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The Berlin Founder Institute, the local chapter of the world's largest pre-seed startup accelerator, is proud to announce the newest Alumni from the Berlin Virtual Spring 2021 program.

Over 240 people applied to the program, and after an intense four months of aggressive business-building sprints and constant evaluation and feedback from investors and mentors, just eight companies were able to make it through. 

Each of these Founders have demonstrated a high level of perseverance and creativity, and their businesses have been thoroughly vetted and supported by a panel of Berlin's top startup experts and investorsThe new Berlin Founder Institute Alumni invite members of the public to join them this Thursday, June 3, 2021 for an online Graduation event - RSVP here.

And now, without further ado, we present the newest portfolio Alumni of the Berlin program: 

The Berlin Virtual Spring 2021 program would not have been possible without help, because it takes a city to raise a startup. We would first like to thank the Local Leaders of the Berlin Founder Institute: Dirk Lehmann, Ferdinand MuehlhaeuserKai MalkwitzRikke Klitskov, Sascha Karstaedt, Stéphanie Claudel, and Tomasz Sieron. Our Local Leaders play an incredibly important role in building the local Founder Institute program, and creating an environment and network in Berlin that is conducive to building to great companies.

We would like to specially acknowledge our partners at Hyazinth, whose longtime collaborative support across multiple cohorts has now benefitted more than 50 of our local companies, helping them navigate all the legal unknowns of new business formation and growth. We would also like to thank the team at Visual Craft, who have been reliable development partners to FI businesses in Berlin, as well as in London and New York, helping our founders launch and refine product, design, and analytics. And thank you to Unicorn.Berlin, our now official FI Berlin location partner, but who have hosted so many of our public events over the years, and long demonstrated themselves to be a core supporter for the Berlin startup scene, providing invaluable event spaces, coworking opportunities, and startup offices of all sizes. 

In addition, the Virtual Spring 2021 program was supported by some of Berlin's top technology organizations, including:

Some of Berlin’s top startup mentors helped our founders in the program, including:

  • Klaus Kammermeier
  • Laura Kohler
  • Yascha Roshani
  • Steffen Wachenfeld
  • Tobias Dickmeis
  • Doreen Rietentiet
  • Nicola Pinder
  • Marius Kraemer
  • Olga Filipova
  • Martina Von Hettinga
  • Alexander Sumin
  • Frank Pawlitschek
  • Sara Kolata
  • Michael Debuschewitz
  • Dorothea Gotthardt
  • Ana Alvarez
  • Fabian Kofler
  • Yanick J. Steinbeck
  • Johannes Steinacher
  • Mira Arnold
  • Stefan Jörgensen
  • Dirk Freise
  • Kristian Lutz
  • Magnus Gaarder
  • Andrey Osipov
  • Michael Healy
  • Regine Harr
  • Veroniek Vermeulen
  • Vamsi Krishna
  • Arne Wittmer
  • Ana Catarina Rocha
  • David Wortmann
  • Christoph Ostermann
  • Lubomila Jordanova
  • Michael Aissaoui
  • Marcus Netzel
  • Karsten Helbig
  • Peter Schlecht
  • Ben Wilkening
  • Tobias Wittich
  • Wilhelm Stein
  • Natacha Neumann
  • Lital Aravot
  • Javier Rincon
  • Antony Tikhonov
  • Ingo Juraske
  • Daria Markova
  • Eckart Burgwedel
  • Gilles Toussaint
  • Benjamin Gebien
  • Simon Knittel
  • Jan Mechtel
  • Kyrill Zlobenko
  • Chris Payne
  • Mali Baum
  • Christoph Neye
  • Amelia Zins
  • Jonathan Miller
  • Björn Fedder
  • Peter Nartey
  • Janine Wagner
  • Katharina Trebitsch
  • Gesa Miczaika
  • Kevin Liebigt
  • Sebastian Böhmer
  • Juliane Schiefer
  • Tina Dreimann
  • Karolin Erdmann
  • Steven Jacobs
  • Fabian Geyrhalter
  • Patrick Knodel

In the Founder Institute's pre-seed accelerator program, early-stage entrepreneurs and teams build their business alongside a critical support network of local startup experts that share equity in their success, and through a structured and challenging business-building process that has helped alumni raise over $1 billion. 

After Graduation, the new Berlin Founder Institute Portfolio Companies now have a fast-growing company that has been fully validated by experienced startup founders, with access to the Founder Institute's global network and post-graduate support programs to continue building their business. 

Leaders of the world’s fastest-growing startups have used the Founder Institute to raise funding, building a co-founding team, get into seed-accelerators, generate traction, recruit a team, build a product, transition from employee to entrepreneur, and more. Based in Silicon Valley and with chapters across 200+ cities and 90+ countries, the Founder Institute’s mission is to Globalize Silicon Valley and empower talented and motivated entrepreneurs to build companies that will create one million new jobs.

The next Berlin Founder Institute Virtual Fall 2021 program is enrolling now. If you are interested in applying or learning more, visit FI.co/apply/berlin.

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Alumni of the Founder Institute are creating some of the world's fastest growing startups, having raised over $1 billion in funding, and building products people love across over 200 cities worldwide.

See the most recent news from our Grads at FI.co/news, or learn more about their stories at FI.co/journey

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