Fundraising Readiness Program


Starting on May 08, 2023

Who should apply

Startup founders from Hessen

Application Deadline

April 09, 2023



What is this?

Financing rounds and fundraising pose major challenges for many startups, as the founding team often lacks the necessary knowledge to approach investors. As part of ecosystem management, StartHub Hessen and TechQuartier have launched a new program that consists of an all-day free workshop and optional coaching sessions.  Only 13 startups are accepted for each workshop.

Last year, about 65 startups participated in multiple workshops. This popular program will continue through 2023. 

What is offered?

We offer two free workshops to prepare you for fundraising and the opportunity to sign up for paid individual coaching

Fundraising Readiness Foundations Workshop

Fundraising Readiness

08 / 11 / 17 May 2023

  • A meaningful business plan
  • Intro to funding and the VC model
  • Orientation guide to suitable financing options
  • Understanding of valuation methods and financing needs
  • Clear milestones for the next steps

Deep-Dive Workshop "Term Sheet & Cap Table”

Financial & Legal

25 May 2023

  • Insights into legal aspects of fundraising
  • Understanding of the calculation of the capitalization table
  • Tips for negotiation with investors
  • Assistance with the processing of necessary templates

Individual Fundraising Readiness Coaching

Networking & Investor

Beginning in June 2023

  • Eight-week program for five selected startups that took part in one of the Fundraising Readiness Basis workshops
  • An experienced coach accompanies you and your startup and supports you in development of a meaningful business plan
I learned more here in two days than in one year of University.


  • 30+ founding teams can take part in the one-day workshops. 

  • A pitch deck is required. 

  • The workshops are currently planned as an in-person event at the TechQuartier.



Have questions now? We have answers. Contact Tim.