Now that everyone is back from the summer holidays, we invited the teams participating in the AtomLeap High-Tech Accelerator to an informal get-together over beer and pizza at our office this week. In a relaxed setting, we caught up on their news, shared ours, exchanged tips and impressions about different innovation programs in Germany, and took part in an interesting seminar about standardization and innovation imparted by representatives of DIN, the German national standardization organization.
The seminar started with a presentation by Anja Nestler and Gloria Goergner of DIN about DIN Connect and DIN SPEC, two programs that the institution has developed specifically to foster innovation and include startups in the process of devising standards. The presentation was then followed by a discussion with the teams in the AtomLeap High-Tech Accelerator about how participating in these programs can support innovative teams in expanding their network and client base and in proactively shaping their markets. For more details about DIN Connect and DIN SPEC, check out DIN’s website (the links are hyperlinked above) and our previous blog post summarizing the two programs.
After the seminar, we briefed the accelerator teams about our annual Demo Day, which is scheduled for December 5 this year and which, just like last year’s event, will take place at the Signals Open Studios in Berlin. We expect it to bring together over 100 entrepreneurs, policymakers, and investors, to whom the teams that we accelerated in the first two rounds of our program will pitch and demonstrate their solutions.
On their end, the startups in the AtomLeap High-Tech Accelerator shared news and tips about different financing schemes made available by public institutions in Berlin as well as about cool projects on which they are working. For instance, AIRTEAM will be filming an aerial shooting of street artists Ella&Pitr painting a giant fresco on the roof of the French Center in Berlin between September 7 and 9. Part of the 2 Tage Wedding and Urban Art Week 2018 festivals, the filming will also be featured on European culture TV channel ARTE.
Below is a video preview of what AIRTEAM’s aerial filming of the French Center will look like. We encourage you to attend the event, which will be open to the public and free of charge.
If you feel inspired by the startups in our accelerator and the activities we organize and would like to join our program, get in touch with us using the application form on our homepage. We are currently looking to recruit two high-tech startups based in Berlin for a six-month program starting in November.