NURTURE THE ENTREPRENEURS OF TOMORROW
We are change-makers working with organizations across all sectors to empower the next wave of innovation, supported by our ecosystem of founders, digital pioneers and technology experts.
UNLOCK FULL MARKET POTENTIAL
We are entrepreneurs offering services for corporate partners solving their challenges by identifying, building and scaling new business opportunities.
CREATE LASTING IMPACT
We are educators hosting purpose-driven non-profit activities to foster and facilitate knowledge and information sharing for all. With the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals as our building blocks.
Intrapreneurship Program with Volkswagen
About: In order to save existing- and to create new jobs, Volkswagen supports the development of new business models in- and outside of the current automotive value chain. For this purpose selected VW employees -the inrapreneurs- shall receive appropriate training and practical support guiding them towards developing the potential future business areas for VW.
The Challenge: Enabling VW employees to develop their own ideas into sustainable and strategically relevant business models with the potential to create new jobs.
Our Solution: An intrapreneurship program in which mentors guide employees through each step of the start-up process, ultimately producing a testable product within a working business, that can be spun off as a stand-alone division.
- 3 Incubators: 11 week program, supporting 12 internal Teams with 35 Mentors each
- 2 Accelerators: 12 week program, supporting 6-8 internal Teams with individual Mentoring sessions each
- Validated 40 Ideas with internal Teams
Company Building with EWE
About: EWE, the fifth-largest German energy supplier, was looking for a way to expand its core business that is more affordable than M&A and an approach for innovation that is more result driven than R&D.
Challenge: How to build-up a portfolio of startups companies, equipped with unfair advantages by leveraging corporate assets, that help expand the core business and build relevant digital competencies.
Solution: Proven GERMANTECH 100-day company building process delivering digital growth without “not-invented-here-syndrome”. Based on best practices and leading insights we produce marketable ideas, test them as MVPs and turn the most promising ones into running businesses.
– 180+ Ideas
– 46+ Product Pitches
– 8 Product-Market Fit tests
– 3 new subsidiaries fully owned by EWE AG
– What exactly is your problem?
About: With the new non-profit format PROBLEMATHON we go back to the roots. Because every good solution is based on a comprehensive analysis. We, therefore, take a closer look at important everyday problems, which will be collected, summarised and analyzed in detail in order to pave the way for suitable solutions. Together with the problem submitters, we put on the “entrepreneur hat” and embark on an exciting 6-week journey.
Challenge: Gathering of problems concerning a specific topic, which is always based on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations. Involving problem submitters in the process of analysis.
Solution: We believe that before finding a solution, two aspects are crucial: the involvement of those actually affected and the in-depth analysis of the identified problem. Therefore we invite affected individuals to submit their problem descriptions online. Afterward, the submitters can voluntarily participate in the problem analysis and solution process and have the opportunity to learn from our mentors about entrepreneurship and sustainability issues within a 6-week program.
KPI: TBA (in the process of implementation)
Innovation Awards with Union Investment
About: Union Investment Real Estate stands for forward-looking real estate investment worldwide. Through their activities they are promoting the digital transformation of one of the most traditional industries.
Challenge: Exploiting the big potential to expand and develop new business models with Startups.
Solution: Via our annual PropTech Innovation Award we are cultivating the exchange with digital experts and start-ups from all over the world since 2017 .
– more than 900 finalized applications from more than 60 countries in 4 years
– 1000+ guests at the three offline versions of the PropTech Innovation Summit,
– 650 participants at the 2020 special Online Version
The NO BULLSHIT LAB
About: The NO BULLSHIT LAB is exactly what the name is. Not the average acceleration, not the typical content-force-feeding when you do not need it, no mandatory workshops.
The support offered is tailor-made, individual, and exactly what you need when you need it. We do regular check-ins with each startup, to learn what the individual needs are and to evaluate where we can support. Access to our mentors’ network, great office facilities, and individual support through the whole GERMATECH team. All included and for free, for up to 12 months.
We are looking for Startups with innovative tech solutions that help reach the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN.
Note: The NO BULLSHIT LAB is paused due to the Covid-19 pandemic at the moment.
Challenge: Growing your Startup in the Berlin Ecosystem
Solution: An individual startup support program that is one of a kind
KPI: 80+ Startups participated, 80% of them from abroad
For GERMANTECH inspiring, building and growing an ecosystem is everything. It is the value we bring to the table.
We define a successful ecosystem as one which entails all significant stakeholder and players, who with the right processes and resources in place, grow symbiotically in strength and opportunities, nurturing each other’s values whilst transforming new ideas into reality.
GERMANTECH prides itself on its ecosystem of founders, digital pioneers, and technology experts. This is a key ingredient in multiplying and diversifying synergies and correlates directly into actionable effects.
Join our ecosystem by visiting our events, listening to our podcast, or following our Youtube channel.
Or reach out to us, to see what you want to add.
Our Events are the heart piece of our mission – inspiring, building, and growing the community and network of entrepreneurs.
We are bridging the knowledge exchange via free education and content and enable our participants to build or extend their own ecosystem. The aim is to offer our international audience inspiring speakers and discussions of exciting and controversial topics, whilst always keeping the entrepreneurial spirit in mind.
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