13 May 2024

Design The Loop – the University Makeathon


Together with Cradle to Cradle NGO, HWR Berlin – in cooperation with BHT and other universities of applied sciences is organizing a cross-university Makeathon.

As part of an ideas competition, interdisciplinary student teams develop sustainable and innovative solutions for the cultural and event industry. Participation in the Makeathon is open to students and startups from all disciplines.

The student teams work on challenges relating to the ecological sustainability of companies, start-ups and organizations in the event and cultural sector – from the development of new products and processes to cross-sector innovations and systemic solutions.

To address these challenges, the Cradle to Cradle NGO is sharing its knowledge from the project “Labor Tempelhof” to the students. With the help of cradle to cradle and circular design principles for the event industry, climate-and resource-positive products, processes and innovations were developed and tested at major concerts with over 180,000 visitors. In the Makeathon, these findings are to be used, further developed and transferred to related areas together with the students.

The following challenges are planned together with partners from the event and culture industry:
1. Circular and sustainable solutions for large concerts
2. Circular and sustainable solutions for museums
3. Circular and sustainable solutions for theaters
4. Circular and sustainable solutions for trade fairs

When does it start?
It starts with the kick-off on 30.05.2024, followed by the idea generation phase and the preparation of pitches until 03.06.2024.
On 4 June 2024, the jury will evaluate the best ideas and the selected teams will have until 1 July 2024 to further develop their prototypes and concepts and finally present them on 2 July 2024.

The Makeathon is part of the A-B-Circular project to promote climate-neutral manufacturing of products ‘Made in Berlin’ in the design, fashion & fashion and architecture & construction industries.
The project is being realised as part of the Masterplan Industriestadt Berlin from the thematic funding call CIRCULAR ECONOMY and financed by the Berlin Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises.

Further information and registration options can be found HERE.

We look forward to your participation and wish you lots of fun and success with real challenges from the world of business!



17 Apr 2024

HTW Berlin and Berliner Sparkasse honour female founders and innovative start-ups at the HTW Startup Challenge 2024

🚀 HTW Berlin and Berliner Sparkasse honour female founders and innovative start-ups at the HTW Startup Challenge 2024 🚀

We’re thrilled to share our remarkable experience from yesterday at the HTW Startup Challenge 2024, where innovation and entrepreneurship collided in the most exhilarating way possible!

Our participation was not just about showcasing our startups’ potential but also about championing diversity and empowering women in entrepreneurship- together with Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin and The Berlin School of Economics and Law we’ve started a very exciting program for female founders – EXIST – Existenzgründungen aus der Wissenschaft Women!

At the heart of the HTW Startup Challenge, our startups applied their creative minds across different categories, aiming for the coveted prize pool totaling €15,000. Moreover, we were honored to bring along 10 extraordinary women from our Exist Women program, fostering meaningful connections and empowering conversations within the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

The highlight of the event was witnessing our teams shine on stage. Team Hale made us proud by reaching the finals of the Female Founder category, showcasing their passion and dedication alongside the best female-founded ventures. And a special round of applause goes to team #Maluma Micha Orth for clinching the 1st place in the Startup Rally, a testament to their hard work and innovative spirit.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to HTW StartupBerliner SparkasseStartup Incubator Berlin, and Die Autobahn GmbH des Bundes for their generous sponsorship, making these awards possible and fueling the dreams of aspiring entrepreneurs.

#HTWStartupChallenge #StartupInnovation #WomenEntrepreneurs #BHTStartupHub #DiversityInTech #EntrepreneurshipJourney


2 Apr 2024

BHT Startup Hub Welcomes EXIST Women On Board

🌟 We are thrilled to share some exciting news from our growing community of female entrepreneurs!

🚀 After an intensive selection process, we are delighted to announce the successful onboarding of 10 remarkable women for the EXIST Women Programme. 🎉 This initiative, generously supported by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK), is dedicated to encouraging women at universities and research institutions to venture into self-employment.

💼 Our aim? To cultivate a future where more women stand as managing directors and shareholders of innovative startups. 🌱

The EXIST – Existenzgründungen aus der Wissenschaft Women Programme isn’t just about launching businesses; it’s about fostering a supportive environment where women can connect, share ideas, and collaborate without constraints. 💡 It’s a space where female graduates, scientists, students, and professionals associated with the university can come together to envision business ideas, with inspiring female coaches guiding them every step of the way. 🌟

What makes our newest cohort truly special? Well, they come from diverse backgrounds, representing 7 different nationalities and collectively speaking fluently14 different languages. 🌍 From the film industry to marketing, social media to architecture, each member brings a unique perspective and skill set to the table. 🎬📊 We’re beyond excited to witness the magic that unfolds as these talented women embark on their journey to entrepreneurship. 🌟

Join us in celebrating this incredible milestone and in championing diversity, innovation, and female leadership in the startup ecosystem! 💼👩‍💼 #EXISTWomen #Empowerment #FemaleFounders 🚺✨


15 Mar 2024

Scale Up mit Wolves Summit in Berlin

Unsere angesehenen Partner von Wolves Summit freuen sich, ihr lang erwartetes Event “Scale Up with Wolves und European CVC Awards” anzukündigen! Vor der beeindruckenden Kulisse Berlins wird dieses außergewöhnliche Festival am 26. März 2024 stattfinden. Aber hier kommt das Besondere – es findet auch ONLINE statt und zwar schneller als gedacht!

Scale Up with Wolves ist nicht Ihr durchschnittlicher Gipfel – es ist ein dynamisches Treffen, das europäische Scaleups, Investoren, Unternehmen und Technik-Talente in einer elektrisierenden Veranstaltung vereint. Ob Sie Ihr Unternehmen skalieren, sich mit erstklassigen Investoren vernetzen oder die neuesten technologischen Innovationen erkunden möchten, dies ist eine Gelegenheit, die Sie nicht verpassen sollten.

Und wissen Sie was? Im Rahmen unseres Engagements für unsere Community freuen wir uns, einen exklusiven Rabatt von 20% auf Tickets anzubieten! Verwenden Sie einfach den Code “WolvesInBerlin20”, wenn Sie Ihr Ticket kaufen, um von diesem speziellen Angebot zu profitieren.

Bereit, Ihren Platz beim Scale Up with Wolves zu sichern? Besuchen Sie, um Ihr ermäßigtes Ticket zu erhalten oder sich KOSTENLOS als Scaleup zu bewerben.

Verpassen Sie nicht diese unglaubliche Gelegenheit, Teil eines der aufregendsten Events der europäischen Technologieszene zu sein. Begleiten Sie uns beim Scale Up with Wolves und lassen Sie uns gemeinsam Ihr Unternehmen auf neue Höhen bringen!


1 Mar 2024

HTW Startup Challenge

Innovation is the driving force behind the most successful startups, and now is the time to put your ingenuity to the test at the HTW Startup Challenge on 16 April 2024! The HTW Startup Challenge is the event for founders who want to take their startup to the next level and pitch for prize money totalling €15,000. We also award the EXIST Women Prize. Sounds exciting?


Then apply from 29 February to 14 March with your pitch deck and a video (max. 1 minute) in which you present your innovative business model. Ideally, you should have a connection to HTW Berlin or want to be part of the HTW community. The HTW Startup Team will then select the best startups from all submissions.


The highlight of the HTW Startup Challenge is the pitch event on 16 April 2024, where the three best Female Founder Teams pitch for €10,000 in front of a top-class jury.

All startups can apply for the HTW Startup Prize. The audience will decide who wins the HTW Startup Prize worth €5,000. There will also be a startup rally in which the teams have to convince as many guests as possible of their idea within 45 minutes.

In addition, we would like to support budding female founders, i.e. the innovators of the future, with one-off sponsorships totalling €3,000 per female founder. The EXIST Women programme of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection provides the framework for this. Please note: You cannot apply for the EXIST Women Award; instead, the participating universities nominate scholarship holders and the sponsors select a female founder. We are currently still looking for sponsors! Become a sponsor and support female founders with € 3,000. CLICK HERE!

Price categories

  • Female Founder Prize of the Berliner Sparkasse – € 10,000
  • HTW Startup Preis – 5.000 €
  • EXIST Women – 3.000 € per scholarship holder

Female Founder Startups apply for the Female Founder Prize worth €10,000.
All others have a chance to win the HTW Startup Prize worth €5,000.
It is not possible to apply for the EXIST Women Prize. The participating universities nominate female scholarship holders and the mentors select a female founder.

The cooperation partner of the competition is the Berliner Sparkasse. Berliner Sparkasse supports founders in all phases of setting up a business. Whether it’s an account, a loan, public subsidies or modern financing instruments – the founding experts at Berliner Sparkasse are on hand to advise you and determine which offers are suitable. You can find more information on the Berliner Sparkasse website.

Award ceremony

Whether you want to pitch for the attractive prizes, get to know innovative startups and their business models or network with exciting minds from the startup scene – the HTW Startup Challenge is the perfect opportunity. Celebrate after the pitches. At the after-pitch party, you will have the opportunity to network and get to know the HTW start-up projects and the start-up community.

Take part in the HTW Startup Challenge on 16 April 2024 from 5 p.m. at the Treskowallee campus and take the first step towards realising your startup vision!

If you want to be part of the Startup Challenge final, please send an email to


2 Feb 2024

Exist Women – Call for Applications!

🌟 Calling all aspiring women entrepreneurs! 🌟

Are you ready to turn your innovative ideas into successful startups? The EXIST Women program, supported by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection (BMWK), is your gateway to a vibrant community that empowers and encourages women to embark on the exciting journey of entrepreneurship.

🚀 What is EXIST Women?
As part of the German Federal Government’s startup strategy, EXIST Women focuses on strengthening the presence of female founders in the startup ecosystem. This program is specifically designed for women at universities and research institutions, providing a supportive environment to venture into self-employment and thrive as managing directors and shareholders of groundbreaking startups.

💡 Why Join EXIST Women?
Networking Opportunities: Connect with like-minded female graduates, scientists, students, and professionals associated with universities.
Collaboration: Share ideas and collaborate in a pressure-free environment.
Inspiring Coaches: Envision your business ideas with experienced female coaches who will guide you towards success.

🔍 Application Process:
Your journey starts with a thorough evaluation of your qualifications, ecological relevance, market understanding, and economic prospects. The most promising applicants will be invited to pitch their projects in a three-minute presentation to experts from the Berliner Hochschule für Technik.

🌐 How to Apply:
Ready to take the plunge? Visit the BHT Startup Hub and complete the online application form. Answer key questions about your startup project, and let us help you turn your entrepreneurial dreams into reality.

👉 Apply Now:
Got questions? We’re here to help! Feel free to reach out at any time. Let’s break barriers and build a future where women entrepreneurs thrive! 💪🚀 #EXISTWomen #WomenEntrepreneurs #StartupJourney #EmpowerHerEntrepreneurship


9 Jan 2024

New Year = New Batch of Berliner Startup Stipendium

🚀 Exciting news from the BHT Startup Hub: To kick off the year, we welcome the newest cohort of the Berlin Startup Scholarship!

🌐 We’re excited to introduce four dynamic teams, all with a unique vision! From holistic health platforms to cutting-edge digital marketing automation and content creation to innovative sustainability certification classification tools for online stores, our new cohort promises a diverse range of entrepreneurial ventures.

🤹 Inclusivity at its best: We are proud to host 4 brilliant female founders and 5 dynamic male founders, who together represent 5 different nationalities. At BHT Startup Hub, we believe in the power of diverse perspectives and shared innovation.

🚀 Get to know the new members: We welcome the newest members of the BHT Startup Hub family: the first holistic platform for type 1 diabetes patients
GreenDB: groundbreaking classification of sustainability certificates and seals for online stores through innovative data analysis
Wavess: revolutionizes digital marketing automation and predicts the outcome of marketing campaigns before they go live
Scripe: redefines content creation in the digital age

🎉 Here’s to a year of innovation and growth: we look forward to the potential, creativity and impact these teams will have on our vibrant community as we embark on this journey together. Let’s make 2024 a year full of breakthroughs and shared successes for the existing and new teams!

🙌 Welcome on board: Dialetics, Green DB, Wavess and Scripe! 🚀


1 Dec 2023

Join the SeedCamp “Life Sciences” 2023 by Health Capital / Berlin Partner

🚀 SeedCamp “Life Sciences” on December 18, 2023 in the Ludwig-Erhard-Haus at Berlin Partner for Business and Technology GmbH

🌱 Dear students and scientists of the Berliner Hochschule für Technik (BHT) and dear network:

Are you a student or scientist in the life sciences and thinking of starting your own company? Would you like to find out about the essential challenges, opportunities and pitfalls of founding a company? At the 10th #SeedCamp “Life Sciences” on December 18, 2023 you will have the opportunity to do so!

SeedCamp concept:
In cooperation with Technische Universität Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, University of Potsdam, Zukunftsorte Berlin, colleagues from HealthCapital Berlin-Brandenburg are presenting this unique SeedCamp at Ludwig-Erhard-Haus in Berlin . The focus is on practical knowledge transfer for scientists interested in founding a company in the field of #LifeSciences, from #Biotech to #DigitalHealth.

The event covers key topics such as financing and marketing and offers insights from experienced serial founders such as Till Erdmann in the biotech sector and the multiple award-winning TOP entrepreneur Farina Schurzfeld in the digital health sector. This will be complemented by an inspiring session from yuii Business-Training on successful presentations.
The sessions will be rounded off with a round of questions, the “Golden Hour”, in which experienced experts will support you in sharpening your start-up ideas.

🔎 Objectives:
Participants can reflect on their own start-up project, analyze its commercial potential and identify pitfalls and opportunities in the exploitation of innovations at an early stage. The speakers’ practical experience provides valuable insights.

👨‍🔬 👩‍🔬 Target group and conditions of participation:
Scientists and advanced students from the life sciences who are interested in commercialization and start-up topics are invited. Regardless of whether you are already at the beginning of the start-up process or are looking for additional inspiration for your start-up – you are very welcome.

The SeedCamp starts on December 18, 2023 at 9:30 am with a short welcome and ends at 4 pm.
Participation is free of charge. Take this opportunity to strengthen your start-up ideas! 🌐🔬

Registration and Information here.

#SeedCamp #LifeSciences #Entrepreneurship #Innovation #Startups #BHTStartupHub


5 Nov 2023

More than a Feeling: Introduction to Impact Measurement

🚀 Ready to unlock your company’s impact potential?

Join us on November 9, 2023, from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM (Online via Webex) for an exciting event by IHK Berlin:

🌱 “Making Impact Visible: The Basics of Impact Measurement” 🌱

In today’s world, measuring your sustainable /social company’s impact is essential. We’ll break it down with an amazing lineup of speakers from the Berliner Hochschule für Technik:

🔹 Introduction to hashtag#SocialEconomyBerlin with Afra Gloria Müller and Heike Birkhölzer
🔹 Data for Impact with Katharina Bruns
🔹 Social Audit with Heike Birkhölzer

It’s free to attend! Reserve your spot now through the registration form and see you there! 💥

#ImpactMeasurement #BusinessImpact #cityofimpact


20 Oct 2023

“Zukunft findet Stadt” project successfully launched with opening of the Makerspace GlasBox at BHT Campus

Innovations that are created in Berlin should also be implemented in Berlin. That is the idea behind the network of the Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin (HTW Berlin), the  Berliner Hochschule für Technik (BHT), the Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin (HWR Berlin), the Evangelische Hochschule Berlin (EHB) und the Katholische Hochschule für Sozialwesen Berlin (KHSB). Around eight million euros from the “Innovative Hochschule” funding programme are available for this. The project was launched on 17 October with a high-profile kick-off event.

“Berlin has a lot of potential. There is an incredible amount of knowledge and research here and many young people with creative ideas. The city is predestined to bring both together,” explained the project leader and Vice President of HTW Berlin, Prof. Dr. Stefanie Molthagen-Schnöring, in welcoming and introducing the project “Zukunft findet Stadt – Hochschulnetzwerk für ein resilientes Berlin”. The importance and charisma of this collaborative project was underlined by the contributions of Britta Behrendt, State Secretary for Climate Protection, Michael Biel, State Secretary for Economics and Dr. Henry Marx, State Secretary for Science and Research, with impulses and wishes from the political sphere.

The university network is to initiate projects, network people with each other, and the first prototypes are to be created. “We want to open our laboratories and make them usable for actors from civil society or for companies that have concrete questions and want to work with students on site. With a roadshow through Berlin companies, we also want to explore points of contact between science and business. After all, as Berlin’s universities of applied sciences, we are there for the city. And we want innovations that are created in Berlin to be implemented here – and to stay here,” says Molthagen-Schnöring.

The project focuses on the topics of health and climate protection. Together with partners from business and urban society, the five universities are working on urban challenges to prepare the capital region for the future. To this end, the partner universities develop and test new transfer formats and activities. The close interaction with practice strengthens the areas of third mission and transfer in the universities and consolidates the regional anchoring of the universities of applied sciences (HAW). For example, two real labs are being created as part of the project at the Berlin partners Johannesstift Diakonie Pflege und Wohnen and Impact Hub Berlin.

“The Berliner Hochschule für Technik (BHT) is also starting the Berlin-wide project ‘Zukunft findet Stadt’ with great pleasure. The great challenges of our time require an interplay of many specialist disciplines. With the physical location in the GlasBox, the BHT is creating a contact point for students and departments of the university, urban society as well as for companies and science in order to jointly identify needs and create solutions through concrete innovations,” says Dr Julia Neuhaus, President of the Berliner Hochschule für Technik (BHT).

About the funding:

The funding from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research runs for five years until 2027 with eight million euros. Around 1.2 million euros will go to project partners in industry and society. In addition, about 850,000 euros will flow into Berlin’s economy through contract awards. The universities are thus promoting Berlin’s urban society. This was preceded by a nationwide competition. 165 universities applied for the second funding round of the federal-state initiative. The selection committee chose 16 individual and 13 joint projects for funding, including “Zukunft findet Stadt”.