We run tailored six months programs aiming to help your company achieve product market-fit and growth through hands-on mentorship, network and funding.
We like scalable product and service companies with unfair advantages that are able to serve a (new) market.
The success of our program lies within our multi-corporate approach. Our investors can quickly become our startups’ customers. Proven engagements with our 20+ corporate partners range from exits over investment to client listings, paid pilots, exclusive partnerships and relevant product testing.
Here a few numbers:
- Within 12 months after the acceleration program more than 50% of our portfolio startups receive follow up funding
- Average funding amount is EUR 600k within 12 months after acceleration
Applications for the upcoming Batch #7 of fall 2020 are now open. Please follow the link https://nca.vc/apply/ and apply until the 16th of August 2020.
No, we won’t sign an NDA. No serious venture firm would at this stage.
Not for us. We want a pitch deck and a financial forecast. While a business plan can be helpful for some, we make our funding decisions based on our application form and personal interviews. We love demos and profound pitch decks.
Although our offer is a 6 months startup booster program, of course we care as much for our alumni and keep on supporting them.
Everyone who calls himself a passionate founder.
You need to have more than only an idea. A prototype and some customers would be great. You can also apply at a later stage if our program brings you a strategic advantage but we never invest more than 50k.
You can apply, but it is unlikely that we will accept you. We believe creating a successful startup is about teamwork. But we also believe in some serendipity from time to time.
Yes sure. We believe in people who want to work on their projects and try out new approaches. But we also believe we can figure out the real potential and support you in a way, you would rather go into a seed round, then in another accelerator program after you spend the 6 months with us.
The form is always online. But we have an official application phase – after six successful rounds we are now looking for startups for our Batch #7. The deadline for this batch is the 16th of August 2020.
Right now we are looking for startups for batch #7. The application deadline is the 16th of August 2020. We will review the applications and get into interviews with high potential applicants during September. Applications are now open!
You can choose one from the following investment options:
- Our 6 month booster program (including workshops, mentoring, office space and access to our premier league network) for 2% equity.
- Investment of €25k in return for 4% of the company’s equity.
- Investment of €50k in return for 8% of the company’s equity.
You can’t pay previous debt, as we want that the money is used for the growth of the company. Other than that, we don’t tell you what to do with the money. You should invest the money in things that help your product to get traction.
Yes! We offer a 6-month tailored program for 2% in return.
No. However at least the core of your team should be in Hamburg from time to time. One of the main benefits of the program is our community and our network. We plan ahead but you can decide what to attend and stay flexible about your startups business.
We know it is not easy to find a flat or a room in Hamburg, especially short-notice. We are partnering with hostel groups in Hamburg to be able to get you affordable accommodation at least until you settle down and are prepared to look for something else.