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Green-Tech expertise in program form: ACCELERATE To the program
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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

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

Our Startup programs

Our specific support programs focus on different startup phases
EXI CONSULTATION

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

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.

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

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.

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GROW

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!

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Drei Männer und eine Frau sprechen über eine mögliche Kooperation zwischen Startup und KMU
GrüNetz

Germany’s Southwest is home to a wealth of entrepreneurial experience that has grown over many years thanks to the many innovative and successful small and medium-sized enterprises. With GrüNetz, we mediate future-proof collaborations between green startups and established local SMEs.

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

The startup award for the energy transition: With our innovation partner, EWS, we are looking for the startup pioneers of the green energy industry. EWS donates 40.000€ and we award the MakeItMatter-prize to the winning teams at our >SMART> GREEN Startup Night.

Startup Highlights of the >SMART> GREEN programs

Here is a small overview of our Green Tech startups out of different programs.
Logo Startup ConstellR

Logo Startup Concular

Logo Startup Carbonfuture

Logo Startup Grimm Water Solutions

Logo Startup Concular

You can find all our startup highlights with a short profile in our startup section.

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OUR SERVICES

CASE MANAGEMENT

You're not doing it on your own: An individual case manager supports you, but also challenges you within the framework of the program. In concrete terms, this means that we help you as initiators, consultants and project managers at the same time to advance your business and possible collaborations.

EXPERT NETWORK

We connect you with investors, lawyers, financial experts, successful founders, friends accelerators from Germany, Israel and Switzerland as well as decision makers of a huge Green Tech network. Within our event formats you will receive honest feedback and lots of insights.

INDUSTRY COLLABORATION

You cooperate with our innovation partners right from the start and work together on concrete milestones!

NO EQUITY

We don't want your shares. So: Keep calm & keep your money! ;-)

SPACE & COMMUNITY

Mi casa es su casa: Work in Germany's most innovative container village, the Lokhalle Creative Park, side by side with other startups, sustainability innovators and a strong community with numerous events and offers!

OUR INNOVATION PARTNERS

Logo Innovationspartner Elektrizitätswerke Schönau
Logo Innovationspartner GreenPlanet Energy
Logo Innovationspartner EGT
Logo Innovationspartner Stadtwerk Haßfurt
Logo Innovationspartner Theben
Logo Innovationspartner NATURSTROM
Pfizer Healthcare Hub Logo Neu 2022

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

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