Stay tuned for Volume 2 coming up in 2018!

We are primarily seeking for startups in the late seed or growth stage that have already a first prototype. In order to participate in Startup adVANce the startups must:

  • be a legal entity (startups). Individuals are excluded.
  • not be older than 8 years as of 1 January 2017 (i.e. the startup was registered with the respective commercial register in 2009 or later);
  • be a duly registered legal entity (e.g. Inc., LLP, GmbH, etc.) under the laws of any country in the world (except embargoed countries);
  • be majority-owned (50%+) by its founders;
  • have, as of 1 January 2017, raised less than €100 million in external capital since it was registered with the respective commercial register; and
  • have a management and development team (at least 2 persons) working full-time for the applying Startup.

If you do not meet the required criteria listed above you can still become our potential cooperation partner. Simply share with us your ideas on a mutual cooperation. We will evaluate your project and come back to you for further discussion after the end of program.

For further information and reasons for exclusion please see Sect. 1.4. in the Terms and Conditions and FAQ.

In case of any technical problems during the application process please contact the F6S Support Team which help out users nearly immediately.

Here you can download all relevant documents concerning Startup advance:

Stay tuned for Volume 2 of the Startup adVANce Challenge in 2018!