Profile

hub:raum connects the digital startup ecosystem with Deutsche Telekom, linking tech entrepreneurs and high growth startup companies with the expert network, capital, and business opportunities of Deutsche Telekom. hub:raum offers various programs in three locations: Berlin (covering Germany and Western Europe), Krakow (serving CEE region), and Tel Aviv (Israel). Various programs range from acceleration and incubation (including seed investments) to special formats like Fit4Europe. All of these offer benefits like co-working space, mentoring, networking events and connections to Deutsche Telekom business units like partnering as well as access to customers.

 

Value Proposition

As a startup you face massive challenges and tasks. Not only are you cash-strapped most of the time, but also issues pop up without warning in need of urgent dealing. Yet, this is normal when becoming a viable company - and hub:raum helps you to do it right from the start. Our major goal is to increase your odds of success while walking this path.

Investment Strategy

Generally hub:raum can offer you four things.

Financing

We support you with a pre-seed and seed funding, the funding framework differs for the various hub:raum programs.

Co-working

We offer you a place to work and the opportunity to exchange with your peers and our expert team.

Mentoring

We bring you together with hands-on mentors and experts that support you with entrepreneurial experience and specialized know-how.

Leveraging

We enable you to pragmatically exploit corporate levers.


The Deal: we offer you all this and take typically between 10 to 15% equity in exchange. (Please note: the Accelerator program is for free - no strings attached)

Focus Areas

Please check out the areas, in which we are looking for outstanding business ideas – note that they are not comprehensive and that we are also interested in other disruptive ideas.

Internet of Things

Focus

We are looking for business ideas dealing with

  • Machine-to-machine communication and interaction
  • Platforms and solutions connecting (dumb) devices to the internet and with each other (e.g. control of home appliances via app)

Examples for existing Telekom partner activities or investments

Other examples in this area

SmartThings, Nest

Cyber Security

Focus

We are looking for business ideas dealing with innovative solutions to provide secure access and data protection on devices and in the cloud

Examples for existing Telekom partner activities or investments

Other examples in this area:

Air Patrol

Health

Focus

We are looking for business ideas dealing with

  • Digital health monitoring for (chronical) diseases
  • IT solutions to improve efficiency in the health system

Examples for existing Telekom partner activities or investments

Other examples in this area

Care.com, GoBalto, Remedy

Cloud based business solutions

Focus

We are looking for business ideas dealing with provision of cloud based software as a service solutions for SMEs and large corporations

Examples for existing Telekom partner activities or investments:

Other examples in this area

Google Analytics, Salesforce, github, Box

Customer Analytics & Big Data

Focus

We are looking for business ideas dealing with

  • Solutions to structure, analyze and use data to draw conclusions and make relevant recommendations for businesses
  • Innovative navigation and tracking solutions to bring online analytics standards to the offline world (e.g. indoor navigation/ tracking)

Examples for existing Telekom partner activities or investments

Other examples in this area

Palantir, Cloudera, Gekkoboard, Euclid

Mobile Payment & Commerce

Focus

We are looking for business ideas dealing with

  • Payment-related technologies and products
  • Mobile commerce related value added services (e.g. loyalty, couponing, PoS ordering)
  • Please note that pure eCommerce businesses are not in our focus

Examples for existing Telekom partner activities or investments

Other examples in this area

Google Wallet, Paypal, Shopkick, Groupon Now, Square

TV, Video & Multi Screen

Focus

We are looking for business ideas dealing with Solutions to make TV and video content available anywhere, anytime, on any device Content and solutions to enhance the consumer experience Interactive TV apps, recommendation engines and innovative features around TV and video

Examples for existing Telekom partner activities or investments

 

Other examples in this area

Watchever, Magine, Hulu

Telecommunication & Connectivity

Focus

We are looking for business ideas dealing with next generation communication and connectivity services replacing or enhancing traditional solutions

Examples for existing Telekom partner activities or investments

Other examples in this area

WhatsApp, Skype

Who we are looking for

  • Excellent team of 2 to 4 founding members
  • An outstanding, scalable idea
  • Passion, energy, and commitment to get it realized
  • A capital company, found or to be found soon
  • Business area: please check with our focus areas above

Pitch-ready folks can apply here.

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