5-HT Soft Landing Program

Guided program for foreign startups to immerse into the German market

The 5-HT Soft Landing-Programm offers a guided part-time program to help you immerse your business in the German market. For startups actively thinking about expansion to Germany, but who still need help to figure out how to do this exactly – this program might be right for you!

CURRENT: BATCH 2020 CANCELLED AT SHORT NOTICE DUE TO CORONA RESTRICTIONS

THE PROGRAM

  • Our offer
    During this program, 5-HT can offer you a guided program to immerse your business in the German market and free office space for up to 4 weeks. The program includes several workshops, connections to the regional corporate and investor landscape, visits to potential office and lab spaces for your company, and fun activities.
  • Participants
    This program is designed for non-German startups in the fields of digital chemistry and health which are exploring their options to move or expand the company to Germany. One or two of the company (co-)founders/managing directors are welcome to take part in the program.
  • Startup maturity
    Seed to growth phase
  • Date
    The 2020 Batch had to be cancelled at short notice due to Corona restrictions
  • Location
    The program will take place in the major cities of the Metropolitan Area Rhine-Neckar: Heidelberg, Ludwigshafen, and Mannheim. Mannheim Central Station is just 30 minutes away from Frankfurt International Airport (by high-speed train). If required, we will help you to organize your arrival and departure. The office space where you will be seated for the duration of the program is in Ludwigshafen.
  • Language
    The program can be fully conducted in English.
  • Costs
    Participation in the program is free of charge. Meals and accommodation are for your own cost. If required, we can help with the organization of travel and accommodation for your stay.
  • Your benefit
    Kickstart the expansion of your company to Germany! Benefit from the consults and workshops and get to know potential clients and your market opportunities in the region.

THE AGENDA

Each program will be tailored to each startup’s individual focus and wishes. However, several common components exist including market fit workshops, pitch coaching, visits to potential office and lab spaces, and fun activities to get to know the region. An example program is shown in the picture below.

EXAMPLE OF A MAXIMUM PROGRAM

THE APPLICATION

Send your application to kontakt@5-ht.com. An online interview will determine your eligibility to the program. Please note that completion of the onboarding process in the 5-HT network is a prerequisite to enter the program. Your application to this program and the onboarding process can happen simultaneously.

We are looking forward to you.