GERMAN X for Startups
Each startup is unique, so is our comprehensive tailor-made scale-up service.
GERMAN X empowers German startups, proceeding in the internationalization stage, to enter foreign markets – through a tailor-made service with a network of mentors, market experts and investors. It is locally operated together with established community partners and advisors. The scale-up service comprises workshops, mentoring and access to a pool of local business partners, institutions, authorities as well as investors.Join now
Our 10X Approach
Within 10 weeks, we work together with you on 10 company specific KPIs with the goal to multiply these KPIs by the factor 10. In a nutshell, this can be defined as the following:
Duration of the service program
Strategy for foreign market entry
Definition of success
Expertise for the targets
Deep dive for market insights
Feedback on the Pitch
Your scaling journey
If we have aroused your interest or if you have any questions, we would be delighted if you contact us. You can join the service program whenever you are ready to start your journey. To get to know your startup a little better in advance, we encourage you to complete a questionnaire about your startup as well as attach your pitch deck. Your contact request will be reviewed as soon as possible, and we will respond to you via email at least within a week.
Before the actual service program starts, we will help you prepare for your new business journey within a 3 week preparation phase in your home country. There will be an initial discussion for determining your target country, expectations and objectives. Followed by a cultural crash course, we will identify your KPIs based on your individual company specific needs and challenges, as you are working on these KPIs during the service program. Therefore, a customized project schedule awaits you. The workshops and milestones for the coming weeks are set, and a status quo presentation is given before setting off abroad.
Once you have completed the preparation phase, you will head off to your chosen destination country. Your first week will be spent acclimatising and getting to know the new culture. During an onboarding day, you will be shown around your workspaces, get to know some local mentors and, with the help of your advisor, settle into the country and the environment.
The core of the journey comprises the development of 10 individually defined KPIs. In 10 weeks, we work on these 10 KPIs to achieve 10 different goals with 10 mentors, acquired through 10 workshops. The goal is to shape and develop your business model and product for the target country. Through 1:1 coaching sessions, intensive mentoring can be provided, complemented by workshops on selected and relevant topics. During this time, we bring you together with potential customers, corporates, business angels, venture capitalists, experienced industry professionals, tech experts and many other valuable personalities.
At the end of the service program we will organize an investors dinner, which should give you the opportunity to exchange with potential investors. Finally, you will pitch in front of a minimum of 10 global investors or corporates who will provide feedback on your idea in your target country. On the one hand, this Demo Day is designed to celebrate your accomplishments and expand your network of investors and partners in the local ecosystem, on the other hand it aims to get one of the investors or corporates as a high-class customer or investor.
Our support does not end after the completion of the program. Together with our extensive network we will continue to support your journey and create a follow up plan, if you want to. This will help you to grow further and gain a sustainable foothold in the target country and the new market.
More about the program
Filled with a cultural crash course, individual KPI identification and your program plan development.
In the target market
Filled with mentoring, working together to reach your individual KPIs and weekly goals set.
Scale-up Service Costs: 25.000 €
- on-site travel expenses
- investor dinner
- travel to the destination country
- meal costs
What have you learned during the program?
Gain insights and market know how about your target country
Understand your local customer and adapt your offering to the foreign market
Analyze the competitive landscape and figure out how best to position yourself in the target country
Understand the foreign regulatory environment and your compliance requirements
Adopt your business model and localize your pricing
Identify local staffing needs and business structure for local operations
Are your ready to go global? Start your scale-up journey!
Submit a questionnaire and pitch deck about your company
Initial discussion about your target country, your objectives and expectations
Set workshops and milestones for upcoming weeks
Kickoff your expansion to your target country
Ready to take your first step?