We’re rebranding as the High-Tech SeedLab.
We made the decision after confirming that we’ve received funding for the next two years to continue supporting Berlin-based innovators, and we chose a name that better reflects our new program focus. Of course, the changes to our accelerator aren’t in name only. As a part of the new round of funding, we’re also making a number of changes to the program itself.
For the past two rounds, we operated on the basis a very broad scope that covered anything ‘High-Tech’. From AI training data and vertical farming, to AR devices and productivity tools — we were entirely interested in promoting excellence in innovation, without much limitation in terms of what those innovations were aiming to do.
This round, we are narrowing down our sights on innovations for sustainability, as well as promoting women in tech. Within sustainability, we’re taking particular focus on ideas that address issues to do with climate change, pollution, and environmental degradation — such as regtech, smart city, cleantech, and circular economy ventures.
Further, the length of this next round, beginning in February 2020, will be extended to 10 months, from the previous 6 month run time. Founders will also be receiving bigger stipends: €1,500 as opposed to the original €1,000.
For more reading on what we’re looking for in our startups during the selection process, check out this article here.
We have already been flooded with eager applicants looking to push their idea forward through the accelerator, throughout the two months, we will be sifting through pitch decks and conducting interviews to find our next cohort. So if you’re a team with a product or service that can contribute to sustainability, or promoting women in tech — please do get in touch.