Start Alliance Berlin: September Group Program


Start Alliance Berlin: September Group program

With around 40,000 business registrations per year and more than 500 startup companies, Berlin is undisputedly Germany's founder capital and is expanding its nationwide lead. The capital is particularly appealing for founders in the creative sectors and technology.

The starting conditions are advantageous: office and location expenses are much lower than in other major cities. Berlin attracts young, highly qualified people from all over the world. The high life quality at comparably low living costs, the vital scene life and international environment are the reasons for young entrepreneurs to implement their business ideas here.

Numerous national and international studies regard Berlin as a leading global location for business start-ups with the world's best growth potential.

In Short

What: Startup group program
Where: Berlin
When: September 04th - 13th
For Whom: Startups from all over the world
Application: until July, 31th

Berlin is the European and German leader in investments in startups: in 2018, venture capitalists invested around 2.6 billion euros in Berlin. Promising and well-established start-ups have emerged in recent years, such as Soundcloud, Gameduell, Mister Spex, Zalando, Helpling, Delivery Hero, Home24, HelloFresh, ZipJet, movinga,  Auto1, Foodpanda, Raisin, GetYourGuide, or N26. Berlin is popular with foreign VC investors. These accounted for nearly 40 percent in 2017. The share of VC-financed start-ups in Berlin's workforce is also increasing significantly. 

(Sources: IHK Berlin, 2016; Deutscher Startup Monitor 2017; Ernst & Young, 2018)

Conditions of participation

This event is designed for startups who are beyond the idea/prototype stage and have already successfully launched in their domestic market.

It could be right for you, if your startup is interested in:

  • Expanding into the German (or European) market

  • Looking for international partners

  • Seeking to raise capital internationally (esp. in Germany)

  • Recruiting international teams (esp. in Germany)

What's included?

Accepted startups will receive for free:

  • Office space in local co-working space (with possibility to extend up to 4 weeks)

  • Free exhibition space at Startupnight Berlin and access to other hot startup events

  • Business development coaching

  • Connections to VCs through a final demo day

  • Talks from industry and specialists

  • Several group activities such as knowledge exchanges, business breakfasts, pizza time, etc.

Please note that expenses for flights are not covered.