When is the application deadline for the next batch?
The application process opens December 2020. Applications for the second batch must be submitted by January 10, 2021.
How long does a batch last?
Our startup program is a 8-month incubation program starting the second batch in March 2021.
What does equity-free investment mean?
It means we provide funding but do not take any equity in exchange.
How do I apply to the program?
Project proposals can be submitted via the F6S platform. Apply here.
Can I apply without a concrete idea?
Can I apply if I do not have a Co-Founder?
Yes. Teams have to be from 1-3 founders. However if you don’t have a founding team and would like to get to know possible co-founders, you can join our Founder Matching Day in October 2020 and find like-minded people. Contact us to be part of it. If you missed this opportunity, reach out to us anyway and we try to match you with other up and rising startup founders.
Who is behind the incubator program?
Can I apply if I have already received an investment or scholarship?
Can I apply if I have already founded the company?
Do I need to stay in Berlin and work on this full-time?
Can I apply if I am not German?
Yes, the program is open to all nationalities. For the beginning of the program you have to be registered in Berlin, Germany. Non-EU Citizens must hold a visa that explicitly allows you to start a company in Germany. This proof has be provided before the start of the program.
Can I work for a second project or work simultaneously?
The program is full time - and therefore you will receive a scholarship. Anyways you are allowed to work up to 5 hours per week on other things.
How does the program structure look like?
Throughout the runtime of the prgram you will get diverse support and learning opportunities, through bootcamps, master classes, individual coaching and more. You join our vivid slack community and will be involved in BIA Smart City Hub activities, connecting you to a bold network of corporates, city stakeholder and investors.