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Accelerating

Smart City

Startups in Berlin

Pre-seed, equity free, startup incubator to support visionary entrepreneurs building the urban future.

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By catalyzing urban innovation and smart cities, we aim to create meaningful  impact especially through data-driven business models in the areas of infrastructure, green tech, energy, retail, and urban life. The BIA Smart City Hub facilitates Smart City innovation challenges and ideation between startups, corporates, and city stakeholders, thus offering an extra leveraging opportunity for our incubated startups.

We invite ambitious entrepreneurs to apply to our pre-seed startup program, supported by the Berliner Startup Stipendium. Successful applicants will receive our full program resources and support to accelerate their ideas and shape the future of cities, starting with our beloved Berlin.

07.11.2021
Application deadline

8

months program

2-3

founders

per team

6-8

teams

per batch

2K

monthly grant p/p

 

FOCUS AREAS

Green Tech & Energy
Buildings & Prop-Tech
Urban Life
Smart Mobility
Future of Retail
Sustainability

 

INCUBATION PILLARS

STARTUP INCUBATION PROGRAM

You get a program on agility methods, innovation, and strategy specially designed by BIA.

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We offer business guidance from high-level industry experts and experienced entrepreneurs.

FUNDING

AND

OFFICE

You obtain an equity-free scholarship to cover your basic living costs. Up to  48.000€ per team available.

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We provide a dedicated workspace at St. Oberholz and access to an exclusive community.

SMART

CITY

INTEGRATION

You get access to our extensive BIA Innovation Hub with corporates, investors, city stakeholders, and alumni.

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We involve you in programs and events for cross-sector collaboration together within our BIA Innovation Hub.

WHAT ARE WE

LOOKING FOR

We are looking for founders with an initial business concept or idea to boost their venture and support in the first company stage.

Pre-seed*
Tech-oriented
2-3 Founders
Berlin-based &

full-time

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*Pre-seed: Not yet founded or business registration not older than three months & companies must not have received investments or grants so far - This is a requirement of the BSS scholarship.

PARTNERSHIPS

Community & Location Partner

SANKT OBERHOLZ

The strong and dynamic entrepreneurial community within St. Oberholz is far more than a place to work. Through their platform, community spaces, cafés, and events, St. Oberholz connects and empowers those who dare to think and create the unimagined.

Infrastructure Partner

BERLIN PARTNER

Berlin Partner Smart City actively shapes the transformation process and the framework conditions to build the city of tomorrow. The strong collaboration with major institutions in “Smart City Berlin” continuously open doors in the city ecosystem for urban innovations.

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SMART CITY HUB

Network Partner

SMART CITY HUB

The BIA Smart City Hub brings together corporates, startups, city officials, and citizens reflecting a 360-degree view of the smart city innovation ecosystem. Therefore our partnerships with smart city companies like Fujitsu, Alba, Mercedes Benz, Here, Viessmann, and many startup partners are a perfect inspiration for ideation, know-how sharing, and innovation challenges.

OUR TEAMS

Digital Rheuma Lab
ECOPALS
Reflecta
KEEP Systems
morpheus
FoodHi
Spoke
Waste Reduction
GreenerEU
renet
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WHO WE ARE

We are BIA. An independent agency and academy developing entrepreneurial programs for corporates and startups.

 

From incubation to acceleration programs, we have worked with more than 250 startup companies with the mission to create better organisations.

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We are backed by the European Social Fund (ESF) and the State of Berlin.