We help you build your
automotive business


We are looking for startups…!

… with an innovative technology, product or service that can make a significant contribution to BMW Group vehicles, services, factories and systems.

… that want to demonstrate the value of their solution to the automotive industry by integrating it with a BMW Group vehicle, service, factory or system.

… that aim to become a major player in the global automotive market.


Why join?

The BMW Startup Garage is a startup’s gateway into the multi trillion dollar automotive industry. We are looking to partner and become the early adopting venture client of top startups that can make a difference to innovation @ the BMW Group.

Acquire A Top Automotive Client
Acquire a top automotive client

The BMW Group becomes your Venture Client: we buy a first unit of your technology to validate it @BMW – in our vehicles, services, factories or systems.

Retain Your IP
Retain your IP

No worries! We do not strangle you with complex contract obligations. You will retain all your Intellectual Property. There are no exclusivity obligations.

Use Cutting-edge Tools And Cars
Use cutting-edge tools and cars

Get free access to prototyping tools and (very cool) cars to build your prototype. If you offer innovations for services, factories or IT systems, you get access to these for piloting.

Learn From The World's Best
Learn from the world's best

Our best engineers will help you build your prototype. You will also learn from seasoned managers how to succeed in the automotive industry.

Build Your Automotive Network
Build your automotive network

We will connect you with those key decision makers you need to grow your automotive business – from R&D to manufacturing, purchasing and sales.

Become A Global Player
Become a global player

The BMW Group is the world’s best-selling manufacturer of premium cars – BMW, Mini and Rolls-Royce. By gaining us as your client, you are becoming a true global player.


What will you do?

Our program is your fast track into the automotive industry. It allows you to validate your solution, learn about the automotive industry and network with key decision makers.

Program modules


This module is to conduct a Proof of Concept (POC) project, like creating a prototype with our vehicles, piloting a mobility service or a system in our factories or facilities.


Here you will learn how to succeed in the automotive world. You will learn about industry dynamics and how development, manufacturing and purchasing works.


You will get linked to those people that are key to grow your business within BMW and the global automotive industry.


This module helps you gain traction for your solution by creating a compelling automotive use and business case.

Please see our program video

BMW Startup Garage 4-min

Who are we?

Gregor Gimmy

Gregor Gimmy

Founder & Head of BMW Startup Garage
Matthias Meyer

Matthias Meyer

Founder & Head of BMW Startup Garage
Maximilian Marquart

Maximilian Marquart

Lead, Startup Analysis
Ana Carolina Alex

Ana Carolina Alex

Lead, Startup Programs

Partner with BMW Group

We are looking to partner with top startups like yours!

Questions? Please see our guidelines and FAQ.

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