Please check if you fulfill our criteria to qualify for our program
a technology, product or service that contributes to innovation at BMW
BMW use case: Your solution (product, service, or technology) should offer a compelling use case to enhance any aspect of BMW Group’s operations, spanning divisions such as automotive, mobility services, manufacturing, IT, sales & marketing, and HR. Your solution can either originate from within the automotive industry or find applications in various other sectors.
a functional product or prototype
Your startup should possess a functional prototype or a working product that is mature enough for integration and validation within a BMW division.
a full-time team
Key positions with your startup, including CEO, CTO,CMO, and others, should be held by full-time team members.
a funding from an institutional investor
Your startup should have graduated from an equity accelerator program or have received funding from professional venture capitalists.
a legal entity
Your startup must have a legal entity status, regardless of its country or type (e.g., Inc., LLC, GmbH, etc.).
You are just a few steps away from having BMW as your Venture Client
We scout for top startup solutions worldwide to address BMW Group challenges. Begin your collaboration journey with BMW by navigating our application scouting process.
We assess your eligibility against our startup and quality criteria, including a relevant BMW use case, functional product or prototype, dedicated full-time team, institutional investor funding, and a legal entity. Our process includes product demos with interested BMW business units, as we are committed to uncovering the finest global innovations.
If a business unit expresses interest in testing your solution in a real BMW use case, we assist you through the purchasing process. You will receive an official BMW supplier number and a purchase order. Congratulations, you have just gained the BMW Group as your Venture Client.
Proof of Concept
Our team guides you and the BMW business unit through your proof-of-concept project. During this pilot project, we equip you to transition into a long-term supplier for the BMW Group. We provide education on BMW processes, assist in navigating the organization, and connect you with the right stakeholders.
If your solution proves successful, we will continue to support your transfer from the pilot to a long-term supplier contract. This marks the beginning of your journey as a valued long-term partner with the BMW Group!
We act as a matchmaker between startups and BMW business units!
Partner with us, and let's venture and excel together
Founded in 2015, we are the world’s first and leading Venture Client unit.
Each year, we assess over 1,000 startups.
We engage with startups from more than 50 countries.
On average, 30 startups complete the BMW Startup Garage program each year.
Connection is key - Over 50% of our alumni have
secured paid follow-up projects