Your accelerator program

We support your digital start-up with our free HubGRADE accelerator program
We support your digital startup with our free HUBGRADE accelerator program
Target group
  • Digital startups
  • Pre-Seed and Seed Founding Phases
  • network building
  • Investment opportunities
  • 6-month program
  • 12x a year
  • coworking space
  • Practice-oriented workshops
  • Individual coaching & mentoring
  • financings
  • network of partners, stakeholders,
    Shareholders, experts and founders
  • Market entry
  • Preparing for scaling
  • 6 months

Overview of the programm

General information

The HUBGRADE program supports you for 6 months . After successfully completing a jury meeting, your startup will be admitted the following month. Within the program, you will get in touch with more than 20 startup teams as well as a variety of coworkers and established companies. You and your startup are at the center of attention. We are pleased to be able to support you and ask for your participation no fees or company shares. The venue is our CITYHUB directly opposite Bonn Central Station.

Program content

You can expect six months full of diverse workshops, individual appointments and 1:1 consultation hours, personal mentorship as well as exciting meetings with like-minded people. You have the opportunity to meet investors and relevant contacts on a regular basis, use modern coworking spaces and receive up to 100,00 EUR financing.

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Individual support

Personal mentoring with experts and exchange with other founders are standard at our program. Talk about great ideas and solutions in guided groups. Together, we often achieve more!
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Investment ready after 6 months

The end of the program is your chance to get your first round of funding. We bring your start-up together with business angels and VCs from the region. If suitable, we will fairly invest in your startup together. This gives you permanent access to important resources and supporting money that pays off well beyond the potential six-figure financing.


This is how your participation works:

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The CITYHUB - super central

Our coworking spaces are spread over two attractive locations that you will visit during your participation in the accelerator program. You can use: Our CITYHUB in the heart of Bonn at the main train station and our RHINEHUB at the so called Bonner Bogen with a great view. We always welcome you to visit in advance. The coffee is on us, of course!

Your future mentors

Kirsten Bahr
The technicians
Georg Reifferscheid
GNL Ventures GmbH
Isabelle Schnellbügel
Christoph Wagner
Max Stratmann
Timothy Krechel
Alex Koch
Sebastian Kawelke
Suryanshu Rai
Christoph Bauer
Entrafin GmbH
Marcel Schubert
Burnt Agency
Christoph Blom
Blom Consulting GmbH
David Marcone
Per Bernhardt
Marlon Hüttebreucker
Trustventure GmbH
Omar Sarwar
Cube Vision GmbH
Milad Khojasteh
Cube Vision GmbH
Peter Göke
Bonny Kern
WSS Redpoint
Nihal Yildiz
Lean In Bonn
Frederik Vosberg
Tarent Solutions GmbH
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“The accelerator program provided us with first-class support, which was decisive for our development towards market entry. In workshops and exchange with other startups in the hub, we were not only able to make important contacts, but also gained valuable know-how on the topics of branding, pricing and sales. In short, I recommend the program to any startup that is looking for a springboard to investment readiness!”

Jan-Philipp Koch

Co-Founder of Jobstonks
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“Thanks to the hub's expertise and resources, we were able to significantly advance our startup. The exchange with experienced founders and network partners gave us valuable impetus for our project.”

Stefan Nanzig

Co-Founder of Lenabo
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“The program has helped us to make big steps forward, primarily through workshops and positive exchange with other startups. The wide range of events and pitches also helped us to further develop our idea and establish new customer contacts. We can only recommend the program to every startup!”

Merle Timm & Antonia Ohl

Founders of furnicorn
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“The program was a valuable experience! I enjoyed using the coworking space and being able to socialize during lunch breaks or events. The workshops were wide-ranging and the respective lecturers were consistently great. The hub team was and still has an open ear for any concerns after the program. There are lots of great options, you just have to implement them and really take the time to do it yourself :-). I think it also depends on how much added value the program offers. I'm happy that I'm still part of the community even after the program!”

Anna Ehlgen

Founder of Try It Out