what you get
We provide a completely tailor-made acceleration package for you – without equity, fees or any other costs! Our team will support you in topics such as B2B sales processes, feature prioritization, fundraising, or hiring. Everything is based on your specific needs and with most efficient use of your time.
How? In a three-step process, the xdeck team will make sure to understand you and your current situation, jointly align on measurable objectives and accelerate together with you!
Konrad is passionate about digital marketing, b2b sales, and growing innovative businesses to success.
Christian has a passion for entrepreneurial work, technical innovations and marketing them for the benefit of customers. Due to this experience, his focus is on the B2B product and service business.
Alex is passionate about scaling business models in terms of growing the organisation, improving processes & infrastructure, entering in new markets, measuring the KPI that really matter as well as fundraising from seed to IPO.
Florian is passionate about big visions that make the world better and helping people exceed their ambitions.
Till is passionate about spreading entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial thinking.
André is passionate about enabling organizations to create better products and services by moving them to modern IT architectures such as Cloud and Microservices.
Sven is passionate about building new brands from scratch, organizational development and visionary ideas.
Tobi is passionate about scalable business models. Having successfully exited parking startup evopark, he's now building up VATION - a digital personal trainer.
Mario is passionate about creative ideas that are created with enough free space. He does not believe in the "Work hard, play hard" mentality.
Flo is passionate about product development, distribution and teamwork.
Michael is passionate about tech startups and supporting founders on their rollercoaster startup ride. Balancing work he is working out daily and enjoys travelling exotic places.
Dustin is passionate about building marketplaces, digital products and supporting founders on their entrepreneurial journey from zero to scale. Balancing work and leisure he is doing Triathlon and surfing.
Oli is passionate about finance, operations and real estate development.
Lucas is passionate about innovation & digitization in traditional industries and developing profitable companies. His expertise covers the areas of B2B-Sales, Sustainable Business Development and HR.
Oli is passionate about innovative retail ideas and supporting young founders. He is a serial entrepreneur with previous experience at Wimdu and MyDriver.
Lukas is a Cologne-based startup enthuiast working for Capnamic for almost 5 years. His expertise ranges from marketing and sales to operations to finance, HR and analytics for startups in the early stage (Pre-Seed to Series A).
Manuel is passionate about helping leaders see the right direction and reach their destination.
Christian is passionate about mentoring statups and scaleups, sharing his knowledge on international expansion, e-commerce, SaaS and general management, as well as investing into startups that he is passionate about.
Bastian works online, where clients and customers meet through multimedia content. As a content consultant with a focus on corporate communications, he tries to combine creativity with processes, content with appearance and emotion with data.
Jörg is responsible for the support of technology-based startups in our entire business area. For over 25 year he has been accompanying young entrepreneurs with their founded companies on the way to fully existence.
Wenke is responsible for organizational development and culture. She helps finding the answers that matter: The reason why we establish a company, build a brand or develop a product. She enables people to build honest, truthful and self-reliant organizations.
Christian started his path in venture capital in 2010 at the HTGF when he supported the very first finance departments of around 80 startups. This background brought him to Capnamic.
Gil currently works for the Startup Unit of KölnBusiness, the economic development company of the City of Cologne. Apart from the obvious ties to the city, they are trying to support our local startup ecosystem on all fronts.
Daniela is an early-stage investor at HTGF with a background in media.
Jahn is passionately committed to building sustainable premium brands from the grass root level. His expertise is a holistic entrepreneurial mindset with a deep understanding of product-market fit and brand ethos.
Ruben is a Cologne-based IP lawyer working in all fields of Intellectual Property law, in particular trademarks, unfair competition, copyrights, e-commerce and reputation management.
Christian can help turning ideas into viable business models and scalable, lovable companies. He is a true expert for business model innovation, user experience strategy and usability engineering.
Christian also has a deep understanding of trending and innovative topics like web3, nfts, metaverse and crypto.
Antje is responsible for the welcoming of national and international startups to Cologne. Most of the time, she functions as a network angel to offer startups a soft landing, including potential partners, bureaucratic issues, space and talents.
Sven is a UI/UX conceptionist, digital design and web development expert. He works at FOND OF building a better e-commerce experience for all of their kids brands and their customers as well.
Tom designs digital products and thinks about how they work and how they look like. By looking at every aspect of the product, he is making sure that the user's needs are met in the most meaningful way.
As a content consultant Sascha concepts, creates, analyses and optimises online marketing content for B2C and B2B customers. A background in public relations creates an additional backbone for comprehensive expertise in identifying inspiring brand content.
Marion is responsible for advising and supporting technology-based startups in all financial topics. She has been supporting startups for 7 years now and has focused on digital and innovative business models before.
Vincent is responsible for the operational part on the marketplaces like the product listings, stock planning and advertising on marketplaces like Zalando or About you.
Daniel is responsible for integrating and maintaining on-premise and cloud infrastructure components and ensuring their further development within the overall business strategy and requirements.
Philipp has built up and managed the digital department at FOND OF since the beginning. This included eCommerce, digital marketing and creation for all brands. Before joining FOND OF, he was a digital entrepreneur.
After our kick-off event, we want to understand your individual business model, discuss your current status and validate challenges.
We will synthesize our findings from the diagnosis phase and define joint objectives with you. On this basis we develop a tailor-made acceleration package for you!
We will identify suitable formats and next steps to accelerate with you in the optimal way. After a total of 3 months, the intensive phase is over. However, we will stay in contact and support you where needed.
After this deadline we will start with the first selection for our Pitch Day. Since the number of places for this last selection round is limited, an early-bird application is even more worthwhile!
Applications can be submitted until this deadline. Now we will set the final selection for our pitchday.
On our pitchday a highly-ranked jury will support us to find the most promising startups for our next Batch.