I do not have a business idea yet. Can I still apply?
Yes! We are not looking for the best business ideas but for people with entrepreneurial spirit. This means we will support you in business idea creation and we will match you with potential co-founders (with or without initial business ideas).

I already have a business idea. Can I still apply?
Yes! We will bring together people having an initial business ideas with prospective founders that have entrepreneurial spirit but not yet a business idea.

I already have a prototype. Can I still apply?
Our business creation programme targets the early innovation phases. This means that the focus is on idea creation, team building, implementing a first prototype. Thus, if you are already in the prototyping stage, your business is too advanced for participating in Arena42.

Does participation in the bootcamp imply any costs?
No, the only cost for you will be your accommodation in Stuttgart. But you can cover these via the 2k provided in the first selection round.

How is industry involved in the acceleration programme?
Key industry players are partners of the programme. They will be invited to dedicated Arena42 events where you have extensive time for networking with them.