Axel Springer Plug and Play Accelerator


Axel Springer Plug and Play Accelerator is a joint venture between the Plug and Play Tech Centre and Axel Springer, is a Berlin-based accelerator looking for trailblazing digital entrepreneurs. The accelerator aims to provide investments for early stage companies and also provides global opportunities from day one through their international network in Europe and Silicon Valley. Three times a year, they run a three-month-long program in which startups are provided with office space in the heart of Berlin, coaching, workshops, networking, 25,000 euros, events and more.

Type of engagement:
Main sponsors:
Amazon web services, IBM Bluemix, Microsoft BizSpark, Pipedrive, KPMG
Incentive for startups
25,000 Euros
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