Welcome to the Green Valley!
We accelerate Green Tech startups with effective programs, targeted industry collaboration set-up and access to exclusive financing instruments.

>SMART> GREEN: The Green Tech Accelerator

Our focus areas

Our Startup programs

With our support offer we focus on Green Tech startups from a wide range of industries. It is important that both technology and sustainability play a role. Focus areas are e.g.
  • Green Energy
  • Green Industry
  • Green Mobility
  • Green Building
  • Green Packaging

Startup Highlights of the >SMART> GREEN programs

Our specific support programs focus on different startup phases

You want to found a (green tech) startup in Baden-Württemberg and are in the very early stage? Then register here for a free startup consultation!

Ein Team aus jungen Gründerinnen und Gründern unterhält sich im Rahmen des SEED-Programms im Kreativpark Lokhalle in Freiburg

ACCELERATE is our offer for early-stage green tech start-ups. We focus our green tech expertise on your business model, your financing strategy and the elaboration of your impact potential.

Zwei Männer im Beratungsgespräch zur Startup-Finanzierung Pre-Seed im Kreativpark Lokhalle Freiburg

With our PRE-SEED FUNDING program (Start-up BW Pre-Seed), we pursue the goal of securing initial financing for innovative startups, developing a clear financing strategy for the next few years, and laying guardrails for follow-up financing rounds.


Innovation through collaboration! With GROW we connect you with future-oriented corporate companies and you will take the next step together. Strategic collaborations or investments are the goal!

Gewinner und Jury des MakeItMatter Awards im Rahmen der Startup Night 2019 vom >SMART> GREEN ACCELERATOR

The Startup Award for climate protection startups: Together with our innovation partner, EWS Elektrizitätswerke Schönau, we are looking for innovative startup pioneers who contribute to climate protection with their technological solutions. The EWS donates 40.000€ with the MakeItMatter-Award and we reveal the winners at our >SMART> GREEN Startup Night.



Supported by...

Information on the partner companies and other partnerships can be found on the corresponding sub page.