Join Kickstart as an advisor

Our Kickstart advisors are tailor-matched to one of our later-stage startups to support them through the duration of the Kickstart program. Advisors are subject matter experts with in-depth knowledge related to specific industries and/or topics. Sign up to become an advisor if you want to leverage your expertise and network to guide our later-stage startups through their scaling journeys.


Access to showcases, networking and community events to expand your own network

Cross-industry and cross-sector knowledge transfer, and best practice sharing 

Media exposure through our multiple social media channels, website and newsletters

Access to regional and international innovation ecosystems

Appreciation and recognition for altruistic nature and giving back to the startup community

Opportunity to be an active component in the success and scaling of our top-tier later stage startups disrupting the industry


Subject matter expertise in one of our verticals or business development. Experience in scaling a plus.


Commitment of 20 hours of ad-hoc expert support per year, advising 1 startup for 80% (upon request) and 1-2 other startups for 20% (upon request) during our collaboration sprint from mid-September to mid-November and beyond, if applicable.


Genuine motivation to work with entrepreneurs and provide the best support possible the development of the later-stage startup.


Act as a door-opener, connecting scaleup with your extended networks where relevant.


Provide educated and actionable advice, as well as challenge the scaleup in a constructive way.

Get in touch

Franziska Böhm

Program Lead




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