workshop for founders and startups

workshop for founders and startups

On June 2, HR expert and MTH coach Anna Fishman will clarify the 5 typical mistakes first-time founders should avoid.

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The startup ecosystem for technology-driven startups from Potsdam, Brandenburg and Berlin

MediaTech Hub Accelerator is the sparring partner for early-stage start-up teams. We are tech-drive and think cross-industry. A look at our portfolio demonstrates this. Some of our teams are assigned to the areas of film, music, storytelling, or fashion, while others cover construction, Industry 4.0, food tech, digital health, or smart government.

MediaTech Hub Accelerator‘s goal is to offer young startup teams an individually tailored program. This is achieved with the support of our initiators and key partners, the University of Potsdam, the Hasso Plattner Institute, and the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF. We also aim to strengthen the startup ecosystem in Potsdam and Brandenburg through our expertise and community.

We offer early stage startups the opportunity to develop their business models, build valuable networks, and acquire skills in pitching, marketing, and sales, as well as in the legal, tax, and venture development areas.

Key information about the MTH Accelerator program:

  • The program takes place over six months. After this period, startups continue to have access to MTH events, coaching, and many more offerings.
  • We accept teams with at least two founders from the University of Potsdam, the HPI, the Film University, the SRH Universities Berlin as well as external teams from the metropolitan region.
  • We support each team individually within our weekly Office Hours
  • The program works in a hybrid way – via Zoom and through live events in Potsdam.
  • Our Founder Community already has more than 50 founders.

Do you want to become a part of our founder community?

We look forward to receiving applications from motivated founders with innovative and technology-related business models for our six-month program.

Selection Criteria

  • Committed founder teams (at least two founders)
  • Early-stage companies (pre-seed)
  • Technology-based business models


  • Online application
  • Pitchdeck
  • 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

What To Expect

  • Office Space

    Office Space

    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

    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.

  • Pilot Projetcs

    Pilot Projetcs

    Access to a regional network with companies from the media and digital economy

  • Founder Community & Alumni Network

    Founder Community & Alumni Network

    Discussions with portfolio startups from the MediaTech Hub Lab, the Digital Hub Initiative, APX Axel Springer, and Porsche. And continued access to the MediaTech Hub Accelerator network post program.

More Benefits

  • Mentoring & Training

    Mentoring & Training

    Participants receive workshops from experts in the media and digital economy, research, and founding communities on pitch decks, pitches, sales, design thinking, marketing, HR, product management, legal issues, and prototyping, etc.

  • Events


    MTH Conference and MTH Startup Meetup in Potsdam; NOAH Conference and re:publica in Berlin; TNW Conference in Amsterdam; VivaTech in Paris; DLD and WEB Summit in Lisbon; Tech Week in London; startup:net Investors‘ Dinner; APX Axel Springer and Porsche Pitch Tuesday.

  • Perks


    Access to Crunchbase Pro Account; Amazon Web Services; HubSpot;;; Fiverr; Telekom TechBoost

A Strong Academic Network

What makes our program extra special is its network of strong partners from Potsdam and Brandenburg. The MTH Accelerator was originally initiated in 2019 by the University of Potsdam alongside the Hasso Plattner Institute and the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF. In 2021, the SRH Berlin University of Applied Sciences joined as a partner. We’re happy to welcome teams that have a connection to these universities. This connection can originate from start-up teams beginning their consulting process at one of these universities or through alumni team members wanting to reconnect with their alma mater.

Enrich The Brandenburg Startup Ecosystem

Our network is very strong, and we have excellent support programs for local Brandenburg- and Berlin-based startups, agencies, and other companies who prioritize innovation. Many of these players come together at the MTH Accelerator.

Do you have questions? Feel free to contact us.



Head of MTH Accelerator
Susanne Zöchling

Susanne Zöchling

Project Manager

Our Upcoming Events

31. May 2022


MTHxWFBB Startup Insights: Venture Capital


If you want to get your startup off the ground quickly, you need plenty of capital to grow. Venture capital represents one way of injecting capital. Speaker Alexander Kölpin (seed + speed GmbH) provides exciting insights into the world of a venture capital company. Learn more about the Do’s & Dont’s, for whom VC is suitable, how the work with VCs is and what they expect and what they offer. The online event will start at 3 p.m.

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02. Jun 2022


MTH Foundermentals: All about HR

Registration via Eventbrite

What should be considered regarding the topic of HR & Hiring? That’s what the June issue of MTH Foundermentals, the workshop series for startups from Potsdam, Brandenburg and Berlin, is all about. In the online workshop, Anna Fishman, HR expert and MTH coach, explains the 5 typical HR & Hiring mistakes that first-time founders should avoid. To participate, just register via eventbrite and receive the Zoom login data. The workshop will be in German.

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