Next Step is a market discovery program that helps German startups validate the suitability of their business in new potential target markets in Asia. Through the program, startups gain first-hand market insights, explore individual business opportunities within the local ecosystem, and directly connect with potential customers and partners on the ground.

Next Step is powered by German Accelerator, which is supported by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi).

German Accelerator empowers German startups to scale globally.

We take high potential companies on a fast-paced learning journey in the world’s leading innovation hubs at our locations in San Francisco, Silicon Valley, New York, Boston, and Singapore. German Accelerator provides mentoring from dedicated experts, access to our vast global network of business partners and investors, as well as free office space. Our programs are free of charge and highly customized to the participants’ individual needs in order to help them enter international markets and succeed quickly. Since launching in 2012, German Accelerator has nurtured over 240 startups which have raised more than US$3 billion in funding so far. German Accelerator is run by German Entrepreneurship GmbH and is supported by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi).

German Accelerator Southeast Asia runs an immersive five-month growth acceleration program in Singapore for German startups to enter the Southeast Asian market. We are entrepreneurs ourselves and together with our group of experienced and well-connected mentors, we provide a structured program that takes startups through a fast-paced learning journey to understand Asian customer needs and the heterogeneous markets across Southeast Asia in order to build an effective go-to-market strategy.

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