Startups in Berlin
Pre-seed, equity free, startup incubator to support visionary entrepreneurs building the urban future.
By catalyzing urban innovation and smart cities, we aim to create meaningful impact especially through data-driven business models in the areas of health, infrastructure, green tech, energy, and retail. 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.
We received 130+ applications!
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STARTUP INCUBATION PROGRAM
You get a program on agility methods, innovation, and strategy specially designed by BIA.
We offer business guidance from high-level industry experts and experienced entrepreneurs.
You obtain an equity-free scholarship to cover your basic living costs. Per team are up to 36.000€ possible.
We provide a dedicated workspace at St. Oberholz and access to an exclusive community.
You get access to our extensive BIA Smart City Hub with corporates, investors, and city stakeholders.
We involve you in programs and events for cross-sector collaboration together with our BIA Smart City Hub.
WHAT ARE WE
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: 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.
Community & Location Partner
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.
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.
SMART CITY HUB
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.
OF THE FIRST BATCH
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.
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