We make ideas work - in six month with you!
Gateway Accelerator is the team and leadership accelerator.
By focusing on the professional and personal development of all start-up team members, our tailored program creates value beyond providing standard start-up knowledge.
With our strong ties to the University of Cologne, we offer a broad, international network and link you to mentors from our science and alumni community.
We foster teams to be resilient, to be quicker and of course to be successful! In doing so, we focus on teamwork and mindset. Together with you, we want you to succeed in making your ideas work.
Resilient, Quick, Successful
The Gateway Accelerator is a tailor-made program for knowledge-led and technology-based start-ups teams from the university scene.
The program is focused on social-, knowledge- or technology-based startups. This way, we can tailor and provide you with the smartest brains in these fields.
It starts every year from September to February and takes 6 month.
Did you know? Social and Green Start-ups are very welcome, too.
Gateway Accelerator Batch #2 - Demo Day 2023 Recap
Our Gateway accelerator is pretty unique, actually.
You don't need to share any equity with us! It's for free. Awesome, right?
5 challenges we know university start-ups in early founding stages need help with
team development to realize their true potential.
problems concerning market entry.
business model needs optimization or market testing.
marketing & sales strategy need more consideration.
analysis of international market potential.
The Gateway Accelerator is a university-based program specified on the challenges of university start-ups by heart. We help you to address these stumbling blocks and rise above and beyond. We provide you with a customized program that addresses your needs and questions.
What we will focus on together with you
Reasons to join our Accelerator
Focus on social, knowledge- and technology-based start-ups 🚀
Vast national & international network of companies, investors, institutions and mentors 🤝
Free program - you don't need to share any equity with us! 💸
Six month program: September till March 📅
The teams from Batch #1
Berghaus & Cie
Demo Day 2022 Impressions
Got more questions? Get in touch!
We are looking forward to hearing from you.