The spirit of Silicon Valley.
In the hub of mobility engineering.
This is Startup Autobahn.

Apply until January 15th, 2017 to start in March 2017 in Program 2.

About Uniting two worlds to accelerate yours

Startup Autobahn is the ultimate innovation platform that unites global startups with the unrivalled tech expertise of Silicon Valley and the best of German engineering.

Our home is Stuttgart – the birthplace of the automobile, one of the leading IP regions of the world, and a hub of business, engineering, and groundbreaking inventions.

Our namesake is the high-speed German highway – the only one in the world without a speed limit. And just like the Autobahn, Startup Autobahn is about accelerating ideas. How about yours?

Inviting tüftlers, tinkerers, and techies

For our three-month program, we’re looking for what we call “hard-tech startups”: the new builders of mobility at the intersection of hardware and software. Hungry for opportunity and bursting with ideas for prototypes, pilots or small-batch production, you are ready to enter a world of no limits. Together, we make the future happen.

Here are some of the spaces we are looking into: IoT, manufacturing, logistics, location-based services, cyber security, biometrics, natural language processing, process optimization, customer experience, and predictive analytics.

Tell us about yourself and upload your pitch deck to be part of our Program 2, starting in March 2017.

Program From idea to product
in 100 days

Our program is designed to accelerate your early-to-late stage startup by providing all the support you need to realize your vision faster. Space, tools, people, resources – you just bring the ideas. And anything is possible.

Join Program 2:
tomorrow starts now

  • Program 2 application

    Now open

    Apply now
  • Selection Day

    February 2017

  • Program 2

    March - June 2017

  • Expo Day

    June 2017

  • Potential extension in Silicon Valley

    Starting July 2017 (optional)

  • Program 3 application

    Applications open: June 2017

Our home is in the heart of automotive innovation

Stuttgart is the city of tüftlers, business leaders, and people who get stuff done. It’s well connected, close to nature, and known as one of Germany’s foodie havens.

Program 2 will be held in the middle of the campus of the University of Stuttgart at the ARENA2036, which will open its doors in January 2017. The ARENA2036 provides a first-class hardware lab, that the startups can use.

Startups Our startups in Program 1

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People A dedicated team to
help startups thrive faster

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Partners A growing network of corporate partners, in and beyond Stuttgart

Daimler, Plug and Play, the University of Stuttgart, and ARENA2036 – as the founding partners of Startup Autobahn, we believe in open doors, disruptive thinking, and the sharing of ideas, technology, and connections to help startups thrive faster.

If you like the idea of being a part of our growing community, please contact Sascha Karimpour.

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Questions? Get in touch!

Get in touch with Katharina Harres or Andy Toth.

Please contact Sascha Karimpour.

Reach out to Mona Moll (Spokesperson for Daimler Business Innovation & Future Mobility).

Or simply use the contact form for your individual inquiry.

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