Join our next cohort

Applied Data Incubator is a 6-month early-stage startup program supporting Europe-based first-time founders in gaining entrepreneurial know-how, developing their data-driven product, and launching on the German market.

Do you want to join our incubation program in Berlin that’s specifically developed for data-driven startups? In October 2022 we will welcome our second cohort into the incubator and they will benefit from our expert coaching, devoted mentors, community events, special scholarship of 2,000 Euro per month per person, free access to our coworking space at The Drivery and much more! At the end of the incubation program we will present your achievements in a special Data Day to the world. 

Apply today via our portal on F6S and you may get the chance to pitch live on stage at Data Natives in front of our expert jury. This is the gateway to joining our incubator as part of our second cohort. Discover the selection process, timeline and further details below. 


the selection process

The selection process takes place in two phases. In the first phase our team will evaluate all applications entered via F6S. This is an online platform which teams must complete in order to be considered for entering Applied Data Incubator. 

In the second phase, the top five to seven teams will be invited to pitch live on stage at Data Natives (Sept 1, 2022) in front of our leading jury. The top ranking teams will then be invited to join our program and begin in October 2022!

Data Natives is a three day conference, which is the largest of its kind in Europe, and focuses on AI and Data Science (5+ stages, 150+ speakers and 5,000 + participants). So by applying, this is also an opportunity for you to attend the conference, get connected to the data science community and other exciting companies in Berlin.

get familiar with the dates

key dates

Selection process timeline and meet up:

  • July 18: Application opens on F6S!
  • August 2: ‘Ask Me Anything’ online session (If you want to come along, this is an opportunity to meet the Incubator team and ask any questions) REGISTER HERE
  • August 5: DEADLINE EXTENSION to Thursday, August 11!
  • August 12-15: Pre-selection week (Please note we might ask you to provide more information during this week)
  • August 15: We will contact the pre-selected teams (For those selected, get ready to pitch in front of our jury at the Data Natives Conference in Berlin!)
  • September 1: Pitch and ranking order announcement
  • September 9: Deadline to confirm the participation in the program for the top teams in the ranking order
  • October 1: Begin our program!

can you join?


Applied Data Incubator is funded by the European Social Fund and the State of Berlin. 

Given that our program is 100% publicly funded, we have certain eligibility criteria that must be satisfied.

For example, you must be a resident of Berlin at the start of the program and can commit to the full length of the six-month program. 



Learn about our program and check out our eligibility criteria.


Discover our application form on F6S, prepare your answers and submit your materials.

ask me anything

Join us for an online session (Aug 2) to find out more and to ask any questions you may have.


If you satisfy the criteria and your idea inspires us, we will invite you to pitch at Data Natives, Sept 1, 2022.

jury evaluation

Experts from our partner organisations and data experts will evaluate your pitch at Data Natives.


Impress us in your application and in your pitch and begin your journey with us in October 2022!

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