In the world of startups, acceleration is not just about speed but direction. At StepFWD, we’ve always believed in guiding startups not just to grow fast, but to grow right. With the launch of our StepFWD Together accelerator, we’ve taken this commitment a notch higher. After the whirlwind of the “Learn and Connect” phase, we’re excited to introduce the next chapter: the “Grow” phase. This phase is designed to provide a laser-focused, tailored experience for the startups that have shown the most promise and potential for rapid growth.

Let’s delve deeper into what this entails.

From 20 startups to the Elite 6:

The journey begins with 20 ambitious startups, each showcasing their unique value and potential. But as the initial phase of “Learn and Connect” concludes, only the top 6, the most promising of the lot, move forward. These are startups that have not just showcased a promising product but have demonstrated the potential to revolutionize their domain. The Elite 6 will be announced at Demo Day.

A Tailored Experience:

One size doesn’t fit all, especially in the startup world. Recognizing this, the “Grow” phase is meticulously crafted to cater to the unique needs of each startup:

  • Content Customized for You: We dive deep, understanding your challenges, aspirations, and gaps. Based on this, we curate content that’s not generic but speaks directly to you.
  • Mentorship with a Difference: Imagine having a dream team by your side – a seasoned entrepreneur who’s been there, done that; an industry expert with deep domain knowledge; and a StepFWD team member who understands the nuances of acceleration. This is the mentorship trio each startup gets paired with.
  • Connections that Count: Whether it’s that elusive investor meeting you’ve been chasing or a potential client introduction, we’ve got you covered. Our vast network is at your disposal.
  • Investor Outreach: Europe is buzzing with investors looking for the next big thing. We ensure they look your way.
  • Driving Customer Acquisition: For B2B startups, in particular, client acquisition can be a tough nut to crack. We’re here to make it a tad bit easier.

Special Opportunities Await:

Beyond the regular, there’s something extraordinary. We’re talking about the chance to be part of Startup Extreme. This isn’t your run-of-the-mill startup event. It’s where genuine, lasting connections are forged, often in the most unconventional settings. It’s a gateway to the vibrant European startup ecosystem.

Our Pledge to Your Growth:

At StepFWD, we’re not just accelerator organizers; we’re your partners in growth. Every workshop, every mentorship session, every introduction is with one goal in mind – your success. We’re here, not just for the highs but for the lows, the challenges, and the uncertainties.

The “Grow” phase is more than just a program stage; it’s a promise. A promise of commitment, guidance, and unwavering support. As we gear up for this exciting phase, we invite startups who share our vision and passion to join us. Apply now at