If you want to apply, please submit your application online by 10 pm CET on January 20th. Startups that submit early have a small advantage because we have more time to read their applications. And you can submit after the deadline – though keep in mind that the later you apply, the harder it is to get in.
In the course of February, we’ll interview the startups that seem most promising either in person or remote.
We decide at the end of February what startups to fund after the interviews.
If we invest in your startup, your company’s founding team is expected to be present from time to time in Hamburg, Germany during March–July 2019. You can of course relocate the company afterward if you want, it’s a good place for a startup to be.
We have regular office hours for startups who want to talk about what they’re building, or get advice on dealing with investors. We also have occasional events at NCA.
During and after the 6 months we introduce startups individually to people who could help them. The founders of other NCA-funded companies and our mentors tend to be especially helpful.
About 5 months in, we organize an event called Demo Day at which the startups present to a carefully selected audience.
NCA doesn’t really end after 6 months; only the official progam does. We continue to give advice and make introductions as long as our startups need—-and so does the informal network of NCA-funded companies.