Application process and timelines
The application window for Techstars Berlin closed on 13 October, 2019. If you've already applied, stay tuned - you'll get our responses via F6S.
Other Techstars programs in cities around the world will open their applications soon, check out https://www.techstars.com/programs/.
Once applications close (October 13th), we’ll spend a few weeks after that interviewing teams. We have hundreds of companies apply to the Techstars Berlin program, and in order to get to our final 10, we'll go through an exciting process of narrowing down the number of companies. We’ll first narrow the list down to 80 companies, and start vetting companies based on the information contained in applications submitted via F6S, and also our knowledge of the market and area the company operates in.
We’ll let you know by October 20th if your application has progressed to the Top 40 round, and at this point the Managing Director will be requesting feedback from other investors and entrepreneurs, including Techstars’ senior leadership team, to further assess your suitability.
As part of the application process, between October 21st and 29th, you’ll be expected to attend virtual interviews (20-30 minutes each) with at least three or four different members from the Techstars ecosystem. You'll be expected to introduce your startup, and allow the interviewer the chance to ask you a series of questions. If you have specific questions for your interviewer, be sure to indicate to them at the start of the interview, just so they're aware.
In the final (Top 20) round, we’ll ask that your team makes itself available for a virtual interview lasting 20 minutes, on November 7th (between 1-6pm CET) or November 8th (9am - 1pm). This is where we’ll get the chance to interview each other, at a screening committee.
We’ll send out offers to the final 10 startups by November 12th, if not sooner. One or two additional startups may also be offered a place on the waitlist.
The program itself starts at the end of January, and we’ll wrap it all up in time to welcome the start of summer in Berlin.