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

Target group

Solo founders and teams with a focus on IT, AI, IT security, smart production from Baden-Württemberg (or who want to relocate their business to Baden-Württemberg or have pilot projects with local companies here). 




Free of charge thanks to Start-up BW funding (value up to 10,000 €) 



4 batches per year 



Online programme with 2 attendance dates in Karlsruhe - programme in German


Dates Q1 2024

16.01. Application deadline 

20.02. Assessment Day  

11.03. (in Karlsruhe), 13.03., 14.03., 18.03., 19.03. Dates of the setup phase 

10.04. (in Karlsruhe) Selection Day


Time investment

Setup phase approx. 6-8 h per date


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Why you should choose the CyberLab

+200 mentors  

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


Individual programme 

We give you what your start-up needs and for as long as you need it, in a targeted and needs-oriented way. 


Lifelong learning 

With us, you don't just go through an accelerator - you also have access to the right knowledge, the right contacts, etc. at any time and as needed.


Network for your specialisation 

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

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