The application phase for batch#12 opens on February 17, 2020.

Key Dates  for the next batch (Summer Batch 2020 / Batch #12) are:

Application deadline batch #12:
March 29, 2020
Pre-discussions with potential candidates:
April 13 – May 29, 2020
Final pitch events:
May 18 – June 12, 2020
Communication of decision to applicants:
Mid-June, 2020
Kick-off summer batch 2020:
Mid-July 2020

Why should you apply? Our Program Highlights:

Intensive Coaching and Mentoring

by seasoned serial entrepreneurs, tech experts, business angels, venture capitalists and experienced industry professionals.

Access to Corporate Partners

such as ADAC, ALDI Nord & SÜD, DATEV, Festo,
Knorr-Bremse and Miele and many other corporate partners.

Free office Space and Support

We provide office space in the heart of Munich where our team is working hard to support you on all matters of your business. 

Access to our High-Tech Workshop

In our 1500m2 high-tech workshop „maker space“ you have access to more than 100 machines and can build your prototypes.

To pitch at our final event, the Demo Day

attended by 250+ VCs, business angels, corporate representatives, successful founders and press members.

What kind of startups are we looking for?

Target Geographics

Globally, with focus on Europe, Russia, Israel

Target/Focus Topics

Please check out our Corporate Partners and their search fields below

Industry Focus

All industries as long as there is a fit with the search fields

Target/Startup Stages

Pre-seed, Seed, Series A

Exceptional Team

driven, curious, and humble founders with a big vision!

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Our current corporate partners

With more than 20 million members, the ADAC is Germany's largest association, the largest automobile club in Europe and one of the leading providers of mobility services. The services are mainly offered as part of the ADAC membership(s) by ADAC e.V. The range is supplemented by a large number of products from ADAC SE (eg insurance, car rental, credit card) both in B2C and in the B2B area.
Find out more about the company:
For batch#11 ADAC is looking for startups in the following fields:
Bicycle Innovations

Services, platforms, and new business models

HR Solutions

along employee lifecycle, e.g., recruiting, talent management, HR processes

Innovative Services and Business Models

related to mobility

Knowledge and Data Management

enhancing customer solutions, eg., user profiling, recommendation systems, personalization

As one of the best-known and most popular retailers, ALDI has been providing millions of people with everyday essentials for generations. In southern and western Germany, ALDI SÜD employs around 43,400 employees. The ALDI SÜD Group is represented by 30 independent regional companies, which oversee operations in around 1,890 stores.
The ALDI Nord Group is represented by a total of 32 regions in northern, eastern, and western Germany. In Germany, more than 35,000 employees are employed by ALDI Nord. Customers can shop for fresh products in over 2,200 stores.
Find out more about  ALDI Nord ( and ALDI SÜD (
For batch#11 ALDI is looking for startups in the following fields:
Logistics & Supply Chain Solutions

to increase sustainability, reduce packaging and plastic

Sustainable Packaging

Innovative solutions, material & design

Sustainable Products

Reusable, recyclable, ecological and plastic-free products

DATEV is a software developer and IT service provider for tax consultants, auditors, and attorneys, as well as their clients. In addition to our members, our clients include companies, municipalities and institutions.
The cooperative’s range of products and services encompasses the fields of accounting, personnel management, business consulting, taxes, enterprise resource planning (ERP), IT services, IT security, and training and consultancy. DATEV was founded in 1966 and today is one of Europe’s largest information service providers and software development companies.
Find out more about the company:
For batch#11 DATEV is looking for startups in the following fields:
Innovative Business Models and Services

e.g., for accounting, payment, tax

IOT for Business Software

to enhance automation of business processes

Software Solutions

Raising sustainability in companies

Human Voice

Speech-to-text, speech synthesis, voice recognition

Festo is a worldwide leader in automation and a world market leader in technical training and development. Regarding automation, Festo offers products, systems and services surrounding pneumatic and electrical control and drive technology – whether in the factory or process automation sector. 
Festo Didactic equips technical training institutes and offers training and consultancy to processing industrial companies. Festo was founded in 1899 and  has more than 20,000 employees around the globe with a company presence in 61 countries and after-sales services in 176 countries to serve its 300,000 customers. In 2017, Festo reported a revenue of €3.1Bn. 
Find out more about the company:
For batch#11 Festo is looking for startups in the following fields:
CAD Data Interpretation

for smart manufacturing

Complexity Analysis

to optimize, analyze and plan discrete/manual production

Digital Training and Education

for industry 4.0 workers

Knorr-Bremse is the global market leader for braking systems and a leading supplier of other safety-critical rail and commercial vehicle subsystems. (Link to product portfolio) Knorr-Bremse delivers braking, entrance, control and auxiliary power supply systems, HVAC and driver assistance systems for rail vehicles, as well as braking, steering, powertrain and transmission control solutions, and driver assistance systems for commercial vehicles.
Approximately 29,000 employees at over 100 sites in more than 30 countries use their competence and motivation to satisfy customers worldwide with products and services. In 2017, Knorr-Bremse’s two divisions together generated revenues of EUR 6.2 billion (IFRS).
Find out more about the company:
For batch#11 Knorr-Bremse is looking for startups in the following fields:
Automated & Autonomous Driving

Solutions and technologies to advance autonomous driving

E-Mobility & Electrification

Systems and components for commercial vehicles

Logistics & Supply Chain Concepts

Digital business models, services for logistics/fleet management

Secure Data Handling

for railway and truck applications

Miele & Cie. KG is the world's leading supplier of premium home appliances for kitchen, laundry and floor care. In addition, Miele Professional offers laundry care, cleaning, disinfection and sterilization solutions for commercial and medical applications. All product offerings are complemented by services - from customer service and cooperation to a wide range of innovation fields in the areas of product/services, market access/customer contact and creation of the value chain.
During the business year 2017/2018, which ended on 30 June 2018, the company achieved a sales volume of €4.1 billion. At present, Miele is represented in 47 countries by company-owned sales organisations and in about 50 additional countries via importers. Miele has been an independent family-owned company since its establishment in 1899
Find out more about the company:
For batch#11 Miele is looking for startups in the following fields:
Digital Life Assistance

IoT technologies and sensor data to support daily life activities

Kitchen Appliances

New products, technologies and services

Nursing Care Technology

Technologies for housekeeping, process optimization, ergonomics systems, and robotics

Room Care & Cleaning

Technologies for washing, cleaning, and drying