Berlin/Sankt Augustin. 13 startups from the European tech hubs in Berlin, Barcelona, London, Copenhagen and Tel Aviv just started the second round of the EU-accelerator programme EuropeanPioneers. All teams arrived in Berlin for the 3 day “welcome days” (11-13 of August 2015) where the startups were introduced to lean startup and design thinking methodologies. Throughout, the startups also met their coaches and mentors, representatives from the largest German venture capitalists, such as High-Tech Gründerfonds, hub:raum, Techstars METRO Group and many other key players in the start-up scene. The mentioned introductions will help the teams in the coming 8 months with concept and business model development, milestone planning, user testing, team building, marketing and financial support.