upCAT Accelerator



The selected teams work together on their value proposition, on the business model and on accelerating market entry - together with trainers and mentors. At the end of the program is the Demo Day: Pitching in front of potential investors and the regional founder community.

Why upCAT?
In the Accelerator, the teams learn relevant methods, tools and skills for building your business model and implement them directly in your business idea. The upCAT follows a very simple structure: short theoretical input on the methods, practical application to your own start-up project, feedback loops with trainers and the other participating teams.

We are a team of experienced consultants and trainers, which dedicates itself with bundled know-how to the requirements of the company founders. We use the latest methods and techniques to support start-ups in accelerating their market entry. We also offer participants access to mentors, industry contacts and a strong local start-up community.

For whom?
Teams of scientists, researchers or students from the KIT environment with a focus on deep technology.


01.03.21 Kick Off

02.03.21 Defining the Problem Space

03.03.21 Addressing the Solution Space

16.03.21 Business Model Fundamentals

17.03.21 Initiation of Business Model Design

30.03.21 Deep Dive Business Model Design

31.03.21 Sharpening the Business Model

13.04.21 Teambuilding, (Social Media) Marketing

14.04.21 Pitching and Feedback

June 2021 Demo Day - Pitching in front of potential investors and the regional start-up community


Questions? Interest in the program?

You can register here for upCAT #9 until January 31st, 2021.

For questions or additional information feel free to contact Allen Mohammadi.