HIPA – Hessian Israel Partnership Accelerator

HIPA – Hessian Israel Partnership Accelerator

HIPA is a 1 month fellowship where young Israeli and German innovators team up to determine how to best leverage technology for a new application. The teams will deliver use-cases for German corporates to welcome an technological advancement in their firm.

The goal of HIPA is to introduce a new application of Israeli technology to the German market.

By uniting the German and Israeli tech-ecosystems and exposing the different styles of entrepreneurship, HIPA fellows & partners are shaping international innovation processes.

How it works

Germany
Frankfurt, Week 1

Meet the companies, Form teams, Perform market research, Determine your company’s technological needs, Receive training & exclusive workshops

Israel
Israel, Weeks 2 & 3

Scout Israeli technology, Dive into Israeli ecosystem, Research and meet startups and technnologists, Develop initial use-cases

Germany
Frankfurt, Week 4

Built implementation strategy, Bridge Israeli startup and German corporate, Receive training from technology consultants and legal experts

Are you the right fit?

We select a diverse group of top-performing students and young professionals (less than 5 years after graduation) from across Israel and Hessen. The talent has varying backgrounds including engineering, design and business. The common theme is their fresh perspective, innovative thinking and understanding of technology and its application to a business.

Full-time participation for 4 weeks during the month of September is required.

Talent

Entrepreneurial
Creative solutions and untraditional thinking.

Team-Oriented
Working with new cultures in new cities.

Skills
Coding, Designing, Business Modeling, Product.

Responsible
This month will require great organization and attention to detail.

Companies

Entrepreneurial
Drive for innovation.

Team-Oriented
Working virtually with international colleagues demands strong teamwork.

Expertise
As a leader in your field, you enjoy sharing your wisdom.

Network
Build your company by working with top talent.

Your Benefits

Talent

Gateway
German corporates and the Israeli startup scene.

Opportunity
Scout new technology.

Chance To
Be the bridge between a German corporate and Israeli startup.

Companies

Innovate
receive a tailor-made solution for your business.

Recruit
Build your company by working with top talent.

Share
your wisdom and industry experience.


TopStars Program

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

Outcome

  • 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 topstars@techquartier.com

  • 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


EY Startup Academy

How far can you go?
Aim high, accelerate fast and make your vision come true.

The EY Start-up Academy is a 12-week program, where the start-ups enjoy the unique opportunity to improve their business model and its main factors with the structured advice and help from industry experts. The program is addressed to Tech- or FinTech start-ups, who have gone through the Alpha-Phase with a minimum viable product or proof of concept and wish to do a round of financing within the next 12 months.

Bring entrepreneurial drive to your business

Knowledge & Experience

Gain an immense amount of condensed experience through hands-on mentoring, and exposure to industry experts.

Collaborate & Network

Build a network that goes beyond the usual and get connected to extremely targeted industry insiders.

Present & Celebrate

A day to celebrate your achievements with investors, corporates,
mentors. press and the local ecosystem.

The Academy at a glance

Challenges

Possibility to defend the business model and receive feedback

Fireside Chat

Informal discussions with selected investors and successful founders

Investor Readiness

Preparation to the relevant facets of the financing process

Pro Bono Advisory

Pro bono consulting sessions by EY on several business topics

Public Events

Events with business topics highly relevant for startups

Roundtables

Discussions in smaller groups with experts from different industries

Workshops

Interactive sessions dedicated to problems typically affecting startups

Investor Matching

Introduction to investors from the EY network

Ey Academy Award

Award for the best start-up of the program


Papillon

Building bridges to your benefits

Papillon is an accelerator program launched in 2017 to support Fintech growth in Frankfurt in cooperation of TechQuartier and Atos Group. We are looking for ambitious FinTechs with a clear vision and the readiness for industrial-scale growth. We offer access to over 150 Financial Services clients and a global network of Atos Business Technology & Innovation Centers. Up to 3 FinTechs will get the chance to participate in Papillon after a Pitch session.

Papillon makes your technology fit for European Banks

Face the challenge

How does your solution create – exiting customer experience/value? How secure is your solution? How can you scale compliant to customer and/or regulatory expectations?

Common project

8–10 weeks on-site team work with Atos consultants access to Atos Finlab platform, with an API platform for DevOps, technology mashups, and continuous integration.

Out come

POC based on a prototype of your solution, integrated in bank similar workflow and environment FinLab cloud blueprints will speed up your Proof of Concept – offering rapid reach to the right market.

To participate, you must fulfill six entry criteria:

Startup

You are a Startup and your business is related to the financial industry.

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 Market Entry

We are looking for FinTechs with the hottest technology and value propositions and an open culture – businesses that are ready to take the practical steps generating new sources of revenue in Financial Services.