Our Empowerment Partners are exceptional organizations that have expertise in many fields, contribute to our network, and share our passion for innovation and collaboration.
They enrich our community and foster interaction with other specialized and innovative networks, broadening the scope of collaborative opportunities.
Berlin Riverside Studios is a unique collective of renowned artists and professionals located in Berlin’s Media Spree, right by the water, neighboring most of the industry’s leaders. Conceived by its three founding members: Martin Eyerer, Tassilo Ippenberger and Jad Souaid, Riverside Studios is a never before seen creative hub gathering under one roof top-ranked artists and experts from different backgrounds and musical genres. Riverside brings a creative mix of top-ranked artists and producers from different backgrounds and genres, pushing the boundaries to unleash new modes of music in our Creative Lab. A techno household name, Riverside Studios community has merged with Factory Berlin. They introduce local creatives to music tech and experimental collaborations dealing with AI and more.
Entrepreneur First is an international Talent Investor, which supports individuals to build technology companies. It has offices in six locations; London, Berlin, Paris, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Bangalore. Entrepreneur First pays you to find a co-founder & invests in your company. They've helped 1000+ people create 200+ companies, worth a combined $1.5bn. They seek out top technical experts to invest in and bring them together for collaboration. They bring together ambitious students and young talent from different backgrounds to start new projects.
Contact: Zefi Hennessy Holland (email@example.com)
Google for Startups
Google for Startups is a startup network of over 50 coworking spaces, startup hubs and accelerators in 125 countries with hands-on workshops and lessons for entrepreneurs. They also provide acess to Google devices, tools, workshops for the local tech community - creating new jobs and fundraising opportunities for local startup hubs.
At CODE University, learning is driven by curiosity. It is a state-recognized private university with degrees in product management, interaction design, and software engineering. You learn differently at the CODE as the project-based study paves the way to success. Nested in the Factory Berlin Görlitzer Park campus, CODE is one of the leading educational partners. With their outstanding curriculum and students they frequently collaborate with our partners and cooperate on joint projects. They strive to change and challenge the tech scene, keeping our members fresh and inspired.
ArtCenter College of Design
A global leader in art and design education, ArtCenter’s rigorous and immersive curriculum provides unparalleled access to creative influencers and industry professionals to prepare the next generation of creative leaders. With an outstanding alumni network and an immersive content, ArtCenter and Factory Berlin have partnered to produce a series of exchanges and events around design and education. With the Voices in Tech event series, they invite alumni portfolio for thought-provoking discussions.
Contact: Erin Grueber (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Beats by Dr. Dre
Beats by Dr. Dre (Beats) is a leading audio brand founded in 2006 by Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine. Through its family of premium consumer headphones, earphones and speakers, Beats has introduced an entirely new generation to the possibilities of premium sound entertainment. The brand’s continued success helps bring the energy, emotion and excitement of playback in the recording studio back to the listening experience for music lovers worldwide. Beats by Dr. Dre has elevated Factory Berlin's focus on sports, music, and innovation to the next level. They collaborate with us on the music studio, Artist in Residency program, as well as the wellbeing program. With the recently launched Waves program they create all-round audio and music content for our members.
ESCP Business School
ESCP Business School is the oldest business school in the world. Its mission is to develop the next generation of transnational business leaders, preparing them to embrace the opportunities offered by cultural diversity. ESCP Business School is a European school of management with campuses in Paris, Berlin, London, Madrid, Turin and Warsaw. Known as one of the best business schools around the world, we are thrilled to have partnered with this institution to bring their insightful content to our aspiring entrepreneurs and founders.
Sónar+D is an international congress exploring how creative minds are changing our present and imagining new futures, in collaboration with researchers, innovators and business leaders from all sectors and industries. Sónar+D is a hub of innovation, creativity and imagination. We were grateful to collaborate with Sónar+D on our first round of Artists in Residency. The artists were able to showcase in their congress in Barcelona and thereby expand their network.
The NewSchool is a state-recognized private primary school that connects yesterday's analog world with today's digital world. Founded and hosted in the Factory Berlin Görlitzer Park sits the vibrant NewSchool that provides alternative and tech-forward education to kids. It is inspiring to see these students becoming the entrepreneurs of the future.
McKinsey & Company is the leading management consultancy for top management in Germany and worldwide. McKinsey Digital helps their clients create change that matters—transformation, enabled by technology and sustained through capabilities. Sitting in the Factory Berlin Görlitzer Park is the McKinsey Digital Experience Studio. Their complex program and strategy provides many of our founders and corporates with the consulting tips to transform their companies. They continuously provide us with insightful studies and support us with our startup initiatives.
World Frontiers Forum is a cross-Atlantic bridge to thought leaders from MIT, Harvard and leading industry researchers. Whether it is the future of medicine or music, learning to see opportunity in the breathlessness of ambiguity and doubt is imperative to collective participation in the creating of tomorrow. The Forum aims to bring this learning to millions of people to promote hope and human wellness through frontier discoveries and the processes that make them possible. In 2019, Factory Berlin hosted the World Frontiers Forum and gathered thought leaders from different disciplines and nations to meet and discuss the future of human digital identity. Passionate discussion between young pioneers and speakers initiated a narrative that will travel throughout the world’s most visited museums in 2020. Their goal was to highlight the intersections of our various identities and develop a global consensus on how we approach the digital future.
ReDI School is a non-profit social enterprise that offers education to break down barriers and connect the leaders of tomorrow. We use technology to connect human potential with employment opportunities with dignity and humility. We value reliability, usefulness, care and playfulness. We have teamed up with ReDi School to provide mentorship opportunities for their students. Our community regularly volunteers at the school and participates in joint social initiatives.