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SAVE THE DATE: 27.10.2022

SAVE THE DATE: 27.10.2022

DEMO DAY

Don’t miss out Berlin’s one and only hardtech Demo Day, happening on the 27th of October at MotionLab.Berlin.

Whoop whoop it’s time DEMO DAY time again! It’s absolutely amazing how fast time flies. We were just looking for exciting startups for our Batch 1 – and you know, we found them 😉 – and now it’s already time to invite you to their Demo Day! Make sure to get a ticket and be part of an evening filled with lot’s of  startups pitches, an exhibition, keynote speakers and networking opportunities. 

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It is important to us to host an event that goes beyond the usual. We want to give you something to touch and create a real experience and therefore place great value on an interactive format that picks up every individual. Try out what the startups from Batch 1 have been working on over the last few months and see for yourself. There will be plenty of good vibes, drinks, exciting insights and a lively party to celebrate the end of the programme.

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Demo Day schedule

WHERE AND WHEN?

27th of October 2o22 | 6pm – open end

MotionLab.Berlin
Bouchéstraße 12 (Hall 20), 12435 Berlin

WHAT'S THE DEAL?

You are interested in hardware and tech? Then you’ve come to the right place. We organise Berlin’s biggest hardtech Demo Day and offer you a unique chance to get an insight into the scene, to network and to inform yourself about current trends.

WHO SHOULD COME?

  • Tech enthusiasts 
  • Entrepreneurs, startups & freelancer
  • Manufacturer and KMUs
  • VCs, business angels and investors

Are you part of a VC, business angel or investor? Feel free to contact us if you want to learn more about our hardtech startups or take your first steps into hardtech investing.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT?

The Demo Day program includes:

  • Startup pitches including a public voting
  • Hardtech exhibition
  • Keynotes
  • Gameshow
  • Networking
  • Rave

NOTE: Please be aware that you can only join the event with an event ticket.

MAKEUP HARDTECH INNOVATION

MAKEUP HARDTECH INNOVATION

WHAT IT IS ABOUT

We cannot be certain what kind of changes hardtech innovation holds for us in the future. But they will keep changing our lives. For far too long we have ignored the consequences of rising CO2-emissions, scarcity of resources, energy inefficiency, marine littering and so much more. Yet, we still have the opportunity to make up for past mistakes. 

The development of viable hardtech solutions is key to combating climate change and to facilitating the transition to a low-carbon and climate-resilient economy. Even so, founding a hardtech startup is often still seen as undesirable due to a lack of funding or adequate space to develop prototypes.

At MotionLab.Berlin we pursue a mission! We want to encourage young entrepreneurs to turn their ideas into reality. Sounds exciting? Then scroll down and learn more about our accelerator program MakeUp Hardtech Innovation! Join the program, develop your ideas and build your own prototype with us.

APPLICATION CLOSED!

KEY DATES & CRITERIA

Key Dates

Application phase:
15. August –
15. September 2022

Extended: Apply till 21. September 2022 – 6 more days to apply!

Selection phase
15. September – 1. October 2022

Batch 2 announcement: 
4. October 2022

Program start: 
1. November 2022 (running 6 months)

Program criteria

We welcome all hardtech startups that: 

  • Enhance material reuse & recyclability 
  • Contribute to the circular economy: Built to last, zero waste, product after life
  • Implement reverse logistics and democratize the use of reusable packaging
  • Further develop bio based & biodegradable materials : bioplastics, bio composites, etc. 
  • Improve digital manufacturing: digital twin, parametric design, non-destructive testing, predictive maintenance, new means of manufacturing

If you have an idea but it doesn’t fall into one of these categories, don’t hesitate to get in touch and we’ll be curious to see what innovative solution you have.

PROGRAM TIMELINE & MODULS

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PROGRAM PERKS

WHY SHOULD YOU APPLY?

Six-month accelerator + six-months of follow-on support

Within this program you and your team will receive 6 month direct support in which you can benefit from the entire MotionLab.Berlin ecosystem, coaches and mentors. However to ensure your onward growth you will be supported with an additional 6 month alumni membership after the program ends.

Financial Support

2000€ / month cash support and valuable in-kind support which includes access to the MotionLab.Berlin campus, MakeUp office, machines and labs as well as regular knowledge and support from the MotionLab.Berlin business and hardware coaches, engineers and mentors.

Access to services and resources

Full access to high-end prototyping machinery to build your physical product and BIG corporate services which includes support in: grant applications; IP:patent: trademark and copyright applications; certification; technical redaction

Access to partners and networks

Full access to Europe’s biggest hardtech network and ecosystem

Individually tailored mentorship

Hardware and business coaching with industry experts

Workshops and masterclasses

You will acquire subject specific knowledge in a learning by doing environment 

Visibility and marketing

You will not only be  visible in our social media channels but also receive strategic marketing support

Community and coworking space

An individually tailored MakeUp-office will be waiting for you. Also, you will be part of our inspiring hardtech community where stimulating exchanges are guaranteed!

 

REQUIREMENTS

WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

We are looking for startups, which:

  • Find themselves at an early stage and preseed
  • Are incorporated for no longer than three months
  • Pursue a sustainable approach to their work
  • Want to create a positive impact on society
  • Are founded by a team of at least two individuals

Team individuals should:

  • Be registered in Berlin or planning to move here within the six months time
  • Be fully committed to their startup and our program
  • Not have received any public grants yet (for example EXIST or Berlin Startup Stipendium)

For MotionLab.Berlin diversity matters! Individuals from all ages and nationalities are highly welcome. It’s close to our hearts to support women in tech industries.

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MEET BATCH 1

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Mister Balcony makes solar energy accessible for people who live in apartments. No tech and DIY background is needed

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ANY QUESTIONS?

FAQ'S

The program takes place at the MotionLab.Berlin campus in Berlin Treptow.

  • You are expected to live in and register your residency in Berlin for the duration of the program
  • Your start-up has to be early stage and preseed
  • You should not have received any public grants yet (EXIST or Berlin Startup Stipendium)
  • Your company should not be registered for more than three months prior to the application date (not registered companies are eligible for access to the program
  • If your company is incorporated, the date of incorporation cannot be older than 3 months upon application
  • You should be willing to commit to full-time employment for six months
  • You are not allowed to be enrolled as a university student for the duration of the program

You can apply via our application portal, from the 15th of August onwards.

After the application deadline our jury is going to decide who will be invited to the second round of interviews. On October 3, we will announce five teams who will join us for the Batch 2 program as of November 1.

Our jury compiled of MotionLab.Berlin experts and MakeUp advisors will evaluate the applicants based on: 

  • founder-market-fit
  • feasibility of technology
  • feasibility of business model approach
  • team composition
  • likelihood to successfully have a sustainable and or social impact

Full commitment, punctuality and clear communication. But most importantly: Enjoying being part of the community at MotionLab.Berlin

The program will end with a Demo Day where you can pitch your projects in front of Investors, the hardware ecosystem and our community. At the end of the program, you will be part of MotionLab.Berlin alumni network which allows for future benefitting from our ecosystem

All workshops will be held in English. It is therefore required that you and your team have a sound command of the English language. Speaking German is a benefit.

We do not take equity. We invest 2000€/month cash and valuable  in-kind support which includes access to the MotionLab.Berlin campus, MakeUp office, machines and labs as well as regular knowledge and support from the MotionLab.Berlin business and hardware coaches, engineers and mentors.

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