GTEC Berlin Startup Academy is Berlin’s boutique, independent Startup Accelerator.
In a 3-month, 2 day/week program involving 60+ of Berlin’s most experienced CEOs and investors, we help to turn an idea into a startup or to bring entrepreneurial drive to your enterprise.
As part of German Technology Entrepreneurship Center (GTEC), we make the resources of Germany’s industry and Mittelstand, wealth, science, and academics available to founders from around the world.
Complete Teams or already existing prototypes are accepted. The help you with team completion, idea evaluation and access to the Berlin ecosystem.
Almost every idea is accepted.
What you need to bring
The next 3-month, part-time (Fridays and Saturdays) GTEC BSA program starts June, 2015, at the GTEC Lab on the ESMT Campus, Schlossplatz 1, Berlin. We have quite probably the greatest location in Berlin: a spacious campus right between the city’s landmark sights. In the last program, we involved a total of 54 mentors, of which 24 were CEOs, 10 investors, 10 coaches and 10 experts (like lawyers and accountants).
You don’t need a business plan, a complete team, or a demo yet – but you need to have an idea of what problem you’re dying to solve with the company you’re going to start. And your English needs to be good enough to write and pitch with confidence.
You need to either bring an incorporated company (e.g. a German UG or GmbH or its equivalent in other countries) or be ready to incorporate before the end of the program.
You need to put some 22 hours of work per week into developing your idea into a company, with Fridays and Saturdays spent coworking at GTEC Campus, and be able to personally attend sessions and workshops in Berlin.