Incubators & Accelerators
BERLIN STARTUP SCHOOL
We offer startup programs, coaching and consultancy for different target groups from idea to founding a company, investor readiness and beyond.
Whether you are a student, aspiring entrepreneur, full-time founder or unemployed: You can develop your idea, build a prototype or find an investor with us.
In addition to that, we provide workshops in innovation, digitalization and entrepreneurship education for companies as well as workshops for startups from other countries who would like to expand to Berlin/Germany.
With the help of 100+ Mentors, Coaches and Entrepreneurs and their vast experience we cover all startup relevant topics.
Join us in our Co-Working Space in the heart of Berlin or enjoy our remote/hybrid formats – for entrepreneurs from all over the world.
BHT Startup Hub
Das BHT Startup Hub ist die Anlaufstelle für Gründungsinteressierte, Gründer und Gründerinnen. Wir begleiten Dich bei der Unternehmensgründung - von der ersten Idee bis zum Verfassen des Businessplans.
The BHT Startup Hub is the place to go for people interested in starting a business. We accompany you during the startup process - from the first idea to the writing of the business plan.
BIA Berlin Innovation Agency - Accelerator Programs
We work with companies of all sizes to produce powerful journeys that accelerate their transformation. We offer modular leadership training for HR, L&D, and transformation teams and work with in-house innovation hubs on their intrapreneurship and startup partnering programs.
- You’re a business leader and want to increase team productivity? Sign up for our masterclasses
- You’re a corporate innovator and want to join a powerful urban innovation network? Discover BIA’s Smart City Hub
- You’re in health care and want to create innovative products in the healthcare sector with impact? Discover BIA’s Future Health Accelerator
ESCP Blue Factory
Blue Factory is the ESCP Business School incubator with a physical presence in Berlin and Paris. Its mission is to support students, alumni and
entrepreneurs in their journey from ideation, to prototyping, launch and growth. It provides support to entrepreneurs in adequation with their
needs: incubation programs, workshops, events, training, support to get funds etc. It relies on its alumni and mentors network to help entrepreneurs, especially with internationalization and venture scaling by leveraging its cross-European logic with its campuses in Berlin, London, Madrid, Paris, Turin and Warsaw.
HTW Startup is the think tank and start-up area for growth-oriented start-ups with a tech connection, design-savvy spin-offs and ideation workshops for students at HTW Berlin. Our various teams support founders and innovators throughout the entire process of ideation, prototyping and implementing scalable start-up projects and has developed customised programmes for individual start-up projects.
hubraum is the tech incubator of Deutsche Telekom. By bringing early-stage startups and the leading European telco together, hubraum strives to ignite innovation transfer to create new business opportunities for both sides: startups benefit from co-innovation programs, seed-investments and the shortcut to tech assets, customers and knowledge of Deutsche Telekom. In return Deutsche Telekom benefits from business opportunities between startups and its business units. Since 2012 hubraum connects with its digital ecosystem and has worked together with several hundred startups out of Berlin, Krakow and Tel-Aviv. More information at www.hubraum.com
Impact Hub Berlin - Circular Together Incubator
Purpose-driven founders need strong partnerships in order to solve the greatest challenges of our time. Circular Together is where they unlock their full potential. In our 6 months incubator we support early-stage Impact Entrepreneurs with stipends and tailored business coaching, giving them the space, tools and network needed to leverage their impact.
INAM is a Berlin-based, globally active organisation, founded by industry leaders, research institutes, investors and public offices to accelerate deep tech startups and help complex innovations reach their target audience.
INAM aims to create an inspiring ecosystem for high-tech businesses where industry leaders and investors meet entrepreneurs working on innovations and together benefit from each other's skill-set.
INAM regularly organizes events for partners of the growing ecosystem to inspire, learn and work together in order to foster innovation. This includes the 2-week acceleration programme ADMACOM for seed stage deep tech startups.
MotionLab ML GmbH
MotionLab.Berlin is a hardtech innovation hub & maker space, which offers exclusive access to high-end machinery and prototyping in combination with office space, coworking, knowledge and community. Additionally, our MakeUp startup programs provide the ultimate platform for hardtech pioneers to develop high fidelity prototypes, successful manufacturing processes as well as financially attractive business models - this is the place where innovations happen.
We’ll supercharge your know-how and support you in taking the next step. Our mission is to make you market and investor ready. Founders will benefit from a financial support of up to 12.000 € and receive support from an ecosystem of renowned entrepreneurs, Business Angels, VCs and industry experts. You´ll join our very own coworking and event space in the heart of Berlin for six-month. Expect a tailor-made training program with bootcamps, peer-to-peer learning sessions and ongoing support by the REAKTOR.BERLIN team and top mentors.
Science & Startups
Science & Startups is the association of the startup services of Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin and Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin.
We support science-based startups on the road to success with:
- Founder grants
- Co-founder and talent matching
- Qualification in business management
- Scientific mentoring
- Networking with investors and established companies
- Access to infrastructure such as labs and prototyping workshops
- Deep-dive accelerators (currently: Sustainable City, Health, AI)
Embedded in the ecosystem of Berlin’s universities, the startups can access offers from the three universities, the Charité and its partners.
Our AI initiative K.I.E.Z. by Science & Startups specifically support AI-based startups on their next step to success after market entry. We offer a customized support including growth hacks, extensive partner network in the world of AI, office space at AI Campus Berlin, events and workshops.
Mentoring - Coaching - Workshops - Marketing - Networking - Funding - with the SIBB Deep Tech Accelerator, our startup teams get 8-month full-time support to prepare them in the best possible way for market entry. The particular strength of the SIBB Accelerator is the close connection to tech companies that provide mentors, workspace, and other support to the project teams, as well as the chance for teams to pitch their projects, live to potential customers or investors at SIBB events. The emphasis of the program is on "sustainability" as well as "living & working well in the city of the future".
Silicon Allee is working on making Berlin one of the most competitive innovation ecosystems on the planet by celebrating and pushing for more diversity, inclusiveness, sustainability and moonshot ideas. We support Berlin-based startups, founders and entrepreneurs through various activities with two of the main ones being the Berlin Founders Fund, and Silicon Allee Haus.
Berlin Founders Fund is a unique health tech-focused pre-seed micro fund providing equity-free investments and a network of experts for invaluable advice to new founders.
Silicon Allee Haus is a yet-to-be-launched entrepreneurial community and learning platform bringing together founders, investors, and experts to connect, share, and build impactful businesses.
Smart City Event Incubator
Offering the Berlin Startup Stipendium to startups and founders with early stage business ideas related to the events industry. This includes a financial stipendium and 6 months program, including a dedicated coworking space at the University campus at Potsdamer Platz, training on founding related themes, coaching/mentoring and connection to event industry related networks and investors.
soulincubator is an accelerator program for early-stage projects that contribute to the creation of material cycles, recycling infrastructures and plastic recycling concepts; avoiding and reducing waste production and pollution; introduction of novel materials made from renewable raw materials or biodegradable; Economic, political and social transformation: sensitization, knowledge transfer, participation, advice, coaching and change management. Apart from helping the project teams develop their necessary business foundations while harnessing the social and environmental impact, the soulincubator program focuses on sustainable personal development, new work, and community building. Teams get a publicly funded and carefully curated package that even includes a daily lunch at the coworking space, so they can concentrate on their project. Funded by Europea Social Funds and Berlin.
Startup Incubator Berlin - HWR
In the Startup Incubator of the HWR Berlin, startup ideas are developed into market-ready products with the lean startup method. We support startup teams with know-how, infrastructure with a co-working space and labs for hardware teams at Siemensstadt Square, scholarships and a great network of experts, pilot clients, investors and more. As a lean incubator, we focus on closely examining the business model with the customer and developing the product or business quickly by UX testing activities frequently. We provide a lead coach and a professor of our Business School of Economics and Law as a mentor to support your success. You can get up to 2000 €/month and teammenber within the scholarship programm. Get in touch!
Vision Health Pioneers Incubator
We support tech entrepreneurs with workshops, access to technology and business opportunities. In our 10-month program, we provide training, free coworking space, business opportunities and equity-free scholarship funding of up to 80,000 Euro per team. Vision Health Pioneers Incubator is funded by the European Social Fund and the State of Berlin. The 2022-2023 program is funded by the European Union as part of the response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
WISTA Management GmbH (Gründungswerkstatt Adlershof)
WISTA offers initial assistance to young companies, helping them realise their business ideas across several innovation-promoting locations in Berlin. In addition to providing them with space for growth at innovation and start-up centres and tailored service offerings like the Adlershof Founder’s Lab, accelerator programmes, and a co-working space, one of the most important advantages of Adlershof’s Technology Park is access to a unique network of renowned scientific institutes and companies. Adlershof Founder’s Lab helps its teams to develop their ideas and take them to the next level. Its focus is on innovative start-up projects based on knowledge, technology, and sustainability. The founding teams receive financial support for one year as well as workshops and coaching on topics relevant to founding a company. Adlershof Founder’s Lab receives funding from the European Union (European Social Fund) and the State of Berlin.
Visit the Adlershof Founder’s Lab website
Visit the A² Accelerator website