Frequently Asked Questions


You can apply for the REAKTOR.BERLIN program if all of the following requirements are met

  • Your project is creative, knowledge-based or technology-oriented
  • You currently reside in Berlin or plan to move to Berlin
  • You haven’t received any public grants yet (EXIST or Berlin Startup Stipendium)
  • If your business is already registered, it is not older than 3 months before your application to this program
  • The (future) founding team consists of at least 2 people
  • You can attend the program full-time (for 6 month)

If you meet the requirements, you can apply via our online form. After a pre-selection, you might receive an invitation for the Selection Day. The selection will be organized in the form of a 5 minute-pitch followed by „speed dating“ with our mentors from our ecosystem.

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Reaktor.Berlin is a 6 month-program for pre-seed startups based in Berlin including workshops, coaching, mentoring, peer-to-peer learning sessions and networking events. Besides monthly financial support of 2.000 €, you will acquire methodologic skills, practical tools to develop your project, advice from experts and support from experienced mentors. Moreover and it’s maybe the most valuable contribution: you will learn from other founders and build strong and sustainable relationships with them.

Yes. To be eligible, your startup will have to be registered in Berlin. If you have already founded your company somewhere else but Berlin, you would need to move it to Berlin. Please keep in mind, that the company must not have been registered more than 3 months before your application.

Single founders cannot join the program. Our program aims to promote and support teamwork. We look for great, balanced teams who have complementary skills.

We offer you free desks in our coworking space in the heart of Berlin (Brunnenviertel). All workshops, coaching sessions and networking events will take place on site.* Your attendance is mandatory.

*In case any special regulations apply due to COVID 19 events will be held online.

No. The REAKTOR.BERLIN program cannot be combined with any other startup grants such as the „Gründungszuschuss“ or benefits from the Employment Agency (Arbeitsagentur).

If you or any members of your founding team have previously received EXIST or the Berlin Startup Scholarships, you or your co-founder(s) cannot attend the program.


Yes. You are allowed to apply a second time. Please keep in mind, that your company is not supposed to be founded longer than 3 months ago. Just take a look at our other requirements!

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