Built by founders, for founders. We help you connect, grow and build impactful businesses.

 

Crafted support for deep tech & AI visionaries

There’s no cookie-cutter path to success. That’s why we’re here, offering personalized support that aligns with your unique journey.

Leveraging our vast networks at Silicon Allee and Fraunhofer’s Heinrich Hertz Institute, we’ll connect you with the resources, mentors, and opportunities vital for your success.

Our portfolio

Since 2011, our mission has been to bring passionate people together to help them build awesome businesses.

From 2019 to 2023 we supported 25 impact-focused businesses, and over 60 founders grow from an idea to launch through our Berlin Founders Fund. With the support of the non-equity funding and the daily advice from our network. They have raised over €50M to date.

Same team, amplified resources.

The Silicon Allee team has joined forces with Fraunhofer’s Heinrich Hertz Institute to create a groundbreaking venture building division from scratch.

This collaboration combines our wealth of experience from the Berlin Founders Fund with increased capital, expanded resources, and unrivaled access to some of Europe’s foremost deep tech researchers. ⚡️

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But, what even is deep tech? For us it’s…

Artificial Intelligence

Unleashing the potential of AI to reshape industries and drive forward groundbreaking solutions.

Vision & Imaging Technologies

Pioneering advancements in virtual reality and imaging technologies to redefine how we experience the world.

Wireless Communication and Networks

Leading the charge in the evolution of wireless connectivity, including the development of 5G and the exciting future of 6G.

Video Communication and Applications

Transforming the way we connect, communicate, and collaborate through cutting-edge video technologies.

Photonic Networks, Systems, and Components

Forging the future of high-speed data transfer, innovative sensors, and photonics.

…other moonshot ideas 🔭

Don’t feel limited by these categories. If you’re building something truly groundbreaking we’d still love to hear about it.

 
You’re a deep tech startup team

Acceleration 🚀

You’ve already formed your dream team, built an MVP and maybe even raised a little funding. We’re here to take your deep tech startup to the next level. From research and innovation to market disruption, we provide you with the resources, expertise, and connections you need to thrive. You’ve got the drive, and we’ve got the rocket fuel. Ready to launch?

This full-time program is for 1 year, with possibility of extension to 2 years.

 

Accelerate your growth  Join our full-time program where we’ll refine your business model, maximize your growth potential, and secure the funding you need to thrive.

Sleek workspace A stylish office space for you and your crew, just a stone’s throw from Tiergarten.

Financial support  From €300 – 700k in kind investment. Incl. pay checks for 3 team members for up to 2 years.

New improved terms – Founders get 100% ownership. Fraunhofer only takes 10 – 20% virtual shares.

Personalized guidance Hands-on support from our stellar squad throughout your journey.

Mentorship and expertise  Unlock a treasure trove of mentors and expertise to supercharge your startup.

Cutting-edge tech Lasers, supercomputers, and robot dogs! If you crave nerdy toys, we’ve got you covered—or we can build them! 🤖

Are you a deep tech investor?

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