We make ideas work – in six months 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.
Resilient, Quick, Successful
The Gateway Accelerator is a tailor-made program for knowledge-led and technology-based start-ups teams from the university scene. 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 succed in making your ideas work.
Social and Green Start-ups are very welcome too.
Focus on social-, knowledge- or technology-based startups
September – February
5 challenges we know university start-ups in early founding stages need help with
1. Teams need development to realize their true potential.
2. Problems concerning market entry.
3. Business model needs optimization or market testing.
4. Marketing & sales strategy need more consideration.
5. 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.
Berghaus & Cie.
Berghaus & Cie. is bringing wine as an investment to the German market to help investors diversify their portfolio with a stable alternative asset.
Tristan’s grandfather was a knight.
#wine #investment #liquidasset
With Skwid, we are building a „retail Bloomberg“ for stocks – tailored to private investors and with an additional focus on individuality and sustainability. By providing access to insightful analyses and information, we are initiating the second phase of financial market democratization: the democratization of financial information.
Teamed up for the first time as the winners of a „flunkyball-tournament“ at the 2016 first semester week at HHU Düsseldorf – 5 years later and look where we are now.
#fintech #stockinvestments #sustainability
SIEVE Fins produces surf fins from recycled plastic. Our motivation was born from the idea to value plastic more in order to not treat it as a waste but as a valuable resource. We launched our fins in September and are constantly working on the development of the product to make them even more sustainable.
Sebastian proudly brought back ‘tinto’ from a wine purchase thinking it was a Portuguese special brand.
Anna is not known for her plumbing skills – sometimes the sink of her van turns into a volcano.
#surf #respectyourtrash #recycling
Compounder®️ is a centralized platform which makes the study orientation, application and admission process for prospective students and universities in Germany more efficient.
Paula doesn’t like cake, Evelyn would do anything for Haribo and chocolate, Mino speaks Japanese and hates mushrooms
#edtech #internet #universities
What we will focus on together with you
We help you to build a team that brings all the important skills to the table.
Gateway Accelerator follows an international approach to get your start-up ready for international markets.
We look to a modern leadership culture with you.
We help you to get ready for market entry. If you already took that step, we can help you to refine your market strategy.