What are the next steps once I submit my application? How does the startup selection process work?

  • Once you submit your application, your documents will be reviewed by the DB mindbox team. You may be asked to provide additional documents.
  • DB mindbox and the DB business units will then coordinate and select the most suitable startups based on the specific program or challenge requirements and will invite these startups to a pitch event.
  • Teams that are not selected can choose to be added to our database and may be contacted again for possible future programs or challenges.
  • Startups and their solutions will be evaluated by a jury of experts at the pitch event.
  • Startups that can win over the jury will then sign a contract for the program or challenge. You will then receive the award money and access to everything DB mindbox has to offer.