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We're thrilled about numerous partners who support us in the implementation of Startupnight.
You want to become a partner? Then please contact us:

Our partners

Avnet Silica

Bring your data into the cloud!

Avnet Silica has the perfect supplier offering to enable you to integrate your product development into the cloud. Equipping objects with sensors, MCUs and communication modules and connecting them over the internet creates endless possibilities for a smarter future.

Critical semiconductor capabilities in IoT includes sensors, wireless/wired connectivity, analog, power management and ultra-low power MCU. Avnet Silica offers multiple solutions, including provider management and Simcard support, covering all of these capabilities. Our technical experts are on hand to offer support and guidance to help you build competitive products that address the high growth market.

With our cloud offering by Microsoft Azure and Amazon AWS we can advance your solutions to market faster and smarter!

Berlin Partner for Business and Technology

Berlin Partner for Business and Technology offers business and technology promotion for companies, investors and science institutes in Berlin. With carefully tailored services and excellent links to research, our experts provide an outstanding range of offerings to help companies launch, innovate, expand and secure their economic future in Berlin.
As a unique Public Private Partnership, Berlin Partner for Business and Technology is a cooperation between the Berlin State Senate and over 230 companies dedicated to promoting their city. Berlin Partner is also responsible for the German capital’s global marketing.


crowdfoods is the 1st cross-border Food Entrepreneur & Startup Association in Germany, Austria, Switzerland & Liechtenstein (DACHLI) – building an international vertical network & platform to connect the whole food, agro & food/agrotech startup scene with the established food industry and their service providers, retailers, the science and investors.

The association connects all local food, agriculture, gastronomy and startup initiatives into one overall and cross-border network as a central vertical for food, gastro and agri / tech for the success of all stake holders.

crowdfoods was founded as a private initiative in 2017 and was converted into an international association by swiss law in 2018. Based in Kreuzlingen (TG/CH) crowdfoods has already build up a network of local ambassadors –e.g. in Berlin, Vienna, Salzburg and Zurich - and plans to found national associations in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. More information about crowdfoods are available under:

Deutsche Telekom

Deutsche Telekom is increasingly banking on new, creative ideas from startups and partners. In the midterm, Deutsche Telekom will have a much bigger portfolio of startups, joint ventures, holdings and partnerships with innovative enterprises along the innnovation’s value chain. To support young enterprises during their early stages in particular, hub:raum offers support in four areas: Seed financing, experts’ know how, access to Telekom and office space. The partnership area focusses on globally positioned enterprises as well as smaller startups. DTCP is an investment management group with c. $1.6 billion assets under management and advisory from Deutsche Telekom and other institutional investors, and a portfolio of over 60 companies. The group is dedicated to providing venture and growth capital, and advisory services to the technology, media and telecommunication (TMT) sectors.

Die Techniker

Die Techniker - your innovative and digital healthcare partner!

Die Techniker ist the largest public health insurance with more than 11 million insurees in Germany and was awarded the best German health insurance (FOCUS-MONEY 7/2023) – 17 times in a row. As an innovative healthcare partner, Die Techniker is driving digital progress in the healthcare sector. Among other things, with pioneering services for founders and startups.

Our English speaking SocialPizza-team is there for you, with helpful information on the different phases of the startup process. Simply make an appointment:

Exist - Setting Up Business From Science

EXIST aims, as a development programme of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK), at improving the entrepreneurial environment at universities and research institutes in Germany. It also aims at increasing the number and success of technology and knowledge based business startups by supporting university graduates, scientists as well as students. From 2007 until 2021 EXIST developed more than 3.000 startups with EXIST-Founder Scholarships or EXIST-Research Transfers. The programme is co-financed by the European Social Fund (ESF).

Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

Within the federal government, the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) is responsible for Germany’s development policy. We focus on our commitment to reduce poverty and hunger and to healthy people in a healthy environment. The BMZ sees itself as a ‘transformation ministry’ that promotes the global transformation towards a sustainable, climate- and nature-friendly economy, while strengthening peace, freedom and human rights.

In doing so, the BMZ is increasingly using digital technologies - from health chatbots in Rwanda to e-government apps in Egypt. We also want people from developing countries to be able to play an even greater role in shaping the digital transformation worldwide. To this end, we have launched the [] network, which brings together representatives of business, civil society and politics.

The BMZ employs around 1,230 people at its two headquarters in Bonn and Berlin. Some of the BMZ staff also work for German development policy worldwide, at German missions abroad or at international organisations.

GP Bullhound

GP Bullhound, an international technology investment banking group with offices in London, San Francisco, Stockholm, Berlin, Manchester and Paris, has served companies and their founders and investors since 1999. We provide advice on mergers & acquisitions and private/public placement as well as research and asset management to a diverse range of corporate clients, institutional investors and high net worth individuals.  We specialise in digital content, eCommerce, software and hardware. With a true love for entrepreneurship and innovation coupled with deep global buyer relations, we have completed transactions for many category leaders such as Leo Vegas, Signavio, Essence, Designit, Believe Digital, Glispa, Pozitron, Delivery Hero and Fjord. We have an international team of 40 experienced corporate financiers focused on the technology sector, and as a firm we have closed over 200 successful transactions since 1999.

Gründungswettbewerb - Digitale Innovationen

Der „Gründungswettbewerb – Digitale Innovationen" vom Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Klimaschutz (BMWK) ist ein bundesweiter Ideenwettbewerb und richtet sich an Gründungsinteressierte und junge Start-ups mit innovativen, auf digitalen Technologien basierten Geschäftsideen.

IFA Next

IFA Next is the global platform for disruptive startups at the forefront of tech. Attendees from over 130 countries gather to see the latest innovations which are the heartbeat of the industry. You can expect an expertly crafted programme featuring the hottest startups in Europe, a selection of demo days, pitching competitions, investor panels, and more. With over 500 startups joining in 2023, make sure you don’t miss out on IFA media partnership.

Investitionsbank Berlin (IBB)

Investitionsbank Berlin (IBB) is the state of Berlin´s business development and promotional bank. With a wide product spectrum it is active in the areas of business and property promotion. IBB supports small and medium-sized enterprises in Berlin with subsidies, loan products and equity stakes developing targeted solutions for its clients.

On the Rock

ON THE ROCK makes it easy - In Germany and the world, for companies, brands and people. We create memorable experiences. We often combine future gadgets with classic live communication in events. We are convinced that the future of successful brand communication depends on a personal brand experience. Congresses, trade fairs, public events, festivals, incentives, team building, hygiene concepts or brand activations and promotions. We are happy to be asked to do this, but even if complex project management variants and "top executive projects" are in demand, gladly interdisciplinary - international anyway and of course completely digital, virtual or hybrid, if required.

Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises

Startupnight – Digital Week are being supported by the Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises of the state of Berlin.


WLOUNGE is a connector, change-maker, door opener, inspiration, access, enabler and empowerment, headquartered in Berlin. A ket player in the German Tech ecosystem. We are global, founded to support women and diversity in business and technology. We believe that only in supporting diversity and inclusion in all stages of the business process can we start to see real changes and innovation that represent all people.
Through our lots of activities, we bring professionals from corporate executives to rising entrepreneurs together to collaborate and tackle the business world’s greatest challenges - funding. innovating and access.
Our collaborations are across the world, including Germany, Europe, Israel, the U.S, China and Asia.
WLOUNGE was established to give back. To uplift the tech ecosystem and the women within it!