The startup ecosystem for technology-driven startups from Potsdam, Brandenburg and the Berlin-area
MediaTech Hub Accelerator is the sparring partner for early-stage start-up teams whose ideas and solutions are based on media technologies such as virtual reality, immersive technologies, artificial intelligence, voice, cloud, blockchain, or general digital technologies. We are industry agnostic, and this suits us. We feel that working with a diverse range of industries is our strength—it contributes to a balanced ecosystem within our hub.
Together with our initiators or key partners, the University of Potsdam, the Hasso Plattner Institute, and the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF, MediaTech Hub Accelerator‘s goal is to offer young start-up teams an individually tailored program.
We offer a six-month program that enables newly founded teams the opportunity to further develop their business models, build quality networks, and acquire skills in pitching, marketing, and sales, as well as in the legal, tax, and venture development areas.
We provide excellent and tailored support to each start-up in our portfolio, regardless of which stage they are in.
We take technology-based business models and start-ups to the next entrepreneurial level and share our knowledge with the founder community and local stakeholders. We believe in the impact of our network, and it shows:
- 430 digital companies from the metropolitan area
- 12 nationwide locations for the Digital Hub Initiative
- 3 universities in Potsdam with over 23,000 students
Do you think that your start-up belongs in our Potsdam hub? Then we look forward to hearing your idea and to receiving your pitch deck through our online application platform.
Apply now and become a portfolio startup at the MTH Accelerator
We look forward to receiving applications for our 6-month program from motivated founders with innovative and technology-related business models.
- Committed founder teams (at least 2 founders)
- Early-stage companies (pre-seed)
- Technology-based business models
- Online application
- Pitch in front of the jury
- Teams can apply at anytime
- Teams will receive feedback on their application within one to two weeks
- Successful teams can begin the program at anytime
Do you have questions? Feel free to contact us.
What to expect
MediaTech Hub Accelerator at Media Innovation Center Babelsberg, APX Axel Springer, and Porsche in Berlin, temporary co-working in Germany with the Startup Card by Digital Hub Initiative.
Venture development & Fundraising
Office hours with experts from the MediaTech Hub Accelerator cosmos, APX Axel Springer, and Porsche as well as the founder community; support and access to investor databases, investor readiness, and investor introductions.
Access to a regional network with companies from the media and digital economy
Interexchange with portfolio start-ups from the MediaTech Hub Lab, the Digital Hub Initiative, APX Axel Springer, and Porsche.
Mentoring & Training
With experts from the media and digital economy, research and founding community, workshops on topics such as pitch deck, pitch, sales, Design Thinking, marketing, HR, product management, legal, prototyping
MTH Conference and MTH Startup Meetup in Potsdam, NOAH Conference, and re:publica in Berlin, TNW Conference in Amsterdam, VivaTech in Paris, DLD, WEB Summit in Lissabon, Tech Week in London, startup:net Investors‘ Dinner, APX Axel Springer, and Porsche Pitch Tuesday.
Access to Crunchbase Pro Account, Amazon Web Services, HubSpot, Talent.io, Firma.de, Fiverr, Telekom TechBoost
Continuing access to MediaTech Hub Accelerator network
Our Upcoming Events
Startup Academy “Business ABC – Enterprises, Startups & Economy”
Potsdam Science Park
Have you always worked in a scientific setting and aren’t comfortable with business terminology? This workshop will focus on fundamental terms and concepts for startup-founders. We will discuss various topics about founding a company, e.g. finding the right idea, team and business models. What does it mean to be an entrepreneur? How do I finance myself and the team? How do I identify the opportunities and the risks? What do I need to take into account? The workshop will include an introduction to fundamental concepts and a discussion about individual topics and participant questions. In the afternoon a startup founder will join the group to talk about their own experience and give insights into the startup life. No previous knowledge is required or assumed for this training, which is both useful to beginners and people with some initial experience. The Startup Academy is a program for Scientific Startups from the Potsdam Science Park and Future Entrepreneurs. Format: OnlineMore Informations
Startup Meetup Potsdam | Online Edition #8
MediaTech Hub Accelerator in cooperation with Cluster ICT, Media and Creative Industries
The Start-up Meetup Potsdam is our monthly get-together where we pitch, talk and network. It is open for start-ups, founders or anyone else who is into entrepreneurship and the local start-up ecosystem in Potsdam, Brandenburg or the Berlin area. While #stayathome we bring the meetup and the pitches of our teams to the digital stage. So we broadcast our meetup live on Youtube and Facebook. Tune in! The Link to the event will be available 7 days prior to the event. Don’t forget to join us on facebook and Youtube.More Informations
Startup Academy „Storytelling for Scientists“
Potsdam Science Park
Storytelling is a powerful tool. Scientific facts can be presented in a variety of story models to create memorable pieces of information for your audience. Kick off with a new narration and discover instruments that enable you to present your research or startup in better way. Learn to set communication goals, define target groups and design messages that will stick in other people’s minds. Best practice examples and bits of communication theory will help you obtain an overview of storytelling in science and business communication. This workshop will help you to use storytelling as a meaningful tool in digital and printed media as well as face-to-face events. It takes into focus the specialist teams of all disciplines between laboratory and analytics, production and law. No previous knowledge is required or assumed for this training, which is both useful to beginners and people with some initial experience. The Startup Academy is a program for Scientific Startups from the Potsdam Science Park and Future Entrepreneurs. Format: OnlineMore Informations
An initiative of
The MTH Accelerator is a joint initiative of the University of Potsdam, the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF, the Hasso-Plattner-Institute, founded in 2019. Located in the Media Innovation Center Babelsberg, the initiative is supported by APX Axel Springer and Porsche, the Investitionsbank des Landes Brandenburg, the Ministry of Economics and Energy of the State of Brandenburg and media:net berlinbrandenburg.