Berlin Landing Pad

The Australian Landing Pad @ betahaus

The Berlin Landing Pad is located at coworking space betahaus – one of Berlin’s best known locations for startups. While based at the Berlin Landing Pad you’ll be introduced to to other international startups and major German and European corporations, have access to investment opportunities and have your business nurtured to accelerate new technologies and business ideas. 

Why you should land your business in Berlin

At the Berlin Landing Pad you’ll receive:

  • introductions to mentor networks and strategic partnerships designed to drive growth. 
  • access to a community that supports Australian entrepreneurs.
  • advice and programming designed to help grow your business.
  • access to Europe's innovation and tech hub.



Michael Bingel

Landing Pad Manager Berlin

Graduating with a Dipl.-Ingenieur degree in Information Technology from Cooperative State University Stuttgart, Michael Bingel began his IT career at mobile payment startup Paybox in Frankfurt. After completing his international MBA from the Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) in 2006,  Michael joined Deutsche Telekom managing innovation projects. Michael has co-founded two startups: Klickfilm in Berlin, an in-video shopping startup and AbelAnalytics, a retail customer tracking startup. He has also worked for GoodsCloud (E-commerce SaaS), IDA AdPack (Digital-Out-Of-Home targeted advertising) and YukkaLab (financial news analysis).

Michael is a joint board member of the German Startups Association (“Bundesverband Deutsche Startups e.V.”) and supports the local startup eco-system and early-stage entrepreneurs, mentoring on lean startups, minimum viable product and technology.

Today Michael runs the Australian Landing Pad in Berlin, connecting Australian startups to European customers and investors.

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Berlin Landing Pad Alumni

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YarnLab is focused on building supporting services for Cisco technologies that include Unified Communications, Telepresence and Spark.
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Berlin success stories

"Europe is a powerhouse in advanced manufacturing with strong profitable automotive and chemical sectors. The perfect place to scale a business in advanced materials"

Shannon Notley, Founder of FlexeGRAPH, participant in the Australian Landing Pad program

Why betahaus

betahaus is a coworking space and community for people who want to work on their own projects while exchanging knowledge, ideas, and inspiration with others. betahaus aims to foster entrepreneurship, creativity, rapid prototyping and innovative product development.
 "betahaus is the go-to place in Berlin for startups and entrepreneurs –  to exchange knowledge, inspiration, and ideas, to work together and grow business. We’re excited to have Australian startups here, and to make them part of the community."

Maximilian von der Ahé, CEO & Cofounder

About Berlin

Central Europe's innovation hub

Since 2015, growth in Germany has outpaced other European tech regions including the UK, Sweden and France due to landmark funding rounds by national ventures. Germany had 46 companies among the 1,000 publicly listed companies worldwide with the highest R&D spend, and filed the largest number of patents in Europe in 2014, ranking third in the world after the US and Japan.

The birthplace of startups

With its vibrant, creative culture and extensive ecosystem of incubators and accelerators, Berlin is ideally positioned as a landing pad site for emerging Australian companies.

A 2015 EY report (PDF) found that Berlin had become synonymous with creativity and innovation in Central Europe. The city has the fastest-growing startup ecosystem in the world, with a new business founded every 20 minutes, according to a 2015 Compass report. Every year around 500 new digital technology companies start up in Berlin. The city's notable startups include Soundcloud, 6Wunderkinder, ResearchGate, Number26 and Delivery Hero.

Extensive venture capital network

Berlin has a well-established innovation ecosystem of incubators, accelerators, investment firms and angel investors with a deep understanding of supporting startups. According to Germany Trade and Invest, Berlin attracted A$2.8 billion in venture capital during 2014, with angel investors funding startups across areas like healthcare, ICT, advanced manufacturing, smart transport and energy.

Access to multinationals

Berlin's success as a startup hub has attracted attention from technology multinationals such as Microsoft and Google. Coca-Cola, Axel Springer and Deutsche Telekom have a track record of opening incubators and initiating accelerator programs to identify appropriate startups, which they then provide with intensive support over a period of time. Allianz, Bayer, BASF, BMW, Bosch, Daimler, Lufthansa and Siemens are also investing in startups.

Strong commercial ties with Australia

Australia and Germany have a solid commercial relationship based on strong investment ties – more than A$100 billion in two-way investment. Germany is also one of Australia's key science collaboration partners, with 516 active bilateral agreements between Australian and German institutions.

Gateway to the European Union

The Berlin Landing Pad will provide access to Germany – the world's fourth-largest economy and the largest economy in Europe. In addition, the Berlin landing pad will also act as a gateway for Australian startups to access a network of opportunities and locations across Europe.


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