XPLORE Venture Creator Batch #2/2024 Application for Future Entrepreneurs!

10 weeks, part-time, online, combined with interactive sessions

Key Program Facts

June 13, 2024, 12:00 pm - July 15, 2024, 12:00 pm

Application Period


Are you a talented individual with a background in tech or business, eager to dive into the entrepreneurial journey? Our Venture Creator Program offers a unique matchmaking opportunity designed just for you!

What We Offer:

  • Matchmaking Events: Connect with early-stage start-ups looking for passionate team members.
  • Hands-On Experience: Test the entrepreneurial waters and contribute to exciting projects.
  • Collaborative Growth: Help start-ups get their projects off the ground while gaining invaluable start-up experience.

Why Join?

  • Win-Win Opportunity: Start-ups benefit from your expertise, and you gain real-world start-up experience.
  • Expand Your Network: There are many ways: Meet like-minded innovators and potential future start-up founders, or find your ideal team match and become part of a start-up.
  • Boost Your Career: Enhance your skills and resume with hands-on start-up experience.
  • Be Part of the Entrepreneurship Ecosystem: Access Europe's largest innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem.

Who Should Apply?

  • Future Entrepreneurs: Aspiring tech or business professionals ready to join a start-up team.
  • Innovative Thinkers: Individuals with a knack for proactively problem-solving and a drive to make an impact.
  • Collaborative Spirits: Those who thrive in team settings and are excited about the start-up ecosystem.
  • Please note: This program is not suitable for Solopreneurs! If you're aiming to execute your own start-up and find co-founders it's not the right track for you.
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This Program is for You if You Are Like...


After 10 years in business and consulting, Thiago longed to be part of a founding team. With an engineering background, he sought a tech team to create something impactful in the finance market. 

He discovered Venture Creator which offered him access to various start-ups in the pre-seed stage and applied successfully as a Future Entrepreneur.

He connected with six start-ups through the program's matchmaking process and finally found his perfect match with Florian and Felix, sharing values, ambition, and a passion for aeronautics.

Now, as part of HyBird, Thiago leverages his business development expertise to help turn their idea into a thriving company. If you want to explore ideas in a technical environment like Thiago and find your fit in a start-up, this program is for you.

How does the journey look like once you've found a match?

Commitment and Schedule

The XPLORE Venture Creator Program is an intensive and rewarding experience, requiring a commitment of 15-20 hours per week. This includes:

  • 9 hours of live training sessions with top-tier experts and coaches.

  • 2-3 hours of preparatory work to ensure you're ready for each session.

  • 1:1 coaching and team follow-ups to provide personalized guidance.

Our well-structured schedule ensures that you can balance your participation with your studies, work, and personal life. Most sessions are held online in the late afternoon, making it convenient for you to attend.

Program Participation

  1. Pre-Bootcamp Phase: Team members can rotate attendance as needed, ensuring that all information is aligned and shared among the team.
  2. Bootcamp Phase: Full participation from all team members is required. This is the core phase where we delve deep into advancing your venture with the support of experts and coaches.
  3. Validation Phase: Continued team rotation is possible, maintaining team coherence.

This program is designed for dedicated and committed teams ready to embrace the exchange with experienced founders and experts. Please ensure you are prepared to meet the time commitment to gain the most from the program.

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Your application doesn't guarantee participation in the full program.

If there is no start-up to match, your venture creator journey ends for now, and you'll need to apply for another batch.

Application step by step

Our application process is designed to give you the best opportunity to match with a start-up. 

Use this as a chance to self-assess and establish a baseline of what value you can bring to a start-up.

What do we need?

1. Introductory Video

Sell yourself and tell us what added value you and your personality can bring to a start-up Team! We love to hear it!

2. The Application Form

Before starting your application, review the entire form. Gather all necessary information. Once you start the application there is no option to save your progress.

We recommend: Draft your responses to the open-text questions in a separate document. This allows you to iterate, refine, and ensure your answers are comprehensive. Once ready, you can easily copy and paste them into the application form.

  • No Save Progress: You cannot save your progress, so make sure to gather all necessary information before starting the form.

  • Submission: Ensure your application is complete and submitted before the deadline.

  • Deadline: July 15, 2024 (12:00 pm).

1. Introductory Video

Your video should be concise yet comprehensive, ideally lasting 60 seconds. Ensure that it includes the following elements from our video checklist.

Download Video Checklist

2. Fill in the form!

Start with your application

Have Questions?

Our team is here to help! If you need assistance during the application process, contact us at xplore.venturecreator@unternehmertum.de.

Personalized Guidance

Do you have specific questions about the XPLORE Venture Creator Program? Schedule a 20-minute one-on-one Q&A session with our Program Lead, Lisa Schebitz, to get tailored advice and ensure your application is primed for success.

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