Berlin Landing Pad Program: Cohort 3

Ready to expand your business to the European Market?

Ready to expand your business to the European Market?

The Berlin Landing Pad program aims to support collaborations and partnerships across entrepreneurial ecosystems internationally. The three-month hybrid program encourages businesses from around the world to engage with the ecosystem in Europe. The main focus is on market entry and business set-up, alongside creating connections with potential partners, investors, and customers within the Berlin startup ecosystem. 

The first edition of the program supported a cohort of Asian Software-as-A-Service (SaaS) startups on their international expansion from August to October 2022. The second edition focuses on Green, Clean, and Climate Tech startups and scaleups, and will take place from January to March 2023. 

Applications are now open for the third edition of the program, which will support Web3.0, IoT and Blockchain businesses based anywhere in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Eastern Europe. 

Application deadline: 23 January 2023
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The program in a nutshell

  • March - April: Getting ready

    This phase will take place online and consist of workshops on fundraising opportunities in Berlin, strategies to grow your business, entering the Web3.0 market, and sessions on customer discovery, as well as familiarization with legal regulations and taxation in Germany. 

  • April - May: Diving deep (Berlin)

    You will travel to Berlin for this phase of the program, gaining the opportunity to connect with potential investors, experts, customers, institutional actors, and fellow entrepreneurs. With access to dedicated coworking facilities, this practical immersion in the city’s startup ecosystem will serve to accelerate your networking and business growth. 

  • May - June: Planning ahead

    This phase will take place online and involve taking concrete steps towards your expansion to Berlin. You will take part in tailored mentoring and regular consultations. By the end of this phase, you will have your expansion roadmap with actionable steps to prepare for market entry. 

What does the program offer?

  • Receive product-market-fit and investment-readiness training tailored to your business needs  
  • Get support with legal set-up and requirements for expansion to Berlin
  • Have coaching sessions on market access and internationalization, with a focus on understanding the European market 
  • Have networking opportunities with startups, investors and ecosystem stakeholders in Berlin 
  • Be mentored by industry leaders and experts 
  • Get free access to co-working space for four weeks during the immersion part of the program in Berlin
  • Startup Corporate Collaborations session and Campus Tour with Bosch Startup Harbour

Who can apply?

To qualify for the Berlin Landing Pad, your business should: 

  • Be based anywhere in Asia, Africa, Latin America or Eastern Europe (outside the EU) 
  • Already be operational in the Web3.0, IoT or Blockchain verticals
  • Have a solid track record, with a proven local customer base 
  • Be at a stage to benefit from international expansion
  • Be a scaleup with the capacity and financial resources needed to enter European market via Berlin 
  • Have products/services with a strong product-market-fit potential for Europe/Germany
  • Be able to commit to the Berlin Landing Pad program, for both the remote and in-person components
  • Be dedicated to pushing forward economic equality and diverse representation

How to apply

To submit your application, please fill the form below.
Application deadline: 23 January 2023
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For any queries on the application, selection, or orientation process, please contact the Berlin Landing Pad Team at


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