Startupbootcamp Smart Transportation & Energy Berlin

About the Accelerator

Startupbootcamp Smart Transportation & Energy is the leading global startup accelerator with a focus on the connected and efficient mobility of people and goods. We provide funding, mentorship, and office space in the heart of Berlin and access to a global network of corporate partners, mentors, and investors, for up to ten selected startups across the globe.

For three months, the ten teams chosen to enter the program will work in Berlin’s Rainmaking Loft, a 1,000sqm startup hub. They will collaborate with over 150 corporate partners, mentors, and investors to build world class smart transportation & energy products.

Startupbootcamp Smart Transportation & Energy is supported by the following major global brands: Airbus, Cisco, HERE, Kuehne + Nagel, Mercedes-Benz, SBB Cargo and VINCI. These partners allow the accelerator to provide expertise, market exposure, and access to a network of company professionals that most early-stage smart transportation & energy startups would not be able to otherwise access.

The accelerator is led by Tanja Kufner. Tanja has over 20 years of experience in the areas of venture capital, management consulting, and telecommunications.


What Founders In Our Accelerator Say

Never Miss A Beat

Find out about our events, news, and more

Key Focus Areas







Why join the program?

3-Month Program

An intense 3-month program designed to support entrepreneurs scale their industry-changing technology businesses.


Expert-led sessions covering all scaling fundamentals - from business model canvas, lean methodology to fundraising

Corporate Partners

Connections to the leading corporates in your industry for pilot projects, partnership opportunities, and as customers

Global Network

Unmatched access to a global network of mentors, corporate partners, industry experts, and alumni across 40+ countries

Tailored Mentorship

Over 200 carefully selected mentors from the Smart Transportation & Energy industry who provide hands-on support and valuable introductions

Coworking Space

Free desks for your entire team in a dynamic coworking space for the duration of the 3-month program

Living Expenses

€15K in cash per team to cover living expenses during the program

Perks & Discounts

More than €500K+ in exclusive partner deals from leading technology providers such as Amazon, HubSpot, SendGrid, and others

Alumni Growth Program

Continued post-program support far after the 3-month program through annual alumni only events, deals and tailored introductions

Industry Events

Exclusive opportunities to take part in leading Smart Transportation & Energy conferences and events

Investor Access

Meet most active VCs and Angel investors in your industry from around the world

Demo Day

A day to celebrate your achievements during the program with 400+ investors, corporates, mentors and press attendees

In return, Startupbootcamp gets 6% equity in each company. We don't take board seats, and we don't get preferred shares. We strive to be the world's most useful co-founders.

Thinking about joining us?

Applications are opening up again soon! Subscribe to our monthly newsletter to keep up with the latest.

We work with a variety of startups in the field of smart transportation and energy. Find out where your company fits in below:

Screen Shot 2016-03-29 at 16.06.39

Download Shareholders Agreement


Located in a former art gallery in the heart Berlin, the Rainmaking Loft is owned and run by serial entrepreneurs and active angel investors who are passionate about the Berlin tech scene. The Rainmaking Loft is all about the people who walk in the door every day. It’s not a real estate company or a co-working space looking to fill desks. It’s about the caliber and relevance of the startups and founders that work there. The space is also home to a number of angel investors. It’s set up to run events such as Startup Weekend, hackathons, and more with a capacity of up to 400 people. Getting investors involved is a game changer for the kind of conversations and events happening at the space. As such, it creates the perfect environment for the Startupbootcamp teams moving to Berlin from all over the world. Rainmaking Loft - Charlottenstraße 2, 10969 Berlin, Germany Map

Startupbootcamp Smart Transportation & Energy Berlin Team

Alex Farcet

Alex Farcet

Tanja Kufner

Tanja Kufner

Managing Director
Elena Rueckert

Elena Rueckert

Head of Marketing & Operations
Janko Milunovic

Janko Milunovic

Dorian Lohmann

Dorian Lohmann

Program Associate
Fabio Neves

Fabio Neves

Startup Scout & EIR
Alon Brandman

Alon Brandman

Startup Scout & EIR

Questions about Startupbootcamp Smart Transportation & Energy Berlin?Contact us

Startupbootcamp Smart Transportation & Energy Berlin Mentors

Supported Locally by