Startup teams can apply now for startup scholarships until April 17, 2022. Next to funding, the Startup Incubator Berlin also offers coworking, coaching, workshops, labs and networking.

Do you have a good startup idea and want to further develop your business concept? Haven’t founded a company yet, but have already created a prototype and would like to bring it to the market?

Financial Support & More

Startup teams can apply for the Berlin Startup Scholarship and the REACT Startup Scholarship until April 17, 2022. For six months, the Berlin Startup Scholarship provides 2,000 euros per month and per team member from funds from the European Social Fund (ESF) and the state of Berlin. The REACT startup scholarship is financed from the same funds in cooperation with the Berlin University of Applied Sciences (BHT) and is aimed specifically at founders in the healthcare industry. The funding period is nine months.

Application & requirements

In addition to an academic degree and a place of residence in Berlin, the prerequisite for applying for the scholarships is a first prototype or a prototype-like process, i.e. first concrete ideas for an entrepreneurial solution to a relevant problem. During the funding period, the teams in the Startup Incubator Berlin will receive extensive support and the ideal framework to further developing their prototypes and business ideas using the lean startup methodology and peer learning.

Infrastructure & Coaching

The coworking spaces of the HWR Berlin start-up center are located in Siemensstadt ² at Rohrdamm in Berlin. At this generous and modernly equipped startup hub, the teams can use a design thinking lab, a mixed reality (AR/VR) lab, a smart device & robotic lab and a prototyping lab (3D Printing and more). The coaching team of the Startup Incubator Berlin, external consultants, mentors from the HWR Berlin as well as sponsors of the large partner network of companies, public institutions and associations support the teams. There are also special training offers and regular events such as UX testing, investment pitches, diversity formats and co-founder matching.

Application period & initial interview

Interested founders can now apply for the scholarships now. The teams must consist of at least two and a maximum of three people. An individual preliminary interview with the coaching team at Startup Incubator Berlin is mandatory for the application. Appointments for this must be made by April 8, 2022 via the SIB website.


Berlin Startup Scholarship

REACT Startup Scholarship