TopStars Program

TopStars is an accelerator program launched in 2017 to support fintech growth in Frankfurt. In cooperation of TechQuartier and Boston Consulting Group, one top-star fintech will receive a 100.000 Euro BCG consulting project to scale their business – no equity taken.

TopStars makes you fit for series A/B funding

Your problem statement

  • “How do I scale?”
  • “Which unit economics can I achieve?”

Common project

  • 4-6 weeks on-site team-work with BCG consultants at TechQuartier
  • Access to proprietary market data, such as revenue pools, benchmark values or customer research insights


  • a growth and scale plan for your business
  • investor-ready presentation
  • Dedicated, premium office space in TechQuartier

To participate, you must fulfill six entry criteria

Member of Techquartier

You are a TechQuartier Community member or tenant in TechQuartier on or before May 1st, 2017.

Team Setup Complete

Your team is operational and the required roles to deliver the current product and work on the product roadmap are covered.

Seed Funding In Place

You have taken in initial seed funding either by investors or from your own funds.

MVP Developed

A minimum viable product is completed and/or your concept has been proven in a real-world application.

Clear Product Roadmap

You have a vision on how to develop your product further and concrete steps defined over the coming 6-12 months.

Seeking Scale

You are at a point in your business development where you are looking to significantly scale up your business, e.g. by significantly increasing production, distribution, going international or expanding into adjacent product areas.

Your Pitch

Target 8-12 slides / Submit to

  • Executive Summary (why you qualify)
  • Company profile
  • Product sample or demo
  • Business model (high-level)
  • Product roadmap
  • Funding structure (high-level)
  • Team overview
  • Problem statement for BCG project