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We are looking for startups…!

… with an innovative technology, product or service that can significantly advance or disrupt the automotive industry.

… that want to demonstrate the value of their solution to the automotive industry by integrating it first with a BMW Group car.

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

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Why join?

The BMW Startup Garage is a startup’s gateway into the multi trillion dollar automotive industry. We offer a no-strings attached, co-development partnership, as well as a network of top automotive engineers and managers.

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 (not equity) to validate it in our vehicles.

Retain your IP
Retain your IP

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

Use cutting-edge tools and cars
Use cutting-edge tools and cars

Get free access to state-of-the-art prototyping tools, technologies and (very cool) cars to build your automotive prototype.

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.

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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

Build

This module is to build your automotive prototype. You will either refine your current automotive technology or create an automotive version of your generic solution.

Learn

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

Network

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

Sell

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

Please see our program video

Who are we?

Gregor Gimmy

Gregor Gimmy

Founder & Head of BMW Startup Garage

Matthias Meyer

Matthias Meyer

Founder & Head of BMW Startup Garage

Ana Carolina Alex

Ana Carolina Alex

Program and Community Manager of BMW Startup Garage

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Questions? Please see our application guidelines and FAQ.

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