Welcome to VentureVilla

Who we are

VentureVilla Accelerator GmbH is an independent seed accelerator based in Hanover, the capital of Lower Saxony in Germany. Founded in 2016, the accelerator addresses innovative early stage startups in the software and web-based technology sector from all over Germany. Having a closer look at the VentureVilla portfolio, it includes alumni teams from human resources, fashion, advertising to education, insurance and travel tech. Prospectively (starting in spring 2019), the program will be opened as well for European teams.

What we offer

VentureVilla Accelerator aims to help promising technology startups realizing their visions to digitalize and revolutionize their industries. With its 100-day-program, VentureVilla Accelerator supports the participating teams with venture capital and also with individual mentoring, workshops and coaching from experienced founders and mentors from different sectors. Every team gets its own office and infrastructure in the heart of Hanover. To be able to offer the teams customized support according to their individual needs and requirements, we limit our batches up to 10 teams. We aim to offer up to 3 batches each year.

Of course, venture capital plays an essential role for startups in terms of their acceleration. That is why we provide each team with 35,000 euros seed capital in the first step which they can raise to up to 100,000 euros through their performance in various challenges. In return, we receive shares from 6 to 10 per cent of the startup. This investment gives our teams the flexibility and freedom to focus 100 per cent on boosting their business.

In order to enable the startups to tap their full potential, we also provide access to our exclusive international founders network. On top of that, VentureVilla is well connected in Hanover and its region and brings together all important startup players, corporates and supporters of the ecosystem. Therefore, VentureVilla cooperates with different private and public partners, such as the office for economic development.

Located only a few minutes from Hanover central station, the modernized villa spreads its charm over more than 800 square meters. Once welcomed in the VentureVilla house community, the teams also profit from the in-house startup ecosystem which does not only include the current batch participants but also VentureVilla alumni startups in later stages, a startup investment fund, a design agency and soon also a vibrant virtual reality community within our in-house VR lab.


What we expect

We are looking for ambitious teams from all tech sectors focusing on software technologies. You do not need to have officially founded yet but we do expect that you have already checked your market, competition and clearly defined your unique selling point. For us, it is important to see that you bring what it needs to be an entrepreneur and that you are willing to invest 100 per cent of your time into your business idea. If you are interested in taking part of our program, you can send your pitch deck all year long to pitch@venturevilla.de.

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individual support and venture capital up to 100,000 euros

conditions: 6 to 10 per cent shares

100-day-program to accelerate for market entry

unique founding expertise and networking experience

access to a broad international founders network based in Germany

searching for highly motivated and innovative teams from all tech sectors (software focus)

Any questions?

Just write us an email or come to visit us at VentureVilla!

Walderseestraße 7 | 30163 Hannover | Germany

Web: www.venturevilla.de | Mail: info@venturevilla.de