For early stage startups


Application period closed


Who are you

MOTIVATION: You want to grow your startup and scale your product.

PHASE: Startups from pre-seed to Series A. 

SOLUTION: Tech-driven & scalable solutions, truly outstanding, and unique. 

STAGE: Show us your minimum viable product, prototype in beta, and/or some market validation.

TEAM: Founding team consisting of at least 2 people.

Program structure

The program is divided in two phases:

  • Acceleration program | 3 months | grant up to 6k €
  • Integration project (optional) | up to 12 months | up to 40k €

Acceleration program

The program consists of a 12 intense weeks with a both in-person and virtual presence. 

You get weekly personalized coaching and a network of mentors that supports you on topics like IP, finance, fundraising, sales, marketing, IT, HR, etc. During this period you have full access to the office, access to our e-learning platform, and all events. This phase ends with a Demo Day.

Integration project

After that, you will have the possibility to get additional 9 months to further define, develop and pilot your product/technology in cooperation with our corporate partners. 

This project's length, terms, and conditions are strictly individual as all projects are different.

Pilot outcomes include:

  • product co-development
  • commercial partnership
  • licensing agreements
  • extension of customers base
  • additional investments


  • We take no equity and it is cost-free.
  • A grant up to € 6k supports participation to the acceleration phase and additional funds are assigned to startups for the project phase up to € 40k
  • Compulsory attendance to the activities of the acceleration program and all events (including Demo Day). 
  • The program is hybrid (3 out of 12 weeks are in presence in Hannover). 
  • The program is entirely in English.


We generally have 2 programs per year and every startup stays in RootCamp for a minimum of 3 months up to 1 year (including the pilot project). Please check the timeline below.


RootCamp Early-Stage program


  • Online application on the F6S platform: upload your pitch and fill in the form.

  • Deadline: 16.01.2023

  • RootCamp's team and selected partners choose the best startups joining the program.

  • Deadline: 20.03.2023

  • Bring your startup to the next level through workshops, coaching, and networking events

  • 12 intense weeks

  • Up to 6k euro/startup

  • Start: 24.04.2023

  • Pilot project with corporate partners

  • 3-12 months

  • Up to 40k euro/project

  • Individual start: from August 2023


Application period closed

Founder Testimonials

Geopard Agriculture
With RootCamp we have direct access to corporates that understand digital transformation importance for their business and the opportunity to run pilot projects with them.
Dmitry Demetiev - GeoPard Agriculture
We applied to RootCamp because it is one of the few accelerators with a sole focus on AgTech. It brings together startups from all across the world to sharpen their business and connect to important stakeholders within the agricultural supply chain.
Martha Wenzel - E-Terry
The RootCamp team gives us positive energy and welcomes every single question that we have. Its accelerator program is tailor-made and gives us the boost to overcome the challenges we face and the support we need to scale up.
Tolga Cirac - wiCOW


If you still have questions, send us an email.