Acceleration / Co-Innovation / Co-Investment

acccoi partners are passionate to accelerate business outcome and grow company value in the areas of B2B & technology.

acccoi partners support clients and companies in business acceleration, co-innovation, as well as in co-investment.

acccoi partners provide the entrepreneurial know-how and operational experience from European and US perspectives to help grow successful companies.

acccoi partners have
started more than 10 companies in B2B/IT/technology
founded and sold Vienna-based SolveDirect Service Management to Cisco Systems Inc. (San Jose, CA)
managed professional and Business Angel investments
built and managed Startup accelerator and Co-Innovation programs with leading corporations and their industry partners in EMEAR – and accelerated 22 Startups in 24 months
always worked with a holistic, 'hands-on' management approach

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100 years business
25 years in leading
50 enthusiastic


acccoi supports early stage companies and corporations with business acceleration, co-innovation and co-investment in B2B and technology areas to grow their business and valuation.

Touch your business future – with your ecosystem:
Corporations and governmental organizations are starting to embrace open innovation: Co-innovation – the way to leverage your ecosystem for innovation – is becoming an additional element in their innovation strategy.

We offer:
acccoi partners design and execute 'Corporate Accelerators' and 'Co-Innovation' programs along the 'industry value chain' in ecosystems. The main target is to build innovative new business for all participants by developing 'joint use cases' with new technology in a short- and mid-term time frame. Subsequently, acccoi partners support the creation of joint ventures; proof of concepts for new technologies; license agreements; and – in some cases – investments and acquisitions.

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acccoi's Co-Innovation programs

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Our current programs

Individual Acceleration for business growth

Business acceleration is the process of support for early-stage companies to achieve rapid business growth.

acccoi partners offer holistic assessment and hands-on (interim) management to support A-round companies in:
Strategy, Business Development, GTM, Sales,
Marketing, Partners/Channels, Roll Out, Product and Pricing,
SW Architecture, Roadmap, Operations & Integration,
Business Model, Funding/Investment, General Management.

acccoi partners provide the entrepreneurial international know-how and operational experience combined with interim management from European and US perspectives to help passionate founders and their teams to grow successful companies.

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acccoi's Acceleration Radar

Our current project

Scaleway Accelerator

Struggling to achieve relevant market traction is the number one reason why Startups fail. As a solution, we developed the SCALEWAY Accelerator – a sales-focused accelerator that helps later-stage Startups in the B2B Technology sector to:
reduce their Go-to-Market time
acquire new paying customers
enable an international Roll-Out

The 22-week-long program consists of 3 Phases:
Preparation Phase to evaluate and establish mature sales capabilities
Acceleration Phase to execute sales activities and rapidly grow the customer base
Post-Acceleration Phase to sustainably integrate the proven sales engine

acccoi partners provide over 60 years combined B2B Sales and marketing know-how, gained within corporate environments, as well as during their time as entrepreneurs with two successful exits.

Click and read more about acccoi's SCALEWAY Accelerator:

acccoi's SCALEWAY Accelerator


Money matters ...
Financial sourcing and appropriate growth focused management mix well in acccoi's acceleration activities. Accordingly, acccoi partners prepare and manage strategic financial company investments together with VCs and funds as needed to source expansion and growth. Moreover, acccoi partners may get involved as active board members.

Trotz meiner jahrelangen Erfahrung ist es essentiell für das Agro Innovation Lab, die Experten von acccoi partners an unserer Seite zu haben. Mit ihrer langjährigen Erfahrung mit dem Bauen von Corporate Accelerators und als Entrepreneurs bringen sie die perfekte Mischung zwischen Corporate und Startup.
Martin and Thomas are all about "creativity & hustle" two vital ingredients to get to market. Our deep thanks to both for the live Cisco EIR master classes in how to elevate our game and make customers love what we do.
Martin Bittner hat als Mentor für das Global Incubator Network das erste Startup erfolgreich nach Österreich gebracht. Ohne seine profunde Expertise, seine jahrelange Erfahrung und seinen Einsatz wäre dies nicht gelungen.
In addition to their high professional level, we were really impressed by the personal care and motivation of the acccoi team. They put a piece of their "heart" in our project, considering it like QualityLine was their own. The investment and time are more than worth it and I would recommend the acccoi later-stage acceleration program to every Startup!
Martin and Thomas have been one of the main drivers of Taggalo's success through the ChallengeUp! program and a continuous source of inspiration related to the way growth of B2B businesses shall be executed.
The experience that Martin, Thomas, and their colleagues created for us is one I'd recommend to all entrepreneurs. Their level of engagement was as strong as I've ever seen in such a program — both valuable and enjoyable.

Our programs

acccoi partners are currently supporting major companies in their respective acceleration programs:

The Agro Innovation Lab (AIL) is the joint Corporate Accelerator of Raiffeisen Ware Austria together with the Bayerische Ware BayWa with the goal of being the partner of choice for agricultural innovators in Europe.


Factory1 is the corporate acceleration program for Startups which are building ground-breaking technologies in Kapsch TrafficCom's industry and strategic areas such as Connected & Autonomous Driving, Data Analytics & Deep Learning, Smart Mobility, Security & Privacy, Infrastructure, and Payment & Transaction Processes.


Through the 'Elevator Lab' accelerator program, Raiffeisen Bank International (RBI) is looking for international fintech Startups, especially from Central and Eastern Europe, with the goal of developing long-term cooperations in order to extend their own product and services portfolio.


Cisco Entrepreneurs in Residence (Cisco EIR) is a 6-month Startup-incubation program that supports early-stage, product-focused entrepreneurs working on the next big ideas in the Internet of Everything/Things (IoE/IoT), Smart Cities, Big Data/analytics, enterprise mobility and security. We are headquartered in Silicon Valley – with satellite programs in San Diego, Chicago, Boston and Vienna (Austria).


Three global tech players – Intel, Cisco and Deutsche Telekom – are teaming up to address the challenges of IoT and being a true pioneer of Open Innovation 2.0 and connecting innovation. ChallengeUp! aims at helping innovative IoT Startups go-to-market faster through joint projects, mentoring, high-value networking and corporate assets.



acccoi partners are also mentoring incubator programs such as:

The Global Incubator Network (GIN), a flagship program initiated by the Austrian government, is the single point of contact in Austria for Startups, investors, and incubators and connects the Austrian Startup ecosystem with hotspots in Asia (Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Singapore, and South Korea).



acccoi partners also co-invest in, and coach, a Montenegrin Startup:

BeeAnd.me aims to help beekeepers overcome the traditional challenges of beekeeping, with a smart monitoring system for beehives, that measures significant parameters and provides the beekeepers with valuable, real-time updates. Through datamining, the collected information can later be processed to develop predictive analyses tools for precision beekeeping.


Our team

Let's grow your business together! acccoi partners is powered by people, who bring more than 20 years experience in acceleration of Startups and leading in management.
acccoi partners GmbH Portraitbild Thomas R. Werner
Thomas Werner
Managing Partner
Marketing/GTM/Products, Partnerships, Roll-Out


acccoi partners GmbH Portraitbild Martin Bittner
Martin Bittner
Strategy, Business Development, GTM/Sales


acccoi partners GmbH Portraitbild Marcus Oppitz
Marcus Oppitz
SW Architecture, Roadmap, Operations & Integration


acccoi partners GmbH Portraitbild Leo Gruber
Leo Gruber
Associate Partner
Business Model, Funding/Investment, General Management


acccoi partners GmbH Portraitbild Theresa Stadler
Theresa Stadler
Program Manager


acccoi partners GmbH Portraitbild Sandra Imre
Sandra Imre
Program Manager


acccoi partners GmbH Portraitbild Camilla Reinhardt
Camilla Reinhardt
Program Manager


acccoi partners GmbH Portraitbild Philipp Enzinger
Philipp Enzinger
Program Manager


acccoi partners GmbH Portraitbild Sophie Bittner
If you are interested in joining our dynamic and passionate Team, please send us your CV at


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