Fundraising Readiness Program

Unlocking Your Startup's Financial Future: Preparing for Your First Round of Funding


12th December

Open for

Startup founders from Hessen and bordering states





About Fundraising Readiness Program

Worried about diving in financial planning? Not sure, how to get started?
Then join this program. You will receive support in preparing for financing rounds and fundraising. Attend the FREE full-day workshops, Deep Dives and optional coaching sessions, that provide you with the essential tools and knowledge to make a lasting impression on potential investors.

As part of our commitment to fostering a thriving startup ecosystem, StartHub Hessen and TechQuartier are proud to announce the launch of the highly anticipated 4th edition of this program. Last year, about 65 startups participated in multiple workshops. This popular program will continue through 2023. 

Criteria for Joining In

  • Company is already founded
  • Founded or headquartered in Hesse, Rhineland-Palatinate, North Rhine-Westphalia, Lower Saxony, Thuringia, Bavaria and Baden-Wuerttemberg
  • At least Minimum Viable Product (MVP) available

  • Optimal: Planned financing round in 6 - 9 months

Why Should You Apply?

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learn about
financing options

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refine your
business plan
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get support by industry experts & mentors
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set your milestones

Modules And Content Of The Program

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

Modul 1


12 Dec, 2023 or
16 Jan, 2024

  • 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

Modul 2

3 Deep-Dive

22 Jan, 2024
23 Jan, 2024

25 Feb, 2024

  • Three optional workshops
Financial Planning
Term Sheet, Cap Table & Impact
Pitch & Storytelling Training

Modul 3


Start: 5 Feb, 2024

  • Eight-week program for five selected startups that took part in the Skillset Workshop and Deep-Dive
  • An experienced coach accompanies you and your startup and supports you in development of a meaningful business plan

Networking Event

31 Januar, 2024

Your opportunity to meet all founder teams, mentors and speakers!

There are many programs out there that claim to prepare startups for the next step, but Techquartier's Fundraising Readiness Program has really taken us to a new level.


  • 25 founding teams can take part in the one-day workshops

  • A pitch deck is required

  • The workshops are performed as an in-person event at the TechQuartier

Take the first step in your fundraising journey!



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