Your path to the scholarship
The following outlines the ideal application procedure for the EXIST Women Scholarship at the Startup Incubator Berlin. For more detailed questions concerning your individual situation, please do not hesitate to contact us at any time.
Participants can apply for the program using the online form (button below) and answer the key questions about their start-up project.
The initial application is evaluated according to the following qualitative requirements:
• Competencies of the founders: This assesses the applicants’ specialist knowledge, experience and ability to found and run a successful company.
• Ecological relevance: The contribution of the start-up project to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is assessed here.
• Initial market and competition assessment: It is checked how well the applicants have understood the market and the competitive situation and how they would like to position themselves.
• Prospects of economic success: This evaluates the potential profitability and long-term success of the proposed business model.
After all applications have been evaluated, the most qualified applicants will be invited to a pitch event. Here they have the opportunity to present their projects in a three-minute presentation to a selected jury of experts. The jury consists of experienced cooperation partners and renowned entrepreneurs with excellent expertise to objectively evaluate the pitches.
The jury’s decision will be communicated to the applicants immediately after the event. A kickoff event is planned at the beginning of the program, where the selected applicants will have the opportunity to get to know our mentors and partners in person.
Application deadline: Sunday, January 7, 2024
Jury selection pitch: Thursday, January 18, 2024