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Creating everyone’s tomorrow, today.

Make future mobility or logistics happen faster, at our Berlin-based accelerator. Next batch application coming soon.

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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 first program batch, we’re focusing on Smart City tech, such as:

  • Blockchain
  • Mobility algorithms
  • Integrated mobility products
  • Deep Learning in a mobility context
  • Changing usage of stations and mobility hubs
  • Identification and security for moving goods and people

Find out more

By the way: DB is also looking for future maintenance startups for a rail-oriented batch. Check out the program.

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

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    €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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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 March 12th, 2017
to start in April 2017.

  • Selection Day

    05. April 2017
  • Program Start

    24. April 2017
  • Program End

    24. July 2017
  • Expo Day

    TBD July 2017
  • Optional: Silicon Valley

    After
    Berlin Program

People Meet the people
who’ll help you succeed:

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Marius Pigulla

New Digital Business
Deutsche Bahn AG

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Anne Hauptmann

Startup Relations
Deutsche Bahn AG

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Kathleen Fritzsche

Accelerator Director
Plug and Play Germany

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Brittany Salas

Operations Manager
Plug and Play Germany

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Andy Toth

Investment Director
Plug and Play Germany

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Ann Kathrin Stärkel

Ventures Associate
Plug and Play Germany

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Sascha Karimpour

Managing Director
Plug and Play Germany

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Saeed Amidi

CEO & Founder
Plug and Play Tech Center
Plug and Play Germany

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Candace Widdoes

COO
Plug and Play Tech Center

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Birgit Bohle

Vorsitzende des Vorstands
DB Fernverkehr AG

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Dr. Ralph Körfgen

Vorsitzender der Geschäftsführung
DB Vertrieb GmbH

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Antje Neubauer

Vice President Marketing
Deutsche Bahn AG

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Stefan Klenke

Global Head of M&A
Deutsche Bahn AG

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Dr. Manuel Rehkopf

Group Representative for Strategy, IT and Digitalization
Deutsche Bahn AG

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Mathias Hüske

Geschäftsführer Digital Business und Chief Digital Officer
DB Vertrieb GmbH

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Steli Efti

CEO
Close.io

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Nicholas Goubert

VP Product
HERE Open Location Platform (OLP)

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Michal Jirasek

CEO
Gamified Startup / Founderscope

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Jakob Freund

Co-founder and CEO
Camunda

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Frank Karlitschek

Director
Nextcloud

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Helmut Ramsauer

Managing Partner
SPINPARTNERS

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Fabian Leipelt

Associate
WestTech Ventures

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Christin Friedrich

Director
Innovestment GmbH

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Charlie Hilton

Head of Marketing
Plug and Play

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Benjamin Föckersperger

Founder
Jackpot.de, 4xPlatform.com, gamify-now.de

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Gesa Gudd

Coaching & Financing
bwcon

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Dirk Lehmann

Innovation Facilitator & Business Developer
Stuttgart/ Dubai

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Christoph Burger

Dean ESMT
Mentor to Climate KIC Accelerator and GTEC Accelerator

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Dominik Tobschall

Early-stage VC
Target Partners

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Karl Krainer

Founder
Gendankenfabrik

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Michael Brehm

Partner
Redstone

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Samuli Sirén

Managing Director
Redstone

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Thomas Andrae

Co-Founder, Chief Strategist
Atom Leap

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Till Achinger

Director Digital Communications
STADA Arzneimittel AG

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Willem Bulthuis

Global High-Tech Executive, Board Advisor, Business Angel, Investor

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Niklas Raberg

Investment Manager
High-Tech Gründerfonds

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Mark Hoffmann

CEO
Gründerszene

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Martin Kaloudis

CIO
Infrastructure / Head of Telecommunications - Transport and Logistics DB AG

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Sylvia Lier

Chief Executive Officer
DB Passenger Transport

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Richard Süselbeck

Developer Advocate
HERE

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Sascha Karstädt

Director
Founder Institute Berlin and Angel Investor

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Stephan Wirries

Principal, VC Investor
Ventech Paris

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Stefan Rothlehner

Co-founder and CPO
Foodora

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Christoph Sollich

The Pitch Doctor

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Marlen Klaws

Professional Design Thinking consultant

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Dr. Eberhard Kurz

CIO
DB Group - Deutsche Bahn AG

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.