Berlin Startup Academy

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Berlin Startup Academy (BSA) is Berlin’s boutique, independent Startup Accelerator. In a 3-month, 2 day/week program involving 60+ of Berlin’s most experienced CEOs and investors, BSA helps to turn an idea into a startup and to bring entrepreneurial drive to your enterprise. You join as a guy with an idea and you leave as the CEO of your own company.


Unlike other Berlin accelerators, BSA accepts founders who may or may not yet have a complete team or prototype, helping you with team completion, idea evaluation, and access to the Berlin ecosystem. BSA provides them knowledge for every single stage of a startup: Prototyping, Product fit, Business planning … Market entry & Marketing – every semester we´re happy to mentor the new graduates in topics such as Media strategy, Community building and Content marketing.


Being sort of THE old hand of the Berlin startup ecosystem, BSA founder Christoph Raethke is advisor, friend & family (honestly like a brother and sometimes “annoying” as only a father can be) at the same time. Starting his first (unsuccessful) startup in `99, he´s one of the most experienced and well-connected players in Berlin´s digital scene.

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