The Open Innovation Cycle is a program especially build for digital and scalable business ideas. The three-month cycle supports you in creating validated and market-ready value propositions and business models from your ideas or already existing business models - it doesn't matter whether you start with an idea or are already in the pre-seed phase! And best of all: your coaches are founders!
Nobody will be let alone! You will use your new skills to advance your project in a group of up to five other startups. In cycles, you discuss your projects and procedures together and thus tap into the swarm intelligence.
If you are unsure whether your project already or still fits into the program, simply contact us. Our experience shows that most projects can be supported by our program - regardless of their maturity.
The program starts for you in the idea phase and accompanies you over three months until the pre- or seed phase. The Open Innovation Cycle provides you with startup-relevant skills, such as state-of-the-art startup methods, and mentors to develop your project. You will learn to form the crucial hypotheses and how to test them. You'll gain the know-how to develop your startup quickly and with minimal resources. During the program we will provide you with industry experts who will discuss your project with you.
By the end of the cycle, you will have an initial company vision, a first marketable business model and have developed a minimum viable product. We will put you in touch with experts who will give you valuable feedback and contacts for your progress. Perhaps we will also find your first investors together. With the skills you have learned, you can continue your startup journey well prepared and have the tools for a digital and scalable project at hand.
With our help, you can also prepare for participation in an incubator, accelerator (e.g. ESA BIC) or the Starthaus coaching program. We also support you, for example, if you want to prepare the content of your project for EXIST funding. You will receive the EXIST application and the corresponding advice from our cooperation partner BRIDGE .
The Open Innovation Cycle provides you with state-of-the-art startup methods as well as experts and mentors to further develop your business model. Together with you, we check your business model for validity and derive the necessary next steps.
You will get the know-how how to develop your business model fast and with low resources. During the program, we will put you in touch with industry experts who will discuss your project with you.
Depending on your starting point and objectives, you will complete the Open Innovation Cycle after 3 months with a marketable, investor-ready business model or MVP. At the end, you can present your project to a panel of experts who can provide valuable feedback and contacts for your advancement. Maybe we will even find the first investors together. With the skills you have learned, you can continue your project in a structured way and have the tools for expanding your digital and scalable project at hand.
Within 12 weeks, you will develop your project or existing business model (according to SCRUM) together with up to four other startup teams. You will not only benefit from the knowledge, the network and possible resources of the other teams, but you will also be individually supported in various 1:1 coaching sessions and accompanied on a weekly basis.
Participation in the Open Innovation Cycle begins with the One-Day Incubator - currently two exclusive half-day workshops - as a kick-off. Depending on your situation, your vision, strategy, elevator pitch and business model will be examined closely. Together with you, we define the starting point and goal of the cycle and determine the resources you need.
We continue with the SCRUM training. In another half-day workshop, we will show you agile startup methods and you will learn how to apply them to your project.
Now you are prepared to participate in the Open Innovation Cycle until the end of the 12 weeks. Every three weeks you will meet with up to four other start-ups and the coaches. Here you will do an agile work planning, supported by experienced coaches. You will exchange ideas in your Start-up Cycle and thus learn from each other and find the best approach for your success. Through the open exchange in the group, mutual synergies should be made usable and new perspectives on your own approach should be shown.
In the middle of the cycle, a midterm pitch awaits you. In this closed-shop format you will receive exclusive feedback from experts that we invite specifically for you. Building on this knowledge and contacts, you can continue to work in a targeted manner.
At the end, we address your specific needs by connecting you with potential pilot customers, mentors, investors or future employees. In this way, we want to facilitate the smoothest possible transition from incubation to acceleration of your idea.
Participation is open to anyone who...