5 Startups, 5 business cases, 5 months time – we welcome our new teams to Accelerator batch #8. Four of the teams have already completed our preliminary programs, the Startup School and the Lab. Within the next five months in the Accelerator, the founders are working towards getting their business case to Product-Market-Fit, positioning their product on the market, and laying the foundation for possible rounds of financing.
In their endeavours, they are continously supported by top experts from our network, like Jens Hutzschenreuter, Just Beyer, Josef Brunner and Laura Tönnies – both in individual, personal sessions and in monthly community events.
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Accelerator Team #1: BETRIEBSMITTELHELDEN
Photo: Founders Lasse Dumstrei, Eike-Jan Diestelkamp & Daniel Potthoff (f.l.t.r.)
Betriebsmittelhelden is living according to the motto “For farmers, by farmers“. Founded in 2020, the startup is now offering a digital platform for buying equipment and means of production for farmers. The company sees itself as a driver of innovation in the digital agricultural trade.
“For us, the Accelerator is the next step in our relationship with the Founders Foundation. Since our first MVP, the Foundation helped us with our mission to revolutionize the agricultural market. Within the next five months, we want to shape the Company. We must master the step from freestyle to professional and get the things we have learned out on the streets.”
Accelerator Team #2: EDELSPRINT
Photo: Founders Adrian Hülsmann and Christian Klaussner (f.l.t.r.)
edelsprint is a B2B startup that offers a holistic solution for planning and executing agile scrum projects.
“We are joining the Accelerator because we are convinced that we have a solution for an important problem in our sector but we need to learn how to reach the right people with our solution. Our goal is to develop a scalable go-to-market project until the end of the year and find out which acquisition channels, what kind of pricing, and which marketing methods work best for us.”
Accelerator Team #3: EASI Control
Photo: Founder team Dennis Berkemeier, Monja Meier & Lena Benecken (f.l.t.r.)
The three friends from school are developing a software tool for managing occupational health and safety in the construction industry. They already applied successfully for an EXIST grant. For over a year, the team has been working on their software. After participating in our Lab, they now want to refine their business model in our Founders Foundation Accelerator and prepare for market entry
“We hope that our time in the Accelerator results in a successful first round of financing and an optimized scalable sale process for our saas model. Also, we want to extend our network beyond our current industry with the potential to generate leads, find investors or cooperation partners, and make our brand more known – we are looking forward to getting exciting input and exchange ideas with the Founders Foundation, the mentors, the network, and the other startups.”
Accelerator Team #4: SYNCTIVE
Photo: Founders Albert Gorlick, Manuel Rüsing and Alexander Wunder (f.l.t.r.)
The founding team of IoT startup Synctive is developing a smart billing system for pay-per-use business models. With their solution, Manuel Rüsing, Albert Gorlick & Marvin Klose give mechanical engineers and plant engineers the means to create usage-based billing for machine services.
“The Founders Foundation Accelerator gives us the perfect mix of mentoring, network and infrastructure to work on our Product-Market-Fit under perfect conditions and launch our solution on the market. Mostly though, we profit from the continuous support from first-class mentors and staffers with a lot of startup experience. They help us with building an impactful B2B startup.”
Accelerator Team #5: APPLYSIA
Photo: Founders C. Richard Hossiep and Fabian Daugs (v.l.).
The mission of Applysia‘s founders is to make assessment processes more transparent and objective.
“We want to use the time in the Accelerator to speed up our development and profit from the professional exchange with one of the most active B2B startup communites in Germany.”
Ready to Accelerate?
You want to go loud with your business case and smash the Accelerator, just like our current batch teams? Then go for it!