Soft Landing Capital Region

An offer to university-affiliated founders and startups interested in meeting the Brandenburg/Berlin Startup Ecosystem.

Are you a pre-seed or early-stage startup wanting to check out one of the most exciting startup ecosystems of Germany?

Then the new Soft Landing Capital Region program of the Startup Service at the University of Potsdam, aimed at founding teams and early-stage startups outside of Germany from our partner institutions, is perfect for you!

Apply for an intensive, up to five-day long program around startups and scaleups looking for new markets and get to know the unique startup ecosystem of Brandenburg/Berlin. Use shared working spaces, meet stakeholders in Potsdam and Berlin, expand your network and familiarize yourself with what launching a business in Europe's most attractive startup metropolitan area looks like.


  • Interested startups and startup teams with at least 3 people from one of the partner organizations of the Startup Services of Potsdam Transfer can apply.
  • Applications should be received at least 8 weeks prior to the planned start of the program and include:
    • Letter of motivation stating your interest and expectations for your stay
    • Pitch deck
    • Short, half-page description of the project or startup idea
    • Proposed dates and length (up to 5 consecutive weekdays)
  • Travel and accommodation are not covered but we can consult you regarding funding opportunities

Alisa Fluhrer

International Partnerships Manager


Campus Griebnitzsee
Potsdam Transfer - Gründungsservice
August-Bebel-Straße 89, Haus 7
14482 Potsdam