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The 8 Top Accelerators and Incubators from Hamburg

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Hamburg has seen an increasing number of accelerators, incubators and entrepreneurship programs emerge for startups and entrepreneurs to gain exposure, become more productive, or make connections.

It is still hard for Hamburg startups to get noticed by VCs, but these programs are proving to be extremely useful for startups looking for capital and other help.

That's why we've compiled a list of the 8 best accelerators and incubators in Hamburg.


8 Accelerators and Incubators in Hamburg

1) NCA

1) NCA

NCA is a seed-stage business accelerator and investment fund that links companies with entrepreneurs to stimulate innovation.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Germany
  • Started in: 2017
  • Industries: Finance, Financial Services
  • Number of investments: 17
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 21

You can find their website here.

2) Next Media Accelerator

2) Next Media Accelerator

The Next Media Accelerator is a pan-European startup initiative for media and marketing innovation.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Germany
  • Started in: 2015
  • Founders: Dirk Herzbach, Nico Lumma
  • Industries: Communities, Incubators, Journalism, Media and Entertainment
  • Number of investments: 49
  • Number of exits: 3

You can find their website here.

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3) Hanse Ventures

3) Hanse Ventures

Hanse Ventures creates online and mobile business concepts and works with the right founder teams to bring them to life.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Germany
  • Started in: 2010
  • Founders: Jochen Maaß
  • Industries: Construction, E-Commerce, Health Care, Internet, Lead Management, Venture Capital
  • Number of investments: 19
  • Number of exits: 2

You can find their website here.

4) TruVenturo

4) TruVenturo

TruVenturo is a venture capital firm.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Germany
  • Started in: 2009
  • Industries: Finance, Venture Capital
  • Number of investments: 11
  • Number of exits: 1

You can find their website here.

5) Next Logistics Accelerator

5) Next Logistics Accelerator

The National Logistics Accelerator (NLA) is a multi-corporate accelerator with a focus on the logistics industry.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Germany
  • Started in: 2017
  • Industries: Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality, Autonomous Vehicles, Cloud Data Services, Delivery, Drone Management, Information Services, Internet of Things, Location Based Services, Logistics, Robotics, Supply Chain Management, Transportation, Virtual Reality, Warehousing
  • Number of investments: 4

You can find their website here.

6) FinTech Studio

6) FinTech Studio

FinTech Studio provides incubation services that allow entrepreneurs to concentrate on product design and management.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Germany
  • Started in: 2006

You can find their website here.

7) comdirect Start-up Garage

7) comdirect Start-up Garage

Accelerator that helps companies with (fintech) concepts produce a marketable MVP and invests in promising solutions at an early stage.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Germany
  • Started in: 2015

You can find their website here.

8) Fast Forward Accelerator

8) Fast Forward Accelerator

Foodlab is a coworking space in Hamburg that supports the development of food start-ups and future catering concepts.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Germany
  • Started in: 2019
  • Industries: Catering, Coworking, Food and Beverage
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 24

You can find their website here.

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