Become one of our Winners and test your market fit!

• Later stage startups with a
product ready to accelerate

• you offer a 100% working prototype

• you address two out of the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals)!

The Platform for constructive teamwork



Identification and networking of relevant companies, sponsors, service providers, financial institutions | Building (inter)national ecosystems



Increasing awareness and strengthening of the startup innovation ecosystem in North Hesse



Creating a platform and infrastructure for cooperation between the stakeholders (especially SMEs and startups)

What we offer

Up to 20.000€ project budget - equity free

Connect with leading corporates, SMEs, investors and experts from our network

Find potential partners, investors and customers

Grow with us through workshops and active mentoring

Validate your product and find the perfect market-fit

»Looking to scale globally? NHA is your gateway to the future!«

Challenge Space


Get your Startup in position

Discover the challenges of the current batches & apply now!


with a partner company. Fine tuning and coordination of your solution offer

Mentoring & Testing

Iterations with the partner company & workshops for

• Proof of concept

• Market fit

• Pitch coaching


Long-term implementation & Network Meetings

Current NHA Team Partners

The following companies from North Hesse are the challenge providers. Partner up with one of them during the accelerator program and bring your product or service to life together. 

The cooperation and process partner of the North Hesse Accelerate program is PwC Germany as well as the NVV Hessen.

You have Questions?

We answered the most frequent ones for you!
  • Startups with POC for product or working prototype or beta version.
  • Addressing UseCases
  • International scouting by NHA
  • Pre-selection
  • Pitch
  • Facilitated program flow with 4 fixed joint workshops / bootcamps of all participants.
  • Paid pilot (€ tbd)
  • Possible accompanied implementation at the company
  • Proof of Concept
  • Examination of marketability
  • Collaboration with corporates and other StartUps
  • Access to regional and national networks of BAs and VCs
  • Call for applications on different platforms (F6S etc.)
  • Apply directly to NHA (address!)

Get in touch with us!

Are you interested in joining the NHA as a Startup or as a partner company? Do you have any questions or comments? Please let us know using the form below.