What startups are we looking for and what are the Must Haves to partner? BMW use case: Your solution (product, service or technology) has a compelling use case to improve a product, service, business or process at any BMW Group Division: Automotive, Mobility Services, Manufacturing, IT, Sales & Marketing and HR. Your solution can originate from or be applied in any other industry. Functional product or prototype: Your startup has a functional prototype or working product. Prototypes must be mature enough to be integrated and validated in a BMW Division. Full-time team: Main positions (CEO, CTO, CMO, etc.) of your startup are held by full-time employees. Maturity and funding status: Your startup has graduated from an equity accelerator or has funding from a professional venture capitalist. Legal entity: Your startup must be a legal entity (of any country and type, such as Inc. , LLC, GmbH, etc.).