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Join Kickstart as an expert

Our Kickstart experts are a consortium of successful entrepreneurs, academics, executives, investors and professionals with in-depth knowledge related to specific industries, topics, methodologies and/or technologies. Our experts all share one thing in common - the desire to give back to the ecosystem by offering their time to share their learnings, giving our startups a vantage point when navigating 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


Significant experience in topics relevant to our cross-vertical scaleups, and/or topics relevant to our corporate partners.These include but are not limited to market entry, corporate innovation, marketing & communications, business strategy, technical/engineering expertise etc.


Consultation of 3-5 startups upon request.


Commitment of 10-15 hours of ad-hoc expert support per year. This includes an optional 1-2 workshop sessions during our collaboration sprint from mid-September to mid-November.


Open to participate as speaker/lead of workshops during the Kickstart program.

Get in touch

Franziska Böhm

Program Lead




What they say

Oriana Kraft, FemTech Summit founder

"Kickstart brings together an incredibly diverse ecosystem of partners, experts, and startups working to catalyze innovation in the healthcare industry. It was a pleasure to be a judge for the program and listen to the incredible startups that the program attracts. Given the impressive track record of former Kickstart collaborations I am sure that all forthcoming initiatives will bring innovation, and I am particularly excited about their work to shine a spotlight on women's health."

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