Demo Day 2022 - Gateway Accelerator

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Demo Day 2022 - Gateway Accelerator

Welcome to the great finale of the Gateway ESC Accelerator Program!

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The Ship Vitalisstraße 67 50827 Köln Germany

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About this event

The Gateway Accelerator passes Batch #1! Our teams have made great strides over the past six months. Now we're excited to introduce the four startups from our premiere batch.

We invite you to join us for our Gateway Accelerator Demo Day 2022.

03/24/2022, 4:30 pm, im Ship Vitalisstraße 67, 50827 Cologne, Germany.

With the Demo Day, we would like to welcome our four founding teams to the startup ecosystem and enable them to make valuable contacts. A limited number of invited guests from the community will be waiting for you on site. The focus will be on the pitches of our startups.

It was the premiere of our own Accelerator program - for us at the Gateway Excellence Start-up Center at the University of Cologne. The start-ups were coached in the areas of sales, marketing, legal and leadership and made national and international contacts. Together with our mentors and experts, we put together a customized program for the teams in our first batch.


16:30 Admission & Accreditation

17:00 Welcome Speech + Review of the Accelerator Program

17:15 Start of the Pitches of our 4 Startups

18:15 Alumni Team, Prizes, Prospects

18:40 Networking + Flying Dinner

We are currently planning to hold the event under the extended 2G-Plus rule. Please provide a daily negative test result upon entry - even if you already have a booster vaccination.


About the Gateway ESC Accelerator

The Gateway ESC Accelerator is a tailor-made program for knowledge-led and technology-based start-ups teams from the university scene. We foster teams to be resilient, to be quicker and of course to be successful! In doing so, we focus on teamwork and mindset. Together with you, we want you to succed in making your ideas work.

Our Startups:

Sieve Fins Sieve produces sustainable surf fins from recycled plastic.

Berghaus & Cie. is bringing exquisite wines as an investment to the German market to help investors diversify their portfolio with a stable alternative asset.

Compounder is a centralized platform which makes the study orientation, application and admission process for prospective students and universities in Germany more efficient.

skwid is building a „retail bloomberg“ as an information and management platform for financial market investments (stocks, crypto, funds ..). Based on this, skwid develops a platform for individual and sustainable investments with which we replace conventional ETFs.

More information will be available here soon. Follow us on our social media channels and be always up to date on all topics and news around the Gateway ESC.



* We are currently planning a hybrid event with limited participants from the Cologne ecosystem and under strict hygiene regulations.

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