1st coaching session
Problem Analysis and Solution Analysis
Compared to other accelerators, in this program you will receive an external task-force consisting of experts in finance, designers, HR specialists, marketers and more to boost your startups development. We are hands-on and only stop working when you do! On top of that you will have the chance to benefit from our capillary network of investors, potential customers as well as out Talent Pool for the growth of your team.
Impact investing has been a rising topic over the past decade as society notices that the economy needs to focus on social metrics as well as financial ones. The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) defines impact investing as “investments made with the intention to generate positive, measurable social and environmental impact alongside a financial return”. Impact investing has disrupted the classical doctrine which defines investment success only by its financial metrics over the project life and has begun to attribute value to social and environmental factors. It possesses numerous features that need to be highlighted in the first place.
It is intentional; the main idea behind this alternative investment is the desire to contribute, in a measurable manner, to the betterment of the environment or society. Moreover, financial return achieved over these investments can range between below-market to market-rate, however investors are willing to receive these results given the positive return that these investments will generate for society. The nature of the investment is not sector-specific but agnostic, with greater focus on segments that might lead to positive externalities. The intrinsically most relevant feature is the ability to create a measurable impact.
Main Incubator GmbH, or main incubator in short, is the early stage VC and R&D unit of Commerzbank Group. The company is headquartered in Frankfurt am Main. The main incubator deals with future topics and emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, robotics, cross reality, IoT, quantum computing and many more. It investigates economically and socially relevant future technologies, promotes and develops sustainable solutions. In the area of ventures, main incubator makes strategic investments in young, technology-driven start-ups at an early stage and makes the start-ups’ solutions accessible to Commerzbank and its customers.
Stages: Seed & Series A
Investment amount: 250k – 2Mio
Sectors: FinTech & PropTech, GreenTech (Sustainability & ESG), IT/Datasecurity and Analytics, Enterprise Applications & Infrastructure
Portfolio size: 21 active investments
GründerAtelier GmbH, or GA in short, is an international consulting company with headquarter in Weinheim, Germany. GA offers consulting services for early-stage startups and investors within the impact investing sectors including but not limited to healthcare, food & ag, housing, and financial services. GA fully remote working layout allow quickness of execution, high-quality standards, and constant flow of information with all the stakeholders. With experience from various backgrounds, such as start-up funding, business development, strategy consulting, psychology, investment banking and private equity GA is able to support founder-teams on a broad basis.
Stages: Pre-Seed & Seed
Investment amount: 36k in Services
Sectors: Including but not limited to healthcare, food & ag, housing, and financial services
The overall program includes workshops, coaching, dinners, events, speakers, networking with investors, introduction of customers, legal, admin, banking, financial, business support and a virtual Demo Day. The accelerator program takes three month and will be structured in the following fashion:
Problem Analysis and Solution Analysis
Business, Financial Model Construction & Financial Consulting
Pitch Deck Development & Review
Legal & Tax Workshop with Partner
Milestones, Term Sheet & Valuation
Cap Table Planning & Equity Management
Data room Creation
Demo Day Preparation
In order to be considered for the program the startup need to satisfy a list of criteria:
Our accelerator will contain the best talents and innovative startups. Some of the key aspects we would wish our candidates to have are the followings:
Application through our webform
The startups will apply to the program via our intelligent webform which will calculate a score for each startup based on team, product, technology & innovation and impact among others. According to the score, our analysts will ask you for more information and will forward you to next round if you pass successfully.
Our analyst-team will perform a rigorous due diligence (DD) on your startups’ documents. In case of a positive outcome of the DD, your startup will be asked to attend a final interview with the GründerAtelier team.
Our analyst-team will interview you on multiple topics in order to clarify any open points and to assess the reliability of the management team.
You are an impact startup and all this sounds good to you? Then don’t hesitate and apply for our program to bring your venture to the next level.
You are an investor that would be interested to be part of the accelerator program, working side by side with Main Incubator and Gründeratelier? Then feel free to contact us.