the accelerator from founders for founders

who we are

We are xdeck, the accelerator from Cologne, which was initiated by founders themselves and provides a tailor-made offering for startups that want to grow fast.

Our approach? Support from founders for founders. We have a large network of experienced entrepreneurs and strong corporate partners on board, who provide their entire expertise and experience. Everything based on your specific needs and with maximum efficient use of your time.

One more thing to say: You get all this without any equity contribution or other fees, because our mission is to fuel the growth of our startups and promote entrepreneurship!

startups we are looking for

We are looking for early stage B2B tech startups from all over Europe. In particular, we are looking for startups with business models that are:

  • Enabling digital transformation
  • Unleaching organizational performance
  • Solving sustainability challenges
success metrics
what we already achieved
42
digital-/tech startups
were selected from 700+ applications
500+
employees
working for the xdeck startups today
160%
avg. revenue growth / month
achieved by our startups since their start on xdeck
65+m €
invested
so far in our startups

founder voices

what they say about us
Sven Witthöft
Co-Founder & Managing Director Vytal Global
Flo is a passionate product developer who always come up with new ideas and contacts.
Anouar El Haji
Founder & CEO Veylinx
Markus has been incredibly solution-oriented and essential in helping Veylinx transform to a SaaS model.
Djef Riady Rifamole
Co-Founder datazeit
Nik has accelerated our product development, making us extremely well prepared for our pre-seed round.
Oliver Eischet
Co-Founder Specter Automation
Dennis provides the most valuable input in the areas that hurt the most to help you achieve strong product-market fit.
our office
where we work
Application
A fully virtual participation is possible if you prefer not to move to Cologne.

We are located at the Ship in Cologne-Ehrenfeld, Germany's most digital office building. Participating founders are very welcome to work on-site directly with the xdeck team during their acceleration. Of course, a completely virtual participation is also possible as we are looking for startups from all over Europe!