CyberLab Accelerator - more than just a Startup Accelerator


We want to prepare you in the best possible way for market entry, match you with the relevant contacts and make your startup fly. 


What you need to know

ATTENTION: Please note that all workshops are held in German.!

Our model is an online program with 2 face-to-face sessions in Karlsruhe and one batch per quarter.


Target group

Solo entrepreneurs and founder teams with a focus on IT, AI, IT security, smart production



Free of charge thanks to funding from Start-up BW


Dates Q2 2024

07.05. Assessment Day  

11.06. (in presence in Karlsruhe), 13.06., 14.06., 17.06., 18.06. Dates of the setup phase 

02.07. Selection Day (in presence in Karlsruhe)



3 months



Next Start

Application deadline: 16.04.2024

Time investment

Setup phase approx. 6-8 h per appointment


Apply now!


Why you should choose the CyberLab




+200 Mentors

We match you with mentors who immediately understand your business idea because they are familiar with the topic.


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Lifelong learning

With us, you don't just go through an accelerator - you also have access to the right knowledge, the right contacts and much more at any time afterwards, depending on your needs.



Individual program

We give you what your startup needs right now and for as long as you need it.


Network for your specialization

As part of the CyberForum, we are integrated into many networks and organizations. Whether it's the de:hub for applied artificial intelligence, the AI Alliance, the Karlsruhe IT Security Initiative (KA-IT-Si), etc. - we can connect you.


The CyberLab Programm


After you have been accepted, we will provide you with all the relevant information and tools you need for your IT startup sector during our Setup Phase

After the Selection Day, you will receive access to further offers that fit your growth phase, such as in-depth modules, contacts to investors & mentors, networking events, CEO & CTO circles, workshops, impulse lectures and much more. 

Our Accelerator continuously goes on. As a CyberLab Alumni, you will continue to benefit from our knowledge, our large startup community and our network. 



Pitch training and feedback 

Mentoring sessions 

Business models 

Finances for startups 


Foundation and legal issues 

Business Model Canvas, Value Proposition Canvas, Jobs to be done 

Arranging early-stage financing 

Access to funding

Benefit from our partners

With the CyberForum membership you benefit from exclusive in-depth modules, the opportunity for Startup BW Pre-Seed investment, discounted workspaces and regular mentoring after the accelerator. You will find out all the details about membership during the assessment before the start of the programme.


You also benefit from exclusive discounts within our partner programmes (e.g. AWS, Google, Hubspot and Sparkasse):


Profitiert von der Mitgliedschaft im CyberForum

Mit der Mitgliedschaft im CyberForum profitiert ihr auch nach der Teilnahme am Accelerator Programm von vergünstigten Arbeitsplätzen, regelmäßigem Mentoring, vielfältigen Events, Support unserer Marketing- und Talents&Career-Abteilungen, kostenlosen Inseraten in unserer Jobbörse uvm. 

Alle Details zur Mitgliedschaft erfahrt ihr im Accelerator.

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