Why should I join?
Why shouldn’t you? Take a leap. Bring measurable change to your world. Jobs with massive salaries will always be there, but the cost of not building a company with your talent is enormous.
Do I need to bring an idea?
No, you don’t need to already have an idea before starting the program. You just need to bring your knowledge and experience gained from previous projects and research. We’ll help you bring new ideas to fruition within 6 months!
I already have an idea, a team, and revenue. Can I still join?
You can certainly apply, but only as an individual. Otherwise we suggest you approach a seed accelerator such as Y Combinator.
What happens if I don’t build a successful company at the end of the program?
At hackmind we believe failure sucks - especially if you call it failure. Contrarily, if you’re afraid to fail, then you’ll never succeed. We view failure as ‘exponential learning.’ Success is wonderful, and our goal is to provide all of the necessary tools to turn your obsession into a world changing company. However, If you complete the program without building a successful company, you still have a number of options. You could join another startup from our program or we help you develop your career elsewhere. Despite the outcome, you’ll always be part of the hackmind family!
Will my company need to stay in Germany after the program?
We encourage our participants to stay in Germany, but it is not compulsory. If basing your company elsewhere will get you the highest return for your company growth, we support this decision.
Can I participate in hackmind remotely or part-time?
No, hackmind is a full-time program based in Berlin.
Will I be provided with accommodation?
No, but we will help you with your search for accommodation.
Do you sponsor visas?
Yes, we are able to offer Visa sponsorship to all accepted particpants.
Why Berlin?
Not only does Berlin have a vibrant tech scene, but it’s very affordable and has a great quality of life. Startups from the city have been successful across the board, especially in retail, fintech, adtech and e-commerce. Berlin is a perfect location for an inaugural AI and robotics program.
Any other questions?
If you have any other questions regarding the program, send us an email at [email protected]