Berlin Startup Academy (BSA) is Berlin’s boutique, independent Startup Accelerator. In a 4-month, part-time training program involving 60+ of Berlin’s most experienced CEOs and investors, BSA helps to either turn an idea into a startup or to bring entrepreneurial drive to your enterprise. You join as a guy with an idea and you leave as the CEO of your own company.
BSA invites both startup founders and participants from established technology-related corporations, such as telcos or media houses. BSA opens up the entire Berlin startup ecosystem for you. We provide support in
- challenging, evaluating, confirming your idea
- completing your team
- finding mentors, partners, investors locally, nationally, and internationally
- getting technical expertise and resources
- setting up your company with expert legal, tax, and accounting help
- getting access to media, events, conferences
- putting your company into the limelight
In addition, by having corporates, founders, mentors, and the BSA ecosystem work on digital ideas side by side, BSA builds a whole new set of benefits.
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While turning ideas to companies, participants build a personal, sustainable network between founders and corporate managers that will last and have them profit for many years.
Corporate participants bring back know-how, network, ideas and methods to foster corporate change, better work with the digital industry, and develop and run corporate innovation.
All sides get preferred access to kickass ideas and founder personalities, to corporate innovation initiatives, creative services – and leading providers of seed and venture capital.
During the program, participants are encouraged to team up around strong ideas and founders, making BSA a prime opportunity for team building across industries.