CyberLab Accelerator - get your startup ready to enter the market

We offer startups and founding teams focused on IT, AI, IT security and smart production intensive training with our CyberLab Accelerator. The aim is to give your startup and your team everything needed for successful market entry. Our Accelerator Programme takes three months (with the option to extend up to 24 months).

Our CyberLab Accelerator costs you nothing. And we mean it. You don't have to tweak your business model to join us, and your startup will remain independent. The only investment you have to make is time. Want to be part of it? Then apply now!

CyberLab Accelerator Programm - an overview

Our Accelerator Programme is held four times a year. In the basic module you’ll learn everything needed for successful market entry. You can also take part in exclusive in-depth modules.

The basic module for all teams is held on Mondays and Tuesdays from 9 am to 4 pm. The in-depth module is held individually from 9 am to 12 pm.


Here you can find the detailed schedule of the Accelerator Program.

Target group

Founder teams with a focus on IT, AI, IT security, smart production.



Free of charge thanks to funding from Start-up BW



3 months (option to extend up to 24 months)


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Application deadline: 18.12.2022

CyberLab Accelerator: How you benefit

  • You’ll find the right focus
  • You’ll identify and understand customers
  • You’ll minimise typical risks and mistakes during the start-up phase
  • You’ll systematically plan how you develop your business
  • You’ll learn about team-building and team communication
  • You’ll learn everything you need to know about funding and legal aspects

Benefit from startup Programs like:

With membership for a symbolic contribution of €60 per year, you’ll benefit from exclusive in-depth modules, the opportunity for Startup BW Pre-Seed Investment, discounted jobs, regular mentoring, and benefits within our partner programmes (e.g. AWS, Google, Hubspot and Sparkasse). You’ll be given detailed information about membership during the assessment.

Accelerator program FAQ

Currently, our Accelerator Programme is entirely online.


The programme is divided into basic and in-depth modules. The basic modules are held every two weeks on a Monday and Tuesday, between 9 am and 5 pm. The in-depth modules are also held in a two-week cycle on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, from 9 am to 12 pm.


All new Accelerator teams take part in the basic modules. The aim is to transfer broad start-up-relevant knowledge and to foster dialogue with the other start-ups taking part.


At least two founders of a start-up should always attend the basic modules. The in-depth modules are optional.


After the three months in the Accelerator Programme, you have the option of extending the support provided by the CyberLab for a total of up to 24 months. As a member of the CyberForum  you’ll benefit during this time from exclusive in-depth modules, the option of obtaining funding via Start-up BW Pre-Seed, discounted jobs, regular mentoring and benefits within our partner programmes (e.g. with AWS, Google, Hubspot and Sparkasse). You’ll find out all the details about membership during the Accelerator Programme.

During the entire three months, you will need an average of ten hours per week for the Accelerator Programme.

Yes. As we currently offer the full programme online, startups that are not based in Baden-Württemberg can also apply.

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