The PreLab: Your gateway to the CyberLab
and chance for Start-up BW Pre-Seed

Are you at least two people working on a scalable digital business model? With the PreLab we offer your startup an intensive 6 days training: We take a close look at your business model and analyze your business together with experts and experienced mentors. We help you to minimize risks and work together with you on a consistent orientation in the market. The PreLab is the optimal preparation for the CyberLab and the qualification for up to 200.000 € from the "Startup BW Pre-Seed Program"!

Get ready to take off: The next opportunity to enter the PreLab is in the first quarter of 2021

The event will take place online. Further information will follow shortly!


Ready? Go!

Day 1:

Welcome to the PreLab! You are here because you want to start a business - therefore we clarify at the beginning what it takes to be an entrepreneur and how we can support you. Afterwards it is time to pitch, network and get to know the other PreLab teams.  

Toolbox & 

Day 2:

Today we define your target group and your value proposition. We will not only give you the most necessary tools - you will get a whole toolbox. Value Proposition Canvas, Lean Startup and User Testing: You will get to know methods and models that will help you save money and time on your journey - including valuable mentoring from experienced entrepreneurs from the CyberForum network. 

Business Model &
Financial Planning 

Day 3:

After all teams presented their learnings of the week, we will look at alternative business models for your Startup. Moreover, we challenge your financial planning in order to find out whether your startup is going through the roof with grants, business angels or bootstrapping. On this day we will also clarify all legal questions relevant to your startup. 

Market Analysis &

Day 4:

Today it's all about competition analysis, market sizes and prototyping. Before the second mentoring session you will work hands-on on your product and get to know methods of user testing. This way you can get optimal feedback from your target group regardless of your stage of development.

Equity Story

Day 5:

On the penultimate day we teach you a team management system that helps you to uncover your strengths and weaknesses in order to create a common understanding for your startup culture. 

Based on your financial planning, we will then work with you on a roadmap for your own equity story. Whether you choose bootstrapping or venture capital, the structure of your startup needs a solid foundation and a clear strategy. 

Network &
Pitch Perfect

Day 6:

Get to know the largest, regionally active Hightech.Business.Network. in Europe and find out which startup services the CyberForum has to offer.

Last but not least the stage is yours: At the Progress-Pitch you face the PreLab jury of CyberLab founders. If you convince the jury and meet the discussed criteria, you can present your team to the advisory board of the CyberLab and get the chance to join the IT Accelerator of the state of Baden-Württemberg. 


Problem & Solution

By identifying alternative business models and target groups, we focus on your best solution.

Opportunities & Risks

By simulating all kinds of cases, we help you always to take the right decisions.

Business Model

Together with experienced mentors, we specify and refine your business model.


After four weeks you are ready for the progress pitch – your chance to enter the CyberLab!

Apply now!

Are you interested to join us for the next PreLab? Do you have any questions? Do not hesitate to contact us.

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