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Join Kickstart as an expert or an advisor

Our Kickstart experts and advisors are tailor-matched to one of our later-stage startups to support them through the duration of the Kickstart program. Experts and advisors are subject matter experts with in-depth knowledge related to specific industries and/or topics. Sign up to become an expert or 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


For experts

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.

For advisors

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




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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