Immersion Program

THE BERLIN PROGRAM

The Desafìa Berlin Immersion Program is a support program for Spanish companies in the mobility and automotive sectors, designed to help them scale faster by accelerating their internationalization process.

After a careful review of the applications received, the selected companies will be invited to participate in the two-week immersion program in Berlin from 27th May until 7th July 2024. The official start of the program will be preceded by kick-off days in Madrid to prepare for participation in the program.

WHAT WE OFFER

  • Kick-Off session in Madrid to prepare the strategy of each company, prior to the immersion in Berlin

  • First-hand knowledge of the Berlin tech ecosystem

  • Meetings with main representatives of the German ecosystem

  • Lectures and mentoring sessions with strategic content aiming at the preparation for market entry and the development of a scaling strategy

  • Visit to corporate incubators and other innovation realities

  • Education about legal and tax-related topics

  • Pitch trainings and presentations

  • Networking events

  • Opportunity to generate your own network of contacts

  • Individual meetings to support the achievement of milestones

  • Access to a supportive alumni network

WHY BERLIN

  • Berlin boasts the second-highest ecosystem valuation in Europe, as measured by startup valuations and exit values

  • Berlin generated the second highest number of unicorns in Europe

  • Berlin’s ecosystem accounted for 60% of the total capital invested in Germany

  • Shortest average time-to-exit in Europe

  • Strong spirit of innovation

  • Variety of industries

  • Diverse funding landscape made up of private and
    institutional actors

  • Many international investors

  • Highly skilled workers

  • Diverse and multicultural community

Spanish companies/startups

WHO

Spanish companies/startups that:

  • are legally constituted and have tax domicile in Spanish territory

  • are offering products/services that are exclusively manufactured and/or branded in Spain

  • are offering an innovative product/service based on a proprietary technology

  • offer a product/service related to technologies in the deep tech evolution of the mobility or automotive sectors

  • are in a medium or growth stage with a sustainable business model

  • ideally have previous international experience

  • have C-level officers or founders who are fluent in English and will attend the program
Desafia Berlin Spring 2023 Program

WHEN

Desafía Berlin Spring 2023 Program:

  • May 22nd until June 2nd

  • Application deadline: March 31st

  • Kick-Off Meeting Madrid: May 4th & 5th

The Desafia Berlin Immersion Program is made possible through the generous support of our founding partners

HOW

The Desafía Berlin Immersion Program is made possible through the generous support of our founding partners.

The Program is free.

Participants only have to cover travel, accommodation and living expenses while in Madrid & Berlin.

Spanish companies/startups

WHO

Spanish companies/startups that:

  • are legally constituted and have tax domicile in Spanish territory

  • are offering products/services that are exclusively manufactured and/or branded in Spain

  • are offering an innovative product/service based on a proprietary technology

  • offer a product/service related to technologies in the deep tech evolution of the mobility or automotive sectors

  • are in a medium or growth stage with a sustainable business model

  • ideally have previous international experience

  • have C-level officers or founders who are fluent in English and will attend the program
Desafia Berlin Spring 2023 Program

WHEN

Desafía Berlin 2024 Program:

  • Program in Berlin:
    27th May - 7th June 2024

  • Application start:
    13th February

  • Application deadline:
    31st March

  • Kick-Off Meeting Madrid:
    9th & 10th May

The Desafia Berlin Immersion Program is made possible through the generous support of our founding partners

HOW

The Desafía Berlin Immersion Program is made possible through the generous support of our founding partners.

The Program is free.

Participants only have to cover travel, accommodation and living expenses while in Madrid & Berlin.