Techstars, the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed, today announced a new partnership with BSH, one of the leading home appliance manufacturers worldwide, to bring a new mentorship-driven accelerator program to Munich, Germany: BSH Future Home Accelerator Powered by Techstars. Techstars has a long history in Germany, dating back to our first Techstars Startup Weekend in 2010. This is the fifth Techstars Mentorship-driven Accelerator program in Germany, following successful accelerator programs in Berlin.
BSH and Techstars are looking for innovative startup companies from around the globe that will bring pioneering technologies to change the way digital consumers live, cook and do housework, especially in the heart of the future home – the connected kitchen. The companies will be supported throughout the Techstars Mentorship-driven Accelerator program with educational content and by a team of mentors who bring subject-matter expertise, business connections and access to resources.
BSH is one of the world’s most successful home appliance manufacturers, with global brands like Bosch, Siemens, Gaggenau, and Neff and have established industry leading standards through BSH Home Connect technology. The selected companies will benefit from BSH experience and knowledge, as well as an installed base of more than a million connected home appliances.
Applications for the accelerator open on July 23rd 2018 and the program kicks off in Munich, Germany in February 2019. Startups interested in applying should review the Application Toolkit.