Start-Up Support for Founders

# Our offer

Berlin is a major global start-up hubs. ESCP Berlin supports start-up founders in every step of their start-up creation with these three major initiatives.

These initiatives are offered in collaboration with the ESCP Blue Factory community, the Jean-Baptiste Say Institute for Entrepreneurship and the ESCP Berlin Career Development Office!


Are you starting an entrepreneurial venture and looking for a support network?

Get access to three evening workshops and a demo day with mentors. Additionally, benefit from exclusive ESCP community events.


- ESCP student, alumnus/a or member of an ESCP partner school

Seed - Exist

Do you have a defined innovative start-up idea that you would like to formalize?

Benefit from a one year salary for founders, discounted services, work space and exclusive access to ESCP community resources.


- Recent graduate (max. 6 months)

- Project launch in Germany

- Company is not yet incorporated


Our  Start-Up Partnerships support established start-ups and their founders, including ESCP alumni.

Join a dynamic community of entrepreneurs, networking events and recruitment platforms, including the Entrepreneurship Festival & Career Lounge.


- Established start-up

- Early or late stage options available

# Project Stories

# ESCP Berlin Start-Up and Scale-Up Partners


2trde has set itself the task of digitizing the auction market for used cars. The automotive sales tech startup 2trde was founded in 2017. The mission of the young company is to offer car dealerships more reach in B2B marketing through digital multi-channel auctions. Dealer auctions can be carried out individually on the 2nd platform. This ensures better data and more transparency, faster execution, more reach and more profit. 
Customers benefit from the significantly shorter capital commitment, the considerably lower administrative effort and the greater reach thanks to the multichannel auctions. Leasing companies and automobile manufacturers can also benefit from 2trde.



CARL supports owners of small and medium-sized businesses on the path to a successful business sale. Platform-based technology solutions give their clients easy access to a unique network of buyers. CARL offers tailor-made options to Mittelstand organizations that have long been available only to large corporations. They promise their clients a business transfer with a high probability of success, in which the wishes of the entrepreneur are always in the foreground.



Dropp delivers their client's products to their customers within 3 hours - sustainably and flexibly - using a network of hyperlocal warehouses and cargo bikes. They integrate with major shop systems and provide many tools to transform post-purchase experiences. They are building a faster, more convenient and sustainable future of how consumers receive their online shop orders.



Matera is a PropTech Saas company that allows co-owners to manage their buildings themselves without the services of a professional property manager.

With a third round of funding of 35 million euros, Matera is moving up a gear! Today they have 3,000 client co-ownerships with a target of 5,000 very soon. With more than 400 new applications per week, there is no shortage of people who wish to change their way of managing their building!

Founded in 2017, they are now 150 Materani working a lot to achieve our mission: make co-owners happy in their building!



Expense reports and out-of-pocket purchases just don't work for today's forward-thinking teams. They take power away from employees and make a serious mess for accountants to clear up. Pleo offers smart company cards that enable employees to buy the things they need for work, all while keeping a company's finance team in control of spending. Simplify bookkeeping, eliminate expense reports, revolutionise your business.



Via builds innovative software to enable our customers — cities, transit agencies, transport operators, school districts, universities, and corporations — to transform their legacy transportation systems into advanced digital networks. As pioneers of the TransitTech category, Via’s mission is to expand access to efficient, affordable, and sustainable transportation. Via’s software enables organizations to digitize their existing transportation networks and launch new and innovative services, simultaneously lowering operating costs and increasing quality of service. Their software is used in over 500 communities in more than 35 countries around the world.



Ankorstore is an ecosystem that enables independent brands and retailers to thrive. The Ankorstore marketplace offers a product catalogue of over 20,000 European brands to retailers who want to offer their customers a differentiated shopping experience and new products. Ankorstore’s activity across Europe tripled in the first four months of 2021. In only two years, Ankorstore is present in 33 countries across Europe.



Casana was founded during the Covid-19 pandemic with the belief that every company from start-up to enterprise should have fast and unfettered access to world-class tech talent to realize their critical digital projects. To achieve this, they are building a global community of hand-picked tech freelancers who they source, vet, and match with companies based on their exact project requirements, enabling their clients to build a highly nimble and agile workforce giving them a decisive competitive advantage. Thanks to their ability to deliver innovative, yet simple services, they have already been able to win some of Germany’s fastest-growing startups as their clients.



Inspired by the ancient craft of distillation and the creative Zeitgeist of Berlin, EASIP carefully distils the flavour of the finest botanicals into their bottles – just non-alcoholic. Their non-alcoholic distillates can be used as the base for cocktails and long drinks - enjoy a splash of EASIP with tonic water, ginger ale, or just let your creativity run wild and mix something totally new.



MOWEA is the expert for wind energy and small wind energy, green tech and approval procedures, reliable implementation and maintenance. A company's climate contribution through MOWEA's modular small wind energy solutions makes them self-sufficient and offers energy and cost-efficiency. Thanks to the latest high-tech technology, Mowea's wind systems are efficient, flexible and scalable due to the innovation of modularity.



Productsup frees brands, retailers, service providers, and marketplaces from commerce anarchy.
The Productsup product-to-consumer (P2C) platform processes over two trillion products a month, empowering long-term business success as the only global, strategic, scalable platform managing all product-to-consumer information value chains across any platform, any channel, any technology. Founded in 2010 and headquartered in Berlin, Productsup has grown to over 250 employees spread out across offices worldwide and works with over 900 brands, including IKEA, Sephora, Beiersdorf, Redbubble, and ALDI.

site is the platform solution in the construction industry that connects all stakeholders involved in the project with the construction work. This includes the investor/constructor to the architect, to the craftsman. Project information is exchanged here transparently and without intersections, which ensures greater efficiency in the construction process.


Asamby Consulting

Asamby uses tools from the fields of operational excellence and organizational behaviour to make sure their client's processes are effective and the right people have the right tools to follow them. They work with clients on building a remote high-performance culture and a real organization - regardless of where theirr team is located. They help clients choose the right software tools to enable the collaboration of remote teams, and focus on value generation by implementing documentation and automation of processes.



The Choco platform connects restaurants and suppliers, improving the order process to save time, money and food. But that's just the start. They're growing fast in France, Germany, Spain and the US, and need the best team to power their climb. They are on a mission to build a connected global food system by 2030. One that runs transparently, sustainably and without waste.



FixFirst is a tech and impact startup that aims to end the throw-away world by making circular services such as repair and refurbishment easy, accessible, and attractive - for everyone. Their vision is a world where fixing products comes first and using them longer is the norm. Driven by their mission to accelerate the circularity of the products they already use; they will enable the world to save 45 Gigatons of carbon emissions by 2030. Therefore, they’re creating the operating system for circular services and products: a tech-enabled b2bc platform connecting service providers, brands, and product users across different product categories such as electronics or fashion.



OptioPay is a financial technology provider specialized in Open Banking for customer-centric, value-add solutions and banking data-based campaigns. The FinAdTech operates an Open Banking platform as a white label solution for companies from various industries. In OptioPay's ecosystem, popular partners such as Adidas, Amazon, Rewe, Rossmann or Zalando participate next to well-known corporates: DZ Bank, Comdirect Bank, Sparkasse, Deutsche Post or Basler Kantonalbank.

OptioPay was founded in 2014 in Berlin by Marcus Boerner (CEO) and Oliver Oster (COO). The team consists of 50 people from 24 countries and the FinAdTech currently operates in the DACH-region and the Netherlands.


RIDE! space

RIDE! is a digital platform providing a new standard of collaboration between Satellite Operators Ecosystem and Launch Ecosystem, in a more direct, transparent and reliable way. Satellite Operators, Launch Vehicles and access to space Actors are now empowered to manage the end-to-end launch process by themselves on RIDE! platform. No need for intermediaries, no need for huge amount of paperwork.



BottleAd Media GmbH is a new digital media platform, which allows its advertising customers to catch an attentive moment of socio-demographic targeted consumers at the point of sale – uniquely positioned within the customer journey. BottleAd's high-end displays are attached to the reverse vending machines in a wide network of grocery stores, which is continuously growing. 

As an ideal trading and advertising partner, their company can already build on a strong partner base in the food retail sector: for the market launch in 2021, over 100 food retailers, including REWE and EDEKA, were already equipped with the innovative displays.


Cooler Future

Cooler Future wants to help people grow their money. But, perhaps even more than that, they want to save the world.
Luckily, they believe that investing — done with carbon reduction in mind — can do both. Cooler Future enables everyone to invest in a sustainable portfolio and fight climate change at the same time. Good for your finances — and the planet.



Lexhub believes that every company should have access to the highest level of legal support - regardless of their financial strength or size. Their mission is to empower companies to resolve their legal concerns intuitively, quickly and cost-effectively and thus accelerate their growth instead of slowing it down. They work with leading law firms and experts to create a software that is the central point of contact for all legal issues in a company.



OVIAVO is a comprehensive fertility benefits platform that helps employers attract & retain top talent while tackling diversity & inclusion. With OVIAVO, companies can support their employees with fertility and family planning benefits - including consultation, access to clinics, and treatments (i.e. egg freezing or IVF) or adoption - subsidized by the company, but safe and confidential.



Staiy is the first sustainable fashion marketplace merging aesthetics, sustainability and AI technology in one place. Spotlighting international brands that craft their pieces in a responsible way, Staiy gives sustainable fashion a contemporary platform that reflects the modern consumers. Low environmental impact, ethical production and high personalization allow to discover mindful fashion without compromising on style.
Staiy’s overarching mission is to accelerate the transition towards sustainable fashion, restoring timeless values by implementing the latest tools. Innovative technologies, materials, concepts and production practices meet in a contemporary platform that reflects the modern consumer.


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