ChallengeUp! - joint IoT Accelerator with Cisco and Intel

Challenge Up! – Find a way or make one

We are happy to announce today (at the Mobile World Congress) the joint Internet of Things (IoT) accelerator  “Challenge Up!” by Cisco, Deutsche Telekom and Intel  that offers it’s program to early-stage startups from Europe, Middle East and Africa.

The main objective of this program is to help innovative IoT/IoE startups to go-to-market faster through joint projects, mentoring, high-value networking and corporate assets. Selected companies may also receive strategic investments and support commercializing their product or service for global markets.

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Published on Tuesday, March 3, 2015

WANTED: Wearables Startups

We are organizing another bootcamp-like Event, i.e. the Wearables Innovation Network on December 1st in Bonn.

It's going to be a pitch & partnering event - dedicated to solutions around the Wearables sphere. No pitch-event without early-stage startups, so we are looking for teams from all over the world, dealing with Connected Car, Connected home, Health and Fitness. Apply here.

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Published on Thursday, October 23, 2014

NEWS: Salonmeister acquired by Wahanda

Congratulations to Salonmeister: they have just announced their aquisition by european marekt leader Wahanda.

Salonmeister was the 3rd team to partcipate in our incubation program.

We are very proud of the Salonmeister team and very excited about this latest developement.

That's what TechCrunch had to say: click here

and Gruenderszene.

Read the press release here:


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Published on Friday, October 10, 2014

Berlin office space looking for new inhabitans

As you know, next to our incubator program (seed-investment, etc.) we are also offering co-working space (and other perks like workshops, mentoring, etc.) to selected startups. Our dear startup Videopath, which made use of this offer, is moving on to their next endeavor and therefore we are looking for YOU:

Who are YOU?

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Published on Monday, August 18, 2014

From Accelerator alumni to partner

As you might remember, Accelerator participant codeship, raised this April 2.6 M $ in a Series A round. And the codeship story goes on: we have just closed a partner deal with the successful startup, offering hub:raum startups a free subscription of the Continuous Delivery Service for the first 3 months. Learn more about codeship and the partner deal here.

We can't wait for the next update - rock on, Moritz & Co!

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Published on Monday, August 18, 2014

What metrics investment managers are looking for in your Pitch...

.... and how to get there

by Florian Steger, Senior Investment Manager and Fabian Wiktor, Investment Analyst


Many of you might have never wondered, why we request KPI’s, market data and many more metrics in your pitches. It’s just clear that they need to be in there – investors want to see them! But do you really know why and which in particular we want to read in your pitches? No? Then let’s get to the bottom of it. Right now!

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Published on Tuesday, June 10, 2014

The 10 +1 Slides we want to see in your Pitch-deck!

The 10 +1 Slides we want to see in your Pitch-deck!

by Christian Renner, Investment Manager and Fabian Wiktor, Investment Analyst

As Investment Managers we get to see a dozen new pitches everyday – either on paper or in person…and to be honest, not all of them really make us happy. Therefore we thought it’s time to give you all some hands-on tips on how to create a great pitch deck that will totally nail it and get you in the best possible starting position.

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Published on Monday, April 28, 2014

Meet the IoT-Teams

BERLIN Next week were are organizing our first Internet-of-things-Bootcamp, where we connect 13 awesome IoT-Startups to Deutsche Telekom and investors. Learn more here.  (You should also read the article about the bootcamp, and why we are doing this on Silicon Allee.)

If you are wondering, who these 13 awesome startups are, then go ahead and check them out - we certainly can't wait to meet them:


Smart Home, Consumer Electronics & Hardware:

Keecker, France

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Published on Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Accelerator Alumni Codeship raises 2.6m $

This is a great day for hub:raum Accelerator Alumni Codeship: the Austrian team that offers a Development-as-a-Servive-Platform, announced today, that it has raised $2.6 million in Series A from Sigma Prime Ventures, Boston Seed Capital’s and Devonshire Investors.

Read more about the funding here.

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Published on Thursday, February 13, 2014

hub:raum Events in the next weeks

Here you go - the next weeks events that will happen @hub:raum Campus: (to be updated soon)

06.02.2014/ 7.00 pm/ Stacktrace - the new event series for Developer, CTOs, etc. (hosted by hub:raum)

07. - 09.02.2014/ Geeklist #hack4good 0.5 Global (hosted by hub:raum)

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Published on Thursday, January 30, 2014

Eighth investment Contiamo moves to hub:raum

The business intelligence firm Contiamo marks the eighth startup that hub:raum has assisted. Contiamo's product can be deployed quickly and conveniently in many of the typical instances where BI systems facilitate operative and strategic decision-making; the product can also grow as needed through its customized extensions.


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Published on Monday, January 27, 2014

hub:raum Events in the next weeks

Hey all,

as you might know, we are hosting several events and workshops. Since we don't have an integrated event calender (YET), her a first overview:


QS Meetup: Show and Tell #5


Workshop 'Achieving your goals' with Rivka Halbershtadt


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Published on Friday, January 10, 2014

Last chance: win a trip to SXSW

Your pitch for the SXSW!

Berlin Partner, Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH, organizer of the infamous Berlin Music Week, and the Senatsverwaltung für Wirtschaft, Technologie und Forschung (Senate for Economy, Technology and Research) are putting this year’s Berlin-Brandenburg delegation to the SXWS in March together… and are looking for Berlin’s freshest startups.

Do you want to be part of the delegation in Austin/Texas, represent Berlin and its start-up eco-system in the “German Haus”, meet investors, potential partners and show off at the “Berlin Start Up Corner”?

Then pitch to us, why YOU think, that you and your startup should go.

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Salonmeister receives 7-flag funding round

Berlin-based startup Salonmeister has received funding in seven figures. Salonmeister is a cloud-based software-as-a-service provider for appointment management and CRM for beauty services – such as hairdressers, beauty salons, day spas and massage studios, cosmetics studios and more. Salonmeister is the German market leader in the area of appointment booking for hairdressers, beauty and wellness.

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Published on Monday, December 16, 2013

Blinkist secures follow-up financing

hub:raum Berlin's first Investment Blinkist announced last week a six-figure follow-up investment. Blinkist offers non-fiction book summaries, so-called Blinks, to those short on time.

The round was lead by IBB Beteiligungsgesellschaft-managed VC fund Kreativwirtschaft Berlin along with MGO Digital Ventures GmbH. Holger Seim, founder and CEO of Blinkist said, that Blinkist will use the funding round to increase its content offering, create more platforms and quickly build a critical mass in its most important markets - with the US market, being the major target.

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Published on Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Demo Day Live Stream

You can’t make it to our hub:raum Accelerator Demo Day, but you would love to see the pitches? Then be there: and follow our livestream! The livestream will begin on 28th November at 4 p.m.

Should you have problems viewing the player see the livestream here.

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Published on Tuesday, November 26, 2013

qLearning: startup Nr. 7 @hubraum Berlin incubator

The qLearning team is the seventh startup to move to hub:raum, Deutsche Telekom's incubator. The company's five founders were still students when they got started in February 2012. Their app turns a smartphone or tablet PC into a mobile tutor that helps students study for exams. The free app currently offers more than 50 courses in the areas of economics and engineering at 13 universities in Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands.   The team (from left): Lukas Murmann, Korbinian Weisser, Jonas Hoffmann, Felix Klühr, Silviu Apostu  

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Published on Wednesday, October 16, 2013

#hubacc2 kicking it off

Please meet the second class of the hub:raum Accelerator Program: we are very happy to have these 7 fantastic teams on board!

easyID: Similar to how PayPal transformed payments, easyID will transform the way we prove identity online. Offering users a secure digital passport, easyID will add much needed trust to online transactions.

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Published on Thursday, October 10, 2013

Mighty-Office closes first seed round

Startup Mighty-Office, one of the graduates of the hub:raum Accelerator class #1, announces first financing round. Please read the press release below.

Mighty GmbH today announced that a new shareholder - Zurich-based Dennis Rubner - made a seed capital investment in the company. A German/Swiss citizen with extensive executive experience in the telecommunications and media sector, Dennis will also partner with majority investor and founder Alexander de Greiff in developing the company's footprint outside Germany.

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Published on Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Solarbrush at hy!Berlin Competition

Congratulations to hub:raum Accelerator start-up Solarbrush: they were chosen to pitch at hy!Berlin Startup Competition this Saturday in the category 'Hardware'. Solarbrush develops and builds robots for the cleaning of solar generators. It’s an exciting week for Solarbrush: right now they are presenting at the 'World Future Energy Summit' in Abu Dhabi. That’s certainly a good training for Saturday’s competition! Good luck, Ridha!

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Published on Tuesday, January 15, 2013


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