Pre-seed, equity free, startup incubator to support entrepreneurs challenging the status quo of urban life, logistics, economy, and government

Accelerating

Smart City

Startups in Berlin

 

 

 

 

We strongly believe that promoting urban innovation and creating smarter cities will have a great impact on the environment, citizen quality of life, and government efficiency. With our BIA Smart City Hub program we’ve been facilitating Smart City innovation challenges and ideation between startups, corporates, and city stakeholders.

Now we are launching our pre-seed startup program, based on the Berliner Startup Stipendium, to accelerate ideas with a potential positive impact on cities, starting with our beloved Berlin.

 

OUR 

MAIN PILLARS

8

months program

1-3

founders

per team

6-8

teams

per batch

1.5K

monthly grant p/p

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. Per team are up to 36.000€ possible.

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We provide a dedicated workspace at the Factory Berlin and access to an exclusive community.

SMART

CITY

INTEGRATION

You will be linked to corporate partners, potential investors, and relevant city stakeholders.

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We deliver programs and events for cross-sector collaboration together with our Smart City 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.

Type of startup we are looking for:

Pre-seed*
Tech-oriented
1-3 Founders
Berlin-based and full-time

Technical & industry scope:

Smart City
Urban Mobility
Sustainability
GovTech

PropTech

*Pre-seed companies:  

The business registration must not be older than three months & companies must not have received investments or grants so far - This is a requirement of the BSS scholarship. In addition the startup commits to stay in the city of Berlin for the next 3 years.

PARTNERSHIPS

Community & Location Partner

FACTORY BERLIN

The strong and dynamic entrepreneurial community within the Factory is far more than a place to work. Through their platform, community spaces, startup labs, programs, and events, Factory connect and empower those who dare to think and create the unimagined.

Network Partner

SMART CITY HUB

The 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 startups partner are a perfect inspiration for ideation, know-how sharing, and innovation challenges.

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.

OUR TEAMS

OF THE FIRST BATCH

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JOIN US

The application process for the second batch starts in October 2020!

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 100 startup companies with the mission to create better organisations.

 

CONTACT

US

For questions feel free to contact us at: hello@futurecity.team

JOIN

US

MEET

US

Berlin Innovation Agency (berlinplusone GmbH)

Factory Berlin Mitte
Rheinsberger Str. 76/77
10115 Berlin, Germany

 

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

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