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NEXT B2B Accelerator

Access to accelerate
October 17, 2024 - February 14, 2025

Accelerate & grow

Join the NEXT B2B Accelerator and take your tech venture to the next level.

Applications open soon!

NEXT - B2B Accelerator Program

NEXT is a five-month B2B acceleration program designed to fast-track nascent ventures to reach the next level and grow by providing access to Vali and ESMT Berlin network, consisting of industry experts, entrepreneurs and investors.



Oct 7 - Feb 14


Face-to-face and virtual


Sep 15

Application deadline

Who we are looking for

We are looking for outstanding B2B tech ventures that strive to receive market and industry access to validate their technology with:

  • technology and innovation at their core
  • scalability with the potential to become a global business
  • first market validation
  • create economic, environmental and social value

What you will get out of the program

During the program, you will

  • connect to the industry network of Vali and ESMT
  • connect to investors and entrepreneurs of the Berlin startup ecosystem
  • access our co-working space and rooftop terrace 
  • access outstanding mentors and coaches
  • receive perks, such as AWS or Notion, access to co-working space and many more


  • Participation is free: your and our investment is the time we put in
  • Open to all startups globally (ESMT and non-ESMT startups)
  • First and last two weeks are in person, the remaining program is hosted mainly virtually

Vali Berlin Alumni

Senvo_JPGDisrupting the logistics industry

Senvo is a B2B SaaS solution for logistic departments across industries built by a team with more than 10+ years industry experience. Senvo automates manual processes and aggregates data, so that customers can optimize their logistic performance and spend while reducing their carbon footprint.


Vali_SEP_MarieMarie Kober - Founder at Senvo, MBA2022

"During my time at ESMT, I took a deep-dive into Berlin’s vibrant startup ecosystem. Building up a network of successful founders and partaking in ESMT’s Incubator Vali Berlin was a great source of inspiration and fueled my motivation to start Senvo."


Robbi Forest - Fire prevention with software

"We contribute to solving global challenges like wildfires by providing real-time insights for prevention using Robotics and AI. Pushing robotics and AI technology beyond the limits to solve important issues is at the core of our company." Andres Jimenez and Jhorman Perez (Co-founders of Robbi).


Focus areas

Product-market fit

NEXT B2B Accelerator Program supports tech ventures to reach product-market fit through mentoring, coaching, network and workshops from the ecosystem.


NEXT helps tech ventures to acquire their first round of financing through matchmaking with Business Angels and VCs.

Moreover, startups will receive a wild card to pitch at the ESMT Demo Day 2024. Selected tech ventures will receive stipends for resources and prizes during the program.

Founder Development

NEXT helps startups to build their internal and organizational capabilities by providing resources and connections to technology universities, workshops and expert mentorship. Additionally, coaching in venture building and focused areas like legal, marketing, product and design will be provided. 

Community Building

NEXT will provide access to the co-working space at Vali where they will connect with other tech ventures. Cohort chats will bring like-minded founders to create meaningful connections between themselves and stakeholders from the ESMT and Vali ecosystem.

Do you want to take your startup to the next level?


Baris Efe

Manager & Co-founder at Vali Berlin - Entreprenurship Hub at ESMT
+49 30 212 31 1649

Henry Sauermann

ESMT Chair in Entrepreneurship & Academic Director at Vali Berlin - Entrepreneurship Hub at ESMT

Juanita Corredor

Program Manager at Vali Berlin - Entreprenurship Hub at ESMT
+49 15158585612