Do you have a great scalable idea and start wondering how to start making profit on it? Startup incubator might be exactly what you need. Know-how, expert advisory and networking in a likely-minded startup community can give you a totally different perspective and make your success even closer.
It’s not a surprise that Berlin is one of the most hyped startup ecosystems in the world—it’s located in the center of Europe. Compared to other startup cities like London, it’s closer to Poland, Ukraine or the Baltics— eastern-European countries full of talented entrepreneurs and employees to hire.
And in addition, a huge array of incubators, that support companies at the very first stages of entering the market to help you grow your business, makes it a perfect environment for entrepreneurs to turn their ideas into market-winning businesses. Sounds promising, you can’t deny, but how do you choose the right incubator that will help your business grow? Let’s go through our guide to startup incubators in Berlin to choose best program for your business!
Project A Ventures
Project A Ventures is a Berlin’s incubator sponsored by a German mail order company Otto. It supports early stage startups in the fields of advertising, e-commerce, marketplace, infrastructure and SaaS.
Hub:raum is a startup incubator initiated by Deutsche Telekom. It provides startups in every development stage a suitable environment in an a accelerator or incubator. The programme includes a coworking space, mentoring, financial aid and help in search of business partners. If that’s not enough, it is located in Berlin-Schöneberg on 2,000 m², so pretty view is included in the price.
Rocket Internet incubates and invests in tech companies around the world. They help entrepreneurs build their great businesses from scratch by operational support. Rocket participated in creating over 100 companies, such as Westwing and Delivery Hero.
Berlin Startup Academy
Berlin Startup Academy is an incubator located at the German Technology Entrepreneurship Center. It provides early-stage startups a network of mentors, know-how about funding and operational support. Unlike many other incubators you don’t have a finished business plan or a complete team to join—they will also help you with team completion, idea evaluation, and access to the Berlin ecosystem.
The famous giant’s startup incubator in Berlin offers 3000m² large space for tech startups that fit in the scope of the BizSpark program. It provides free software, cloud services, coworking space and tech know-how. Startups from this program have also an opportunity to grow their business in the Microsoft Accelerator.