
We invite you to support innovative ideas together with us and well-known companies from the region to foster a strong start-up ecosystem in “Germany’s True North”.
As a partner, you can take part in the accelerator’s events, pitches and workshops. Moreover, you will benefit from direct access to new ideas for exciting applications in the fields of medical technology, logistics, smart city or food. As a mentor, you will support the GATEWAY49 start-ups with your specialist knowledge. Thanks to our broad network, all supporters will have the opportunity to establish valuable contacts with startups, university institutes, focus industries and other companies.
For more information about GATEWAY49 and our startups, please contact Dr. Frank Schröder-Oeynhausen or Stefan Stengel. For registration documents call +49 (0)451-3909-100 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org