After receiving over 100 applications to join the High-Tech SeedLab program in 2021 we not only learned a lot about current trends but also selected 21 aspiring founders to become our 2021 batch. And it’s time to showcase!
By now our in-house startup coaches Anna and Ahmed have made great progress with the overall 8 teams during the bi-weekly check-ins. We have also hosted in-house workshops on Customer Discovery and Finance & Investment as well as with external industry experts on legal topics and nonviolent communication. The highlight though was our newly introduced Sustainability Week during which our teams had a daily session to choose from that ranged from topics around basic sustainability concepts and frameworks to KPIs and communication strategies.
Let’s meet the 2021 Batch
|The Startup||The Problem||The Solution|
|Circuteria - closing the loop of the circular economy with renewable materials||85% of conventional plastic can be replaced by bioplastic but the procurement is intransparent and time-intensive.||Platform including 3D simulation for suppliers and manufacturers to test, find and sell the best bioplastic alternative.|
|Climate Farmers Academy - building the infrastructure to scale regenerative agriculture||Regenerative farming practices are not the norm and their impact cannot be quantified yet.||Educational content platform to help farmers transition to regenerative practices, and use satellite data to measure their impact.|
|Cliommit - incentivizing companies to reduce carbon emissions||There is no market-driven incentive for companies to take steps towards a positive environmental impact.||B2B SaaS investment platform that incentivizes companies to track their carbon footprint, reduce emissions, and invest in green products.|
|ecosearch - building the first company register for sustainability data||Sustainability data about companies is scattered, incoherent, and can only be analyzed manually.||Platform to analyse and visualise companies’ sustainability data with AI to uncover greenwashing.|
|ImporVRse - leveraging the power of VR for personal growth||VR coachings are only available for B2B clients.||Platform for coaches and coachees with a wide range of self-development VR experiences.|
|Javelin - challenging the way we experience video media by championing quality and putting user needs first||Current video platforms have mediocre content and are manipulative through their design and use of personal data.||A video media platform maintaining trust and quality through user curation, native creator support and the decommodification of user data.|
|Leasy - creating a headless e-commerce solution||There’s no self-service, easy to use, no-code platform for the sharing economy or schedule-based products & services.||Open source solution for businesses that have to manage the availability of dynamic time-sensitive products or services.|
|Solvent Stablecoin - giving access to blockchain-based assets in familiar currencies||The divergence between blockchain-based assets & traditional fiat money.|
Existing stablecoins use central rebalancing which defeats the purpose of crypto.
|Stablecoin, 1:1 US$ backed, enabling access to the familiar fiat value on the blockchain that is fully convergent with crypto assets.|
The High-Tech SeedLab’s 10-month acceleration program is designed to help early-stage teams to test their idea and business model, build or finalize a minimum viable product, and successfully launch their business.
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This program is financed by the European Social Fund (ESF), as well as the State of Berlin.