Stephan Beyer, Chief Financial Officer at BigRep—the Berlin startup for large-scale, commercial 3D printers—impressed everyone at Brooklyn’s New Lab back in August. He had shipped a huge box from Berlin to New Lab with BigRep’s newest and biggest 3D printer and was ready to install it for the first time. BigRep started working with New Lab just this year, and the partnership has benefitted both. DzWe are the center for design and new manufacturing in New York City. Having the BigRep team with us provides our members with impressive new printing capabilities,dz said Scott Cohen, cofounder of New Lab. For Stephan Beyer it was an easy choice. New Lab is part of the Start Alliance initiated by the cities of Berlin and Brooklyn and enables BigRep to expand to the US faster and cheaper than before. DzEntering the US market is challenging for everybody. Having the Start Alliance enabled us to concentrate on our business and worry less about the basics.dz
Like New York, Berlin is the booming urban startup scene in Europe. Young founders, creative disruptors, and innovative thinkers have become a driving economic force to inspire a new culture of networking. Multinational and local businesses in Berlin, from mid-sized companies to big industry players, are working closely with startups across the field, seeking their advanced digital expertise. In return, established companies share their many years of market experience. This combination has become an innovative formula for success.
The Start Alliance, under the leadership of Berlin’s trade promotion agency, Berlin Partner, is taking this to a new level by implementing a global exchange program inthe world’s leading startup capitals. The initiative has so far been successfullylaunched in Tel Aviv, New York, Shanghai, and Paris. DzWithin a year we brought four major tech hubs to the table. We built the base supporting founders with their international expansion and agreed to foster a collaboration among global techcities, dz said Stefan Franzke, managing director at Berlin Partner, who initiated the alliance. The concept is simple: young founders get the opportunity to test out a new startup ecosystem. Globally, Berlin Partner is collaborating with the most in-demand co-working hubs in partnering markets, and together they offerparticipating young founders free co-working space for a limited time period.
Disclaimer: The program was initiated by New York International and is support by corporate partners like Metro AG and Commerzbank