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If you are a working on a new startup idea, apply now for this program. We’ll develop a prototype and test your idea together – the Lean Startup way.

It’s fun to have startup ideas! But implementing an innovation project or starting your own business is hard. Especially in the early days, when the path is unclear and so many things seem to be important.
This Lean Startup Sprint is a coaching program for you to develop your startup idea further. You will be meeting a personal coach and receiving individual recommendations for the next steps to work on. Everything is done remotely via video calls and a digital whiteboard.
We will give you tips ad tricks to develop a prototype and evaluate your startup idea. Pitch your idea to peers and collect valuable feedback!


This 2-week sprint is here for you to systematically work on your startup idea. This means it’s not another seminar: During coaching calls we’ll focus entirely on your idea. A coach will support your team along the way and you will define next steps together. Come with your idea – we will develop it further, together.
After the 2 weeks you will have gained clarity about your idea, whether to ‘invest’ more sweat and tears (or money) into it or not. With a so-called proof-of-concept, you will be able to explain your idea to an incubator or accelerator program – or maybe apply for an investment, a bank loan or funding.
This sprint is entirely remote. You will have several video conferences with your team coach and he/she will send you digital material and links as well as suggest some priorities. In order to make significant progress, you should be able to spend at least 20 hours in total for this sprint. This means around 2 hours per day on average.
This sprint is free of charge and publicly funded. But we have limited capabilities, so make sure to convince us in the application form! How did you come up with the idea? What’s your background and interests?
Because this sprint is organized by Berlin School of Economics and Law and Startup Incubator Berlin, we’d love to support – but are not limited to – currently enrolled students (Bachelor, Master, MBA). Since our facilitators and coaches are Berlin experts, it’s good to be in Berlin, too, to profit from that expertise. Apart from that, we are pretty much open to all disciplines and (of course) ideas for innovation projects or startups and would love to support you and your startup team.

Apply until May 6th

Send us your application, as a single founder or as a team, and prepare to start your Lean Startup Sprint. We will confirm your application as soon as possible.

After that, we’ll ask you to fill out, scan and send us (via email) some forms. This is a requirement since this program is funded by ESF. The funding program is called Startup Now.


Mark these days in your calendar:
17.05. Monday kick off 9:00-11:00
17.05. Monday afternoon coaching call (appointed individually)
21.05. Friday morning coaching call (appointed individually)
21.05. Friday 14:00-17:00 presenting and testing your product
27.05. Thursday 9:00-12:00 presenting and testing your product
28.05. Friday morning coaching call (appointed individually)

If you have questions about the schedule and program, please write Christian: christian.klang@hwr-berlin.de

In short

2 weeks from Monday 17.05. until Friday 28.05.2021
Flexible part-time remote (at least 2 hours per day from your side)
Online kick-off on Monday 17.05. 9:00-11:00 am
Where: Online (video conferences, digital whiteboards)
Coaches: Kerstin Buschbeck, Mara Milena Suter, Christian Klang

Please note that videos will be taken during our events. By visiting our event, you agree to a possible publication of those. The registration is open until May 6th. Tickets are limited.

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