Connecting startups with Deutsche Bahn

DB mindbox opens doors to exciting real-life use cases with DB experts

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Be part of our startup program

DB mindbox connects startups and Deutsche Bahn through its startup program.

We offer a unique opportunity to test and accelerate your ideas and products inside DB – with real DB data, in our real-world DB environment.

Our signature startup program is a 100 day guided program organized in batches of multiple use cases within a single focus area.
We are looking for technologies, applications, materials or business cases that have the potential to lift DB to the next level and drive the digital transformation at DB business units and organizations.

Check out the current calls section for our open calls for applications and our FAQ for more details on our program.

Further information about DB can be found at

Open Innovation is our online place to be when it comes to open innovation, open data, and your ideas for the mobility of the future. Here you can find useful information for kickstarting your project: find exciting hacks to join, get access to DB Open Data as well as APIs and present your ideas to other innovators. Get connected to the Mobility Data Community and start hacking!

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About us

Our team is united by the passion to test, develop and evaluate innovative products and services with the objective of onboarding new business partners.

Based in the heart of Berlin with offices situated right inside Jannowitzbrücke station, we open our doors wide to startups and other innovators.

We are the interface between startups and the DB organization. We help our DB colleagues from different departments to solve challenges in their daily business by introducing the latest technologies, and we support startups that are driving innovation and entrepreneurship through 100 day PoCs, open data hackathons and challenges.

Founded in 2015, DB mindbox has organized more then 18 hackathons and advised and supported more than 235 startups with their PoC, 60% of which were chosen to continue their business cooperation with DB. For more information, have a look at our success stories.

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Unser Newsletter informiert Dich über die Aktivitäten und Programme der DB mindbox, unsere Startups und aktuelle Veranstaltungen.

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DB mindbox
Deutsche Bahn AG

Holzmarktstrasse 6-9
Im S-Bahnhof Jannowitzbrücke
10179 Berlin

Feel free to get in contact with us: dbmindbox(at)