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Allen Mohammadi
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Accelerator program upCAT


The selected teams work together on their value proposition, business model and acceleration of 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 start-up community.


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

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

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


20.04.20 Kick off

21.04.20 Defining the Problem Space

22.04.20 Addressing the Solution Space

05.05.20 Business Model Fundamentals

06.05.20 Initiation of Business Model Design

19.05.20 Deep Dive Business Model Design

20.05.20 Sharpening the Business Model

02.06.20 Pitching and Feedback

03.06.20 Teambuilding, (Social Media) Marketing

21.07.20 Demo Day - pitching in front of potential investors and the regional founder community

Questions? Interest in the program?
Feel free to contact Allen Mohammadi.


The application for 2020 cohort is closed now, there'll be a next round in 2021.



Further information about the past round can be found at upCAT #7.