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

Radically sustainable, high economic potential!

You have an idea for an innovative business model, product or service in the green tech sector? You want maximum and faster traction in the market and are looking for professional support and advice?

ACCELERATE is Green-Tech competence in programme form: specific start-up expertise, consulting experience, network!

We support you in Lean Startup Design. You learn to set the focus for your business model, to ask the right questions and to fully exploit the potential of your green idea. In a condensed form, we will show you the different funding tracks and what you need to consider, guide you in making directional decisions about your funding and investor selection, and help you navigate the multi-layered world of green tech startup funding. Our expertise in the green tech sector leverages opportunities beyond traditional startup consulting.

We also show you ways to maximise your positive impact on the world and thus open up completely new financing and business opportunities.

At ACCELERATE, you’ll benefit from a balanced mix of knowledge transfer, peer-to-peer feedback, external industry expertise, and on top of that, you’ll get the full package of fun, evening programme and pop co-working atmosphere! We put special emphasis on solving your specific problems through extended consulting hours. In this way, we bring your high potential a big step closer to realisation in the market.

The ACCELERATE programme is a stepping stone into our network and opens up potential access to financing instruments and further advisory services at >SMART> GREEN.

Does this sound like you and what you need? Then apply now for the next batch starting in February 2024! We want to change the world together with you!

For questions, please contact Johannes at any time:

+ + Application deadline is 05.02.2024 + +


Startup Journey

19.02.2024 | digital | 9.30 am - 12.30 pm
Kick-Off We take a run-up, get to know each other and set the course to start the acceleration phase well prepared one week later.
21.-26.02.2024 | at home
Sprint 1 Your first phase of work to create substance for our intensive days.
27.02.2024 | Kreativpark Lokhalle | whole day
Fokus Value Proposition Full thrust on your value proposition with group workshop, peer feedback and focus phases for further development. In the evening we end the day with beer, soda and pizza and inspiring input.
28.02.2024 | Kreativpark Lokhalle | whole day
Fokus Business Model Full thrust on your business model with group workshop, individual conultation and a stimulus for your impact maximization.
29.02.-16.04.2024 | digital, at home, Kreativpark
Sprint 2 Together we work on your most important hypotheses. Through expert interviews and an extended individual consultation of 6 hours with >SMART> GREEN counsellors, we bring you a big step forward.
17.04.2024 | Kreativpark Lokhalle | whole day
Fokus Finance Strategy Full thrust on your funding strategy with group workshop, individual consultation and focus phases for further development as well as a stimulus to the impact finance world.
>SMART> GREEN Startup Night Let's review the past >SMART> GREEN months, bring impact to the stage and celebrate successes together. Representatives from the green tech industry and the startup support ecosystem will be there. The winners of the #MakeItMatter Award will also be announced!



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.


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


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.