Applications are open to join the BSH Future Home Accelerator Powered by Techstars! The program will start on January 27, 2020 and end with a Demo Day on April 23, 2020. Applications close on October 13, 2019. You can start your application now, and keep reading for more information about meeting with us and hearing from our alumni.
The way we live in our homes is changing at a fast pace. From delivery services bringing your grocery at your front door, to new digital products helping you to manage your nutrition, well-being, family organization, wardrobe or to design your future kitchen, our lives are becoming increasingly smarter and efficient, allowing us to become the “CEOs of our lives” have more free time to spend with our beloved ones. New trends are also on the rise, such as co-living, sustainable living, creating new business opportunities for founders. Last but not least, AI and IoT already has its imprint on our lives – from voice assistants to new ways of cooking with smart appliances.
BSH, Europe’s No. 1 in Home Appliances known for brands such as Bosch, Siemens, Thermador and Neff, partnered with Techstars to create an accelerator specifically targeting entrepreneurs challenging the way we live in our homes.
The BSH Future Home Accelerator is looking for companies building new digital products for the home, new appliances and solutions defying the status quo of how we live, cook, and take care of our loved ones. An accelerator program designed for digital, hardware and B2B solutions as well.
You don’t need to have an IoT product to apply – we love purely digital services. As a matter of fact, our last class featured a recipe platform, a mindful nutrition app and a fulfillment system, reordering your home’s repetitive essentials – among other digital services companies.
This year we are also looking for startups which can improve and digitize core processes of manufacturers like BSH – the leading manufacturer of home appliance in Europe – in production, supply chain management, sales, marketing and customer service experience.
Founders appreciate and value our work. Here is what some are saying about our program:
“The accelerator experience with the Techstars BSH Future Home program was intense, rapid, and provided huge education and growth benefits for our company, our team, and our product. We received compressed years of learning, just in a few months, which would have been impossible for us to accomplish by ourselves. Besides perfect mentoring, active support, and network development, we also became part of a family. The program is a must for innovative and future driven companies which are active in the field of improving life and enriching the experience of the future home.” Harry Novic, CEO of ROCKY.AI
“Amazing community, strong network, a lot of learning.” Csaba Gasparik, CTO of ate
“The mentorship, community and network are amazing. I’ve met amazing Techstars contacts, even after the program, who have been SO incredibly helpful. Exceeded our expectations!” Akshita Iyer, CEO of Inirv
“I was really impressed with the whole program, although I am just getting around to the point where I can start taking advantage of the network (there is a lesson there, I am more than happy to share). I hope the Techstars for Life mantra holds true, and then I will be even more impressed :). Looking forward to the next months, years… both receiving and giving back as I can. #givefirst. ” Tom Kiss, CEO of ate
“You’re billed as the best business accelerator and informed us that we were one of the chosen few during the first MD presentation. Every part of the programme then ensured that such a group received the highest quality advice and opinion. I am finding the alumni network to be extremely beneficial also.” Thomas Cooper, CEO of Pantri
We are holding office hours in Munich, Tel Aviv, Amsterdam, London, and remotely through whereby.com. If you’d like to meet with us, please check out the date and times below, and fill out this meeting request form.
Remote through appear.in: September through mid-October
Munich: September through mid-October
Tel Aviv: September 16-19th
Amsterdam: September 25-28th
London: October 7-8th
Ready to apply? Get started now. Applications close on October 13th! Take 30 minutes to listen to our webinar about the program.