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Our pre-seed startup program, backed by the Berliner Startup Stipendium, supports ambitious entrepreneurs working at the intersection of healthcare and technology, building the next generation of digital health companies.

Accelerator

We support teams with an 8-month cohort program teaching the essentials of Entrepreneurship.

Funding

We provide € 2000 per person, for 2-3 founders per team, up to € 48k cash per team + perks & benefits.

Infrastructure

Your new office: Get access to our dedicated area in one of Berlin’s best co-working hubs.

Network

Your cohort, mentors, investors, corporates, and the BIA Innovation Hub, a real ecosystem for your startup.

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Our Team and Mentors

Darius Moeini

Darius Moeini

Founder
BIA

Viktoria Trosien

Viktoria Trosien

Director Urban Innovation
BIA

Florencia Fedel

Florencia Fedel

Senior Program Manager
BIA

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Lou Kest

Project Manager
BIA

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Prof. Dr. Ehsan Khaljani

Startup Coach
Mentor

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Dr. Med. Shari Langemak

Startup Coach
Mentor

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Christoph Raethke

Startup Coach
Mentor

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Dr. Arndt Schweiger

Startup Coach
Mentor

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Lena Berghaus

Startup Coach
Mentor

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Kerem Ergün

Startup Coach
Mentor

Philipp Tranacher

Philipp Tranacher

Legal, Tax, VC Advisor
BRL

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Regine Harr

Startup Coach
Mentor

2

Maximilian Lehmann

Startup Coach
Mentor

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Mentors, Coaches
Startup Founders

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Jonas Krauspe

Startup Coach
Mentor

Our Network

Our innovation hub community is the fuel of everything we do.

The BIA Digital Health Hub brings together corporates, startups, healthcare professionals, healthcare authorities, tech companies, and citizens reflecting a 360-degree view of the healthcare innovation ecosystem. Our program aims at solving healthcare issues through cross-sector collaboration.

So much more than
just a Accelerator 🖤

Eligibility criteria for startups.

FAQs

We have added more seats and the application phase is now open again.

Our startup program is an 8-month acceleration program.

It means we provide funding but do not take any equity in exchange.

You can submit your application by completing this form.

Project proposals must be included in the application. However, if you do not have a concrete idea and are interested in participating, get in touch with our team and we will invite you to one of our ideation workshops or try to match you with up-and-rising startup founders.

Yes. Teams have to be from 1-3 founders. However, if you don’t have a founding team and would like to get to know possible co-founders, reach out to us and we will try to match you with other up-and-rising startup founders.

The Future Health Accelerator (FHA) is run by Berlin Innovation Agency – an independent innovation and entrepreneurship agency. The FCA program is funded by European Social Fund (ESF) and the State of Berlin and is part of the Berliner Startup Stipendium initiative.

Throughout the runtime of the program you will get diverse support and learning opportunities, through bootcamps, Masterclasses, individual coaching and more. You join our vivid slack community and will be involved in BIA Innovation Hub activities, connecting you to a bold network of corporates, city stakeholder and investors.

The founders – and their startups must not have received any other startup grant (such as BSS or EXIST) or any kind of investment for the proposed business idea.

If the company has already been founded, then it has to be max. 3 months old at the time of application (from business registration (Gewerbeanmeldung) date) and it has to be registered in Berlin. (It is also possible to found the company within the program’s duration).

Founders must be registered in Berlin from the moment the program starts. The program is an 8-month full-time program. In addition the startup commits to register their company in the city of Berlin.

Yes, the program is open to all nationalities. For the beginning of the program you have to be registered in Berlin, Germany. Non-EU Citizens must hold a visa that explicitly allows you to start a company in Germany. This proof has be provided before the start of the program.

The program is full-time and founders are expected to fully commit to their startup to receive the scholarship. Founders can work a maximum of 5 hours per week on other projects or freelance assignments.

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We are backed by the European Social Fund (ESF) and the State of Berlin. // Das Vorhaben wird aus Mitteln der Europäischen Union als Teil der Reaktion auf die Covid-19 Pandemie gefördert.

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