H2UB sprint

Our 10-week accelerator program designed specifically for Seed and Series A start-ups
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H2UB sprint

For seed stage startups

Become part of the upcoming sprint

Next: Sprint #4

September 13th 2023
November 24th 2023
Supercharge your start-ups‘ growth with our H2UB SPRINT program: a 10-week coaching designed to accelerate your business and connect you with top mentors and experts in the hydrogen industry.

The H2UB sprint in numbers

Industry Experts
1:1 Sessions
Group sessions

About the sprint

Our 10-week SPRINT accelerator program is designed specifically for Seed and Series A start-ups. The content is challenge-driven and highly individualized. We tailor our program to meet the unique needs of each start-up, focusing on product-market fit, go-to-market strategy, sales and funding. Our program offers both group and 1:1 coaching sessions – not only with dedicated business mentors but also with high-profile industry experts from our network of hydrogen corporates.

To help our start-ups grow together as a group and experience the power of peer-learning, we hold a kick-off, interim meeting and investor pitch presentations on site at the BRYCK Tower in Essen. Our goal is to provide start-ups with the guidance and support they need to take their business to the next level – and our program is designed to deliver just that.

Our SPRINTers are the core of the #HYDROVERSE, the H2UB ecosystem. Once the program is over, we continue to deliver support wherever we can to you – through events, intros and matchings with corporates and investors.

Key benefits

Get access to an ecosystem of H2 pioneers, corporates and investors
Get to the next level in 10 weeks with intensive & individual support
Master your key challenges with senior industry experts and business mentors

The application for the upcoming SPRINT #4 is closed. The next SPRINT (batch #5) is planned for spring 2024.

We are continuously looking for start-ups joining the #HYDROVERSE. You can always apply by sending your pitch deck to: startups@h2ub.com

We are looking forward to your application!

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  • Who is eligible to attend the SPRINT?

    The SPRINT is open to start-ups from all over Europe, which are at the Seed to Series A/B stage. Technology readiness should be at level 4 (minimum), preferably at level 6 or 7.

  • When does the SPRINT take place?

    We have 2 batches per year. The first batch usually starts in spring, the second one in autumn. The next SPRINT batch starts September 13th, 2023.

  • How much does it cost to attend the SPRINT?

    Participation is free. We also cover your travel expenses according to our Travel Expenses Guideline after you have completed the program. That means you get free access to services and contacts.

  • Why should I participate in the H2UB SPRINT and not in another H2 accelerator?

    Hydrogen related innovations take time, are risky and need strong partners to scale. Furthermore, the market need is still blurry and unclear. Unlike other accelerators, we offer access to senior industry experts who provide specific sector knowledge and open doors for pilot projects and cooperations.

  • What is the application process?

    Send your pitch deck to startups@h2ub.com. After a quick check by our Ecosystem team, we will reach out to you to talk about more details.



Any more questions?

Our Ecosystem team will be happy to help you:

Aljoscha Frede

Start-up Ecosystem & Support

Moritz Glettenberg

Strategy & Ecosystem

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