The ecosystem for tech startups from Potsdam
and the metropolitan region
Are your topics VR/AR, blockchain, cloud systems, the metaverse, camera technologies, sound and music software, or AI?
Then you’ve come to the right place!
Key facts first
Find out more about which teams we are looking for and how you can apply.
Which startups do we look for?
Founder teams (at least 2 co-founders), pre-seed and seed with a digital business model.
When can you apply?
Applications are possible at any time, via our online application form.
How do you apply as a team?
Click on “Apply now”. We’ll ask you about your idea and what stage it’s at, why your team is right for the MTH Accelerator and more. Finally, attach your pitch deck as a PDF.
Do we invest in startups?
We do not invest in teams. But we work intensively with you to help you gain fundraising skills and grow quickly in the startup scene.
Is it necessary to have studied at one of the participating universities?
We are very happy about teams that come to us from our partner universities – the University of Potsdam, the HPI, the Film University or the SRH Berlin. But we are equally open to teams that are not connected to the universities.
Do you have to locate yourselves in the media industry? Can you apply from other industries?
We are industry-independent and love the mix, because we experience that MediaTech is naturally found in entertainment, but also in industries such as Mobility, Health, SmartGov, Industry 4.0 and many more.
Get to know our teams and us
Networking on our roof terrace.
The MTH Accelerator at SXSW 2022
Susanne Zöchling and Erdinc Koc, your team at the MTH Accelerator.
Our portfolio team Snaque
MTH Design Thinking Challenge with our team Klangchat
Our oortfolio team Freispace
Our portfolio team VAN ROTHE
Our current teams in the program
Snaque is an exclusive ad network and a paywall extension, creating value for publishers, avertisers and readers through interactive ads.
2Sync stands for XR experiences that merge real & virtual worlds & thus make environments virtually walkable & interactable.
freispace facilitates the planning of post-production – optimal capacity utilization, less downtime, more time for the essentials.
ArtistConnect is a process management platform that provides artists with melodies & manages licensing agreements.
With products from VAN ROTHE, companies can save resources in the film production process from planning to post-production
This also awaits you in the program
Office Hours with experts from the MediaTech Hub Accelerator and the startup scene; support and access to investor databases, investor readiness, investor intros.
The MTH Accelerator community has around 60 founders. The MediaTech Hub Potsdam has a large network of companies and institutions in the media sector in Potsdam and Berlin.
The MediaTech Hub Accelerator has offices in the Media City Babelsberg, which are available to current portfolio teams for the duration of the program.
Venture Development & Fundraising
We support you in growing and developing as a company. We pay particular attention to fundraising, whether through private investment or public funding. For this purpose, we give you access to our own fundraising database, which lists investors and business angels from DACH.
MTH VC Database & Accesses
We have a circulated database listing VC’s, family offices, business angels, public funding programs in the DACH region. You will also find information on conferences, startup programs and much more.
Part of the de:hub initiative
As a MediaTech Hub Potsdam startup, you are automatically part of the Digital Hub Initiative and can be part of the German delegation at international events and conferences such as SXSW, Viva Tech, Websummit or Slush and present yourself on an international level.
Our goal: to help shape the startup ecosystem in Brandenburg!
The MediaTech Hub Accelerator is the sparring partner for startups in the early stages. We are tech-driven and think across sectors. A look at our portfolio shows what we mean by this. One part can be assigned to the areas of film, music, storytelling or fashion, the other part includes sectors such as construction, Industry 4.0, food tech, digital health or smart government.
Our goal, together with the initiators University of Potsdam, Hasso Plattner Institute and Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF, is to offer teams an individually tailored post-founding program. At the same time, we want to strengthen the startup ecosystem in Potsdam and Brandenburg through our expertise and community.
Early-stage startups are given the opportunity to further develop their business models, build their own valuable networks and acquire skills in pitching, marketing/PR, sales, HR/recruiting, go-to-market, UX/UI, legal and tax issues and fundraising.
Since our launch in 2019, around 40 teams have been added to the portfolio, raising around €22 million in fundraising. Most important and valuable, however, is our community: around 70 founders are part of the MTH Accelerator. Their knowledge and support helps all new teams.
The events of us and our partners
01. Feb 2023
Veröffentlichung 20. Medienbarometer 2022/2023 medianet berlinbrandenburg e.V.
07. Feb 2023
Female Coffee Talk: Startup – a career option for women Potsdam Transfer
16. Feb 2023
Digitale Lernmittel für cloud-basierten Unterricht – Online-Fachtagung DABB, Universität Potsdam, WFBB
Part of a strong regional network
The special feature of our program is the association of strong partners from Potsdam and Brandenburg. The MTH Accelerator 2019 was initiated by the University of Potsdam, with the Hasso Plattner Institute and the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF. The SRH Berlin University of Applied Sciences has been a partner university since 2021. We are therefore very happy to welcome teams who have a connection to these universities, either because they are just about to finish their startup consultancy at the universities or because they have already founded a company as alumni but would like to return to the old familiar environment.
Networking to enrich the startup ecosystem for Brandenburg
Startups, agencies or other companies with an innovative character are in good hands in Brandenburg and the metropolitan region. The network is very close and the opportunities for funding programs are very good. Many of these partners come together in the MTH Accelerator.