DEEP TECH INCUBATOR

TURN YOUR IDEA INTO A HIGH-VOLTAGE BUSINESS

Voltage is an incubator program that supports early-stage ventures in the domains of manufacturing, logistics, and supply chain, brought to you by WATTx, Berlin’s deep tech company builder.

We work with domain experts and small teams that have an idea which solves well-defined, existing problems fulfilling a need in the industrial world. We are offering the opportunity to leverage our know-how and extensive Mittelstand network to get your idea off the ground and help you avoid common pitfalls in the industrial B2B space.

Our team will provide support on everything from technical development, UX research and design to business modeling and hiring.

Join us for incubation and turn your idea into a high-voltage business.

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What we offer

      • KICKSTART YOUR PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

        Our diverse and experienced team will help you with anything from UX research to building machine learning algorithms – enabling you to go from idea to working product in months instead of years. Additionally, we will help you build the team you need to scale your product in the long run.

      • GUIDANCE THROUGH THE TRICKY WORLD OF DEEP TECH

        Since WATTx started, we overcame many challenges and learned our lessons the hard way. Through Voltage, we will share those experiences with you to make sure that your journey is as smooth as possible and that you avoid spending late nights refactoring code for the umpteenth time because you missed hidden implications early on.

      • THE MONEY YOU NEED TO GET STARTED

        We help with investments from €100k to €1M, depending on your needs and the stage you are in. All of this without destroying your cap table as the equity we get depends on the valuation you get in the next funding round, because we use convertible notes for funding. Keeping you as the biggest shareholder is important for a bright future – It’s your idea, and you should be in the driver's seat.

      • GET ACCESS TO HIDDEN CHAMPIONS OF INDUSTRY

        We will leverage our network to help you get access to our trusted partners who are leaders in their fields. Having these leaders as pilot customers creates the credibility required to scale your solution quickly, increasing the likelihood of success.

      • GET HELP WITH LONG-TERM RESOURCE PLANNING

        We will help you find investors, negotiate term sheets and guide you on funding best practices. Further, we support you with any questions on scaling your business, building your core competencies and planning your key hires. In short, you will get the mentoring you need to build a sustainable competitive advantage.

      • FREEDOM TO CHOOSE THE LEVEL OF SERVICES NEEDED

        At Voltage you only pay for what you use. Perhaps you only need advisory services; or you simply want to be connected to Mittelstand companies; or you need full support in business modelling, research around your target user, prototyping and MVP development. The bottom line is, together, we will select what suits your startup idea best as we do not believe in one-size-fits-all.

    • WENEmbedded Engineer
    • CHRISTIANData Scientist
    • FRANFrontend Developer
    • MARTINManaging Director
    • VIKAUX Researcher
    • TATIANAHead of UX
  • WHAT SETS US APART

    Here, you can count on a team of over 30 specialists with all the competencies needed to research, evaluate and build deep tech companies from scratch.

    Through Voltage, you will gain full access to our knowledge and learnings, specifically from our UX strategy, venture development, human resources, data science and tech teams, This sets us apart from other incubators who focus solely on setting you up with financial, sales and legal support.