Start Alliance

Startup City Berlin

With around 500 new tech startups per year, Berlin is Germany’s capital for startups. Berlin has a fast-growing startup scene and a successful infrastructure for financing and funding. With numerous incubators, accelerators and co-working spaces, the city provides prime conditions for entrepreneurs from around the world. Berlin is internationally recognized as a startup hub and as a breeding ground for creative people who want to change the world.

Start Alliance – an International Network

Start Alliance forms a business network between the most vibrant startup hubs around the globe, supports startups to adapt business models to international requirements and accelerates corporate innovations.

Who is this program for

This program is aimed at startups from Berlin and from the partner cities of Start Alliance, at corporates and at cities and regions which want to create an international startup network

Start Alliance Berlin - The Place
Co-working space "The Place" in Berlin(c) The Place


Startups from Berlin or the Start Alliance partner cities which

  • are looking for international cooperation partners or
  • would like to expand and enter new markets or
  • are rising capital internationally or
  • are recruiting internationally.

can apply for one of the programs, organized by Berlin Partner or the partner cities.

Participating startups have to be beyond the idea phase, there has to be at least a prototype of the product. Accepted startups receive free office space in local co-working spaces, access to startup communities and mentoring about main topics of market development. With this, not only the respective co-working spaces on site are helping but also a global network of corporate partners. The program in Berlin is held in batches of 15 to 20 startups.

More information about current programs you can find here: The Start Alliance offers for startups

Start Alliance Scouting Trip to Tel Aviv with DBmindbox
Start Alliance Scouting Trip to Tel Aviv with DBmindbox (c) Berlin Partner


Big enterprises around the world are getting more and more involved with startups these days. 

That is where Start Alliance hooks in: In cooperation with corporate innovation teams, Start Alliance can help achieving specific innovation goals within their own corporate innovation strategies.

Start Alliance offers scouting trips to every partner city to familiarize a company with local players, startups and cultural specifics.

More information: The Start Alliance offers for corporates

Start Alliance @ TEP New York
Start Alliance @ TEP New York


Start Alliance aims to build a network of startup minded cities that cover every need for the startups deriving from those cities. Starting in 2015 by initiative of Berlin Partner for Business and Technology, 6 cities were the founding partners of this network:

More information: The Start Alliance offers for cities

How to apply

Startups which are interested in the Start Alliance program are invited to apply online.


More backgroung information and current programs you can find her: