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Senatsverwaltung für Wirtschaft, Energie und Betriebe/ Projekt Zukunft & AtomLeap

Accelerate with us

This year the Senatsverwaltung für Wirtschaft, Energie und Betriebe/ Projekt Zukunft & AtomLeap are organising an accelerator programme with a focus on smart wearables and textiles. You will be mentored by experts in individual workshops to work on your idea. In addition, you get the chance to network with industry representatives and investors to accelerate your startup. The accelerator programme will run from June to October 2017 and take place in Berlin. Apply now to be a part of it!

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for teams with digitized hardware ideas. The focus of this accelerator programme is on making your venture ready to scale. We seek out teams with daring, scientifically grounded product ideas that found new ways to use technology in the wearables and textiles industry. Your team is crucial to success and will hence be a focal point of the selection process.


If your application is convincing you will be invited to test your competencies and flexibility with us. Six teams will be selected and receive support tailored to their needs in the form of individual workshops. We will help you answer questions such as: Which problem do we solve for our customer? How can we protect our intellectual property? What can we do to get our financial planning in shape? Each team will participate in one round of workshops, which runs for two to three days and gives you the opportunity to actively engage with the mentors and discuss problems, ideas and potential solutions. In addition you will have the opportunity to talk to established players in the market and mingle, network and connect.

On our demo day, you’ll get the chance to pitch your product — and progress — to the audience and the jury, who will elect the winner. We will help you prepare for the big day with another workshop on how to convincingly present your idea. This day gives you the chance to receive feedback on your product and business idea from investors, as well as representatives of the industry and politics.

What do we offer?


Individual workshops

Workshops tailored to your team’s needs from engaging personalities provide new perspectives and the expertise to build your startup.

€ 10,000 prize money

You have the chance to win € 10,000 if you convince our jury with your idea and engaging presentation on the demo day.

Meet industry leaders

You will get the chance to talk to leaders in the industry and establish valuable connections for the future of your startup.

Learn from the best

Our mentors are experts in their fields and will give you one on one advice on your idea and product. You can truly learn from the best.

Time to shine

Present your idea to a jury of investors and industry leaders and convince them of the potential of your team and product.

All for free

We take zero equity. Instead you’ll be introduced to our vast network of makers, entrepreneurs, and high-tech investors.