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 #6

September 10th, 2024
November 18th, 2024
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.

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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 next SPRINT batch will start in Autumn 2024 - stay tuned for more information!

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.

  • 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.



Our Start-ups

We have established a community of innovative and disruptive hydrogen start-ups that is actively growing. Explore how they are shaping a net zero future.

1s1 Energy






CibusCell Technology


Fast Sense

Greenlyte Carbon Technologies

Hydro Technology Motors


Jolt Solutions

Naco Technologies



PMR Tech


Southern Lights



Benefits for our start-ups


We strive to offer the best hydrogen accelerator. Through our extensive H2 ecosystem, we aim to maximise the impact for our start-ups. Read what our industry experts have to say about the program.

The rapid and agile transfer of established technologies to large-scale production is just as important as the qualification of alternative technologies for a diverse future hydrogen economy. Partnerships between suppliers of proven technologies and high-tech start-ups venturing into new territory bring the necessary momentum to the process of establishing green hydrogen as the energy carrier of the future. Partnerships such as with H2UB are indispensable for strengthening Europe’s competitiveness in the global hydrogen economy.

Dr. Felix Gabriel

thyssenkrupp nucera, Production & Automation Engineer

Green hydrogen has a key role to play in the decarbonisation of industry and the fight against climate change. Now more than ever, we need innovative technologies and an entrepreneurial mindset to bring new solutions to market as quickly as possible. With my background in strategy, I am helping start-ups navigate the ever-changing market environment of this emerging technology to meet customer needs.

Philipp Severich

RWE, Senior Strategy Manager Hydrogen

The ramp-up of the hydrogen industry is crucial for the energy transition and decarbonization. With cross-industry expertise from established players, I'm committed to supporting innovative ideas. My goal is to elevate hydrogen start-ups, advance their innovations to industrial scale and contribute to sustainable solutions in the energy landscape.

Dr. Dominik Bernhardt

P3 energy solutions, Senior Consultant

Any more questions?

Our Ecosystem team will be happy to help you:

Moritz Glettenberg

Strategy & Ecosystem

Marius Dainora

Community & Project Assistant

Yash Awatade

Working Student Ecosystem

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