Start Alliance Berlin: Female Founders - 18.03.-28.03.2019 -
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The Start Alliance Berlin is a two-week program taking place in March 2019 which is intended to help startups from DUBAI, NEW YORK, BEIJING, LONDON, PARIS, SHANGHAI, TEL AVIV, WARSAW and VIENNA to expand their business to Germany via BERLIN. Where are the key players, locations and partners that you could work with? The Start Alliance supports you in getting in touch with the local startup ecosystem. From March 18th – 28th 2019 you will have the opportunity to explore the startup ecosystem and get an understanding of our trendsetting city.
What? Startup group program
When? March 18th – 28th 2019
For Whom? Startups from DUBAI, BEIJING, NEW YORK, LONDON, PARIS, SHANGHAI, TEL AVIV, WARSAW and VIENNA
Deadline? February 18th, 2019
Apply until February 18th
Why you should apply?
With its vibrant cultural scene, a dynamic job market and modern infrastructure, it’s gained a reputation as one of the most relevant startup hubs in the world today. From tech platforms to fashion businesses, Berlin has them all. Each year, roughly 44,000 new companies launch in Berlin – the equivalent of one new startup being founded every 20 minutes. Focusing in on the ICT, media and creative industries, there are over 37,000 companies based in Berlin; a workforce of almost 300,000 generating roughly €27bn in annual revenue.
Every year, more than 500 tech startups launch in Berlin. The tech businesses are drawn to the city for its low cost of living – useful when working on the typical shoestring salaries offered at young tech companies. In general, rent in Berlin is cheaper than in many other European capitals, whether you need office space or somewhere to live.
The lower cost of living has attracted a steady flow of international talent, creating a dynamic market, with plenty of fresh ideas – ideal for businesses working in the creative industries. In Berlin, non-native employees make up around 34% of the startup workforce, and many foreigners flock to the city to kick off their own projects.
Start Alliance invites startups to experience this vibrant ecosystem and to use it for their own products or services. Whether your offer is addressed to consumers, SMEs or big corporates, you'll have the opportunity to meet relevant networks and business associations during your stay. This program will cover multiple business sectors. So regardless of the market in which your startup is working - Start Alliance will help you find a way in discovering the best business opportunities in Berlin.
Selected startups will receive free office space in one of our partner co-working spaces for the duration of the program. That way, you can test the Berlin and European market and connect with the Berlin startup scene and its main actors. Further support is given by connecting startups with meaningful industry partners, universities, by providing location service, financing service and talent service.
For this Start Alliance edition dedicated to Female Founders we will partner with “We Can Start Up” (runned by The Place) which is a fully curated event series focused on female entrepreneurship. Since the startup ecosystem is mostly led by male entrepreneurs, the aim of We Can Start Up is to contribute to the landscape change by empowering female founders to fulfil their potentials and encourage more women to become entrepreneurs.
Conditions of participation
This event is designed for startups that 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)
Accepted startups will receive for free:
Office space in local co-working space (with possibility to extend up to 4 weeks)
Business development coaching
Connections to VCs through a final demo day
Talks from industry and specialists
Several group activities
Please note that expenses for flights are not covered.
The agenda will include many different events such as:
Welcome session to get to know the program attendants
Workshops on: raising money, business development, PR, recruiting, legal, etc.
Various group activities such as knowledge exchanges, business breakfast, etc.
Pitch training session
External startup Events
Female Founder Delegation - Start Alliance
Thu, 21 March 2019
Female Co-Founder Pitch Night & Matchmaking
Tue, 26 March 2019
Start Alliance Demo Day!
Thu, 28 March 2019
Following partners are involved in the Start Alliance program dedicated to Female Founders:
WLOUNGE is a community of professionals, supporting women & diversity in business and tech, bridging the gap for women in tech and corporates, M&A and innovation, communicating with startups. They bring corporates and startups together via events and forums for collaboration and mutual growth. The network has the support of C-suite level ambassadors who, with us, empower collaboration between business and technology.
WLOUNGE has collaborations in Germany, Israel (Tel Aviv), the US (Silicon Valley, New York) and China. Working with the German government, family offices, VCs , angels, coworking places, startups, and universities. One of the strongest networking community in Germany.
For further Information just check: wlounge.de
CoWomen is Berlin's community & coworking space for women. CoWomen connects rising women and helps them unleash their potential by offering them a beautiful coworking space, inspiring community events, workshops to develop their skills, and exclusive mentoring
For further Information just check: CoWomen
Womena is an organization accelerating equality through creative content and entrepreneurial experiences to promote and support female leadership driving change
For further Information just check: Womena
The Digital Media Women (#DMW), is the largest non-profit network for women in the digital industry in Germany. Founded in 2010 in Hamburg, the #DMW network now extends to eight permanent local quarters connecting +24,000 founders and employees, creators, thinkers and test takers dedicated to change and digitization. The network’s mission is to increase the visibility of women in the digital age on stages, panels and in other public appearances and to therewith shape and positively impact public debates and societal developments. Its interconnectedness is translated into several event formats like theme nights, lightening talks, internal academies or meet-ups. Through its public affairs groundwork, it seeks to impact political decision making processes related to digital leadership and equality. The inclusive network is managed by 115 volunteers and is funded by private #DMW memberships and corporate sponsorships likewise.
Our mission is to bring Israeli innovation to the German market. We leverage our deep know-how and network in the German market to match between the best Israeli technologies and companies and the German counterparts who are looking to implement and foster innovation. Our services span from one-on-one matchmaking to road shows all over the country. We take part in the most innovative industry events, from the biggest trade shows to small and focused meetups.
For more information, please visit us at: https://itrade.gov.il/germany/