HTGF Academy

The knowledge platform for the entire start-up ecosystem

Benefit from High-Tech Gründerfonds’ many years of experience: In seminars and training sessions, the HTGF Academy teaches you everything you need to know about founding companies, venture capital and innovation.

How do I achieve product-market fit? What do I need to pay attention to when growing my business? How do I organize remote work and team structure? What legal aspects do I have to consider when it comes to exits or data protection? How do I work together with start-ups as a corporate? For more than 16 years, we have been dealing with these and many other questions at HTGF, advising start-ups and building bridges between start-ups, SMEs and corporations. Now, we are sharing this knowledge through our HTGF Academy.

HTGF Academy

The HTGF Academy addresses the following target groups, offering exclusive access to relevant workshops and online sessions:

  • HTGF portfolio companies
  • HTGF fund investors

In addition, the HTGF Academy offers many open formats to all interested parties from the start-up and venture capital ecosystem:

  • Start-ups and those interested in setting up their own business
  • Corporations and medium-sized businesses
  • Network partners

Our goal is to promote the exchange of experiences between start-ups in different phases, investors and established companies on an equal footing to ensure both the transfer of knowledge and further cooperation opportunities.

Many years of experience and a broad network of experts

HTGF’s vast network of experts – including many coaches, trainers, consultants and entrepreneurs – offers participants a diverse range of valuable learning content. Leadership, diversity, human resources, sales, marketing, business development, finance and law are just some of the topics on the agenda. Our investment managers share their vast knowledge and wealth of experience on the most important start-up issues. We’re also really pleased that successful founders from our portfolio are able to pass on their knowledge to other start-ups and reveal how they successfully overcame their challenges.

Dr. Andreas Sedlmeyer CEO and Founder instagrid GmbH
Coming from a large corporation, I strongly value continuous development processes. The HTGF Academy implements this in high quality and focuses on the topics of young companies in an ideal way.
Dipl. Achim Schneider Managing Director R3DT GmbH
Two years after the market launch, the ‘Pricing Excellence’ workshop came at the right time for us to review our pricing model and take the next steps based on profound information.

Diverse formats for knowledge transfer and sharing experiences

We offer practical, first-hand experience: You will be able to gain insights into all relevant topics and developments from the VC and start-up scene – with high-quality input from external experts as well as from the HTGF team.

We also offer interactive workshops and webinars in addition to further formats and content in our podcasts, newsletters and blog.



Für Gründer:innen und Start-Ups FoundersClasses Mit unseren FoundersClasses Online-Seminaren beantworten wir Fragen rund ums Gründen und steigen tief ein in alle Facetten der Startup-Journeys. Egal ob du bereits einen konkreten Businessplan hast, die erste Finanzierungsrunde hinter dir oder aber erst mit dem Gedanken spielst, einmal selbst zu gründen: FoundersClasses ist das richtige Format für dich. In intensiven Sessions teilen wir unser Wissen und unsere Erfahrung aus 67


Der HTGF investiert in Startups aus dem Digital Business, in Life-Science-Gründungen und Industrial-Tech-Unternehmen. Das gibt uns die einzigartige Möglichkeit, einen Überblick über Entwicklungen aus den unterschiedlichsten Branchen mit Euch zu teilen: Gemeinsam mit Expertinnen und Experten, Portfolio-Unternehmen und Industriepartnern wollen wir Erfahrungen teilen, Knowhow vermitteln und vor allem Diskussionen führen– offen, ehrlich und manchmal auch kontrovers.


Get inspired We think nothing is more exciting than the start-up and venture capital scene. Experts share their knowledge with you and start-ups reveal how they have successfully overcome challenges. Here you will find valuable input for your work and will find illuminating insights into our portfolio companies. There also will be plenty of fun and entertainment along the way! As we said, nothing is more exciting than start-ups.


Our team would be delighted to hear from you if you have any questions or suggestions.

Julia Saile – Relationship Manager / HR Consultant

Workshops have already been held on the following topics:

Marketing & Sales
  • Scale-up masterclass
  • Pricing excellence
  • Product vision
  • Content marketing
  • Public relations
HR & Leadership
  • Remote work
  • Self-organization
  • Leadership and team composition
Finance & Controlling
  • Cash management & liquidity planning
  • HTGF reporting & KPIs
  • Funding guidance
Legal & Data Protection
  • Exit from the perspective of a company founder
  • GDPR
  • ESOP
  • IP strategy