Creating everyone’s tomorrow, today.

Make future mobility or logistics happen faster, at our Berlin-based accelerator. The next batch will begin October 2017!

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The future of mobility and logistics is being built today. It is now up to you to shake up the status quo. Powered by Plug and Play, the world’s biggest innovation platform, and Deutsche Bahn (DB), Europe’s biggest transportation company, our 100-day accelerator program provides tech startups with the resources to build their visions.

We make the future happen faster: by joining forces in Berlin, sourcing disruptive startups, prepping them for global success and – upon program completion – investing in the most promising ideas. A new era of mobility and logistics begins with Beyond1435.

Our name combines DB’s heritage with the shared mission to go forth. 1435 mm is the standard gauge when it comes to railroad tracks. That’s how DB has moved countless people and goods from start to finish. A digitized world disrupts mobility as we know it, and creates tomorrow’s standards going beyond today’s limitations.

Hey, startup entrepreneurs: Let’s get things moving!

If your tech startup is early stage but has the capacity to scale quickly, the three-month on-site program in Berlin is your next step to greatness. Let us help you bring your prototype to market and let it soar across the world.

For the next batch, we’re looking for startups with innovative technologies and high-growth potential in the mobility, logistics and infrastructure sector. This includes topics such as:

  • Smart Mobility
  • Smart City
  • Smart Logistics
  • Big Data
  • Internet of Things

Apply now

Take the fast track to an investment opportunity from DB Digital Ventures and Plug and Play.

  • €25k. How’s that for a start?

    We will fund your three months with €25k – no strings attached, no equity exchanged. By the end, you will pitch for a follow-on investment offer.

  • A world-class program to thrive:

    Regular mentoring sessions and network events will help you succeed. Build relationships within our global network to reach the ultimate milestone.

  • Tech, mobility and logistics expertise:

    Plug and Play knows how to write startup success stories. DB supports on all things mobility and logistics, such as know-how, data assets, and contacts.

  • Coworking in Berlin with potential Silicon Valley extension:

    You will work for three months on-site at DB mindbox, our inspiring coworking space, and benefit from an ongoing exchange between startups and partners.

Apply by August 31st, 2017
to start in October 2017.

  • Selection Day

    20. September 2017
  • Program Start

    mid October 2017
  • Program End

    TBD January 2018
  • Expo Day

    TBD February 2018
  • Optional: Silicon Valley

    Berlin Program

People Meet the people
who’ll help you succeed:


Birgit Bohle

Chairwoman of the Management Board
DB Fernverkehr AG


Dr. Ralph Körfgen

Chairman of the Management Board
DB Vertrieb GmbH


Antje Neubauer

Vice President Marketing
Deutsche Bahn AG


Dr. Manuel Rehkopf

Group Representative for Strategy, IT and Digitization
Deutsche Bahn AG


Markus Sontheimer

CIO/CDO & Member of the Board of Management
DB Schenker AG


Dr. Eberhard Kurz

DB Group - Deutsche Bahn AG

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Dr. Ursula Schütze-Kreilkamp

Head of Personnel Development, Group and Corporate Executives
DB Mobility Logistics AG


Mathias Hüske

CDO & Member of the Board
DB Vertrieb GmbH


Sylvia Lier

Chief Executive Officer
DB Passenger Transport


Martin Kaloudis

CIO Infrastructure / Head of Telecommunications - Transport and Logistics
Deutsche Bahn AG

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Our coworking space is located at Jannowitzbrücke, the epicenter of the vibrant Berlin startup ecosystem. The city embraces prototyping the future, thrives on bold ideas, and boasts an energy that’s hard to rival.

Any questions?
Just reach out.

For startup queries, please contact Andy Toth.

For corporate queries, please contact Sascha Karimpour.

For press queries, please contact Marius Pigulla or Kathleen Fritzsche.

Alternatively, please use the contact form for any individual inquiries.