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Techstars and Audi Mobility Pre-Accelerator Program Welcomes High-Growth Startups
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Techstars and Audi Mobility Pre-Accelerator Program Welcomes High-Growth Startups 

During the ten-week Techstars and Audi Mobility Pre-Accelerator, founders and early-stage companies in the mobility sector receive training, tools, mentorship, and a network to help them reach the next level of growth and success.


As a result of the program, a group of creative and ambitious people is formed who are eager to help each other succeed. In addition to sharpening their entrepreneurial skills, founders will be able to network with one another and gain a deeper understanding of their target market.


Techstars and Audi Mobility Pre-Accelerator Program Welcomes High-Growth Startups 


Techstars’ worldwide network of entrepreneurs, mentors, investors, and partners will be accessible to participants. This includes access to a wide range of expertise from Audi’s extensive technology and mobility resources. 

Attendees will sharpen their entrepreneurial abilities, gain a deeper understanding of their target clients, and interact with fellow entrepreneurs for prospective partnerships or matchmaking in the future. In addition, founders will get a grant of €2000 per month for a period of three months, totaling €40,000.

Techstars and the Audi Mobility Accelerator are ready to collaborate with high-growth companies and exceptional entrepreneurs who are interested in gaining access to funding, talent, and opportunities within this entrepreneurial environment that is inclusive, diverse, and rapidly developing.


Program Details 

Location: Berlin, Germany. 

Program Dates: January 9th – March 20th 

Application Period: August 1st – November 1st



All early-stage and idea-stage innovators in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa with a focus on digitalization or mobility are encouraged to submit applications now through November 1, 2022, or email Priority is given to early applications. 

  • Mobility domain expertise


  • A digital product or concept that addresses issues such as health, community, EV charging, and in-car and out-of-car experiences.


  • Outstanding communication and teamwork abilities
  • A clear problem to be solved and a clear solution
  • Under $1 million raised


Program Description


Techstars is a global startup accelerator that helps entrepreneurs succeed. On Monday, it was announced that it has teamed up with the car company Audi to help innovative startups working in the areas of digitalization and mobility. Applications are now open for the first Techstars pre-accelerator in EMEA.


Techstars collaborates with companies such as Audi to provide a chance for early-stage entrepreneurs through a mentorship-driven environment, while simultaneously offering corporate partners with access to innovative technology and approaches to industry-specific problems. 


Martin Schilling, managing director of Techstars stated,


“Partnerships like this one with Audi help to build strong local startup ecosystems in markets like Germany and around the world.” 


Creators of game-changing ideas or early-stage businesses will receive startup education, mentorship, community building, and access to the Techstars worldwide network of entrepreneurs, mentors, investors, and partners through this pre-accelerator program. They will also benefit from Audi’s technology and mobility expertise across different business units. Participants will learn about entrepreneurship, network with other founders for future collaborations, and obtain a better grasp of their target market.


The program will run in a hybrid (in-person and virtual) style from January to March 2023, with each founder receiving a monthly stipend of €2,000 for three months.


Previous Techstars global Pre-Accelerator Programs (previously Founder Catalyst) has resulted in over 1,500 mentor relationships, 10 product launches, over $1,000,000 in funding, and dozens of active investor dialogues. In addition, seven program participants have been accepted into Techstars accelerators.

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About the Organisers




The Techstars global network assists entrepreneurs in their endeavors. Techstars was founded in 2006 with three basic concepts: entrepreneurs build a better future for all, cooperation drives innovation, and brilliant ideas can originate from anywhere. We are now on a mission to empower everyone on the earth to contribute to and benefit from entrepreneur success.

In addition to running accelerator programs and venture capital funds, we assist establish flourishing startup communities by linking companies, investors, corporations, and cities. Techstars has invested in over 3,100 firms with a total market capitalization of more than $140 billion.


About Audi


Audi Group is a successful premium and luxury auto and motorcycle manufacturer. Audi, Ducati, Lamborghini, and Bentley produce in 21 nations. Audi and its partners are in 100+ markets.


Audi Group delivered 1.68 million Audis, 8,405 Lamborghinis, and 59,447 Ducatis in 2021. AUDI AG had $53.1 billion in revenue and a €5.5 billion operating profit in 2021. Audi Group employs 89,000 people worldwide, 58,000 in Germany. 


With its attractive brands, new models, unique mobility offers, and breakthrough services, the group is pursuing sustainable, individual, premium mobility. The Audi Denkwerkstatt has already been named “Best Innovation Lab in Germany ” twice (according to the joint study “Corporations on the Trail of Startups’ by Infront Consulting and the magazine Capital, 2019 and 2020).


The inclusion of a diverse range of perspectives and experiences is a critical component of the program. The entire curriculum is centered on founders and startup teams of different nationalities and skill levels, as well as individuals from a variety of professional and academic backgrounds. 


When deciding which entrepreneurs to enroll in the program, the entrepreneurial spirit and a high level of inner motivation and inventiveness are all taken into account. Self-assurance and a sense of community are also required. Because it is a hub for the European startup ecosystem, Berlin is an appropriate place for the program’s implementation.

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