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 5 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 PreLab starts in Novermber 2020!  

Apply until 15.10.2020


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 how we can support you. Afterwards it is time to pitch, network and get to know the other PreLab teams. 

Tool-Kit Cases &

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 you 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 way - 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 continue directly: We will work out alternative business models with you and take a close look at your finances 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 we roll up our sleeves again, because it's all about competition analysis, market sizes and the perfect pitch. Before the second mentoring session you will work hands-on on your product and get to know methods of prototyping and UX/UI testing. This way you can get optimal feedback from your target group regardless of your stage of development.

Pitch Perfect

Day 5

Never without my team - that also applies to your Startup. On the last day we will deal with a team management system that helps you to uncover your strengths and weaknesses and to create a common understanding for your corporate culture.
Last but not least the stage is yours: At the Progress-Pitch you face the PreLab-Jury, which consists of CyberLab founders. If you convince the PreLab jury and meet the discussed criteria, you will have the opportunity to present yourself to the advisory board of the CyberLab and  get one of the desirable places in 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. 

Apply until 15.10.2020.

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