Labs

TOGETHER WE BUILD GREAT IOT COMPANIES

At Next Big Thing AG we create IoT solutions and businesses to accelerate Internet of Things. Embracing the full potential of the connected world, we continuously seek solutions to bring transformation across industries and borders. We strongly believe that the model of a company builder is the most suitable for nurturing IoT ventures as it tackles major challenges specific to IoT, such as high up-front investment, long product development process and the technological challenges.

Building successful IoT companies requires tailored nurturing, solid technical support, seed funding and corporate partnerships, and that’s where we help. NBT Labs supports entrepreneurs throughout the entire validation process. Initial research unearths the greatest challenges industries face today, we then work together to find solutions to these challenges. Once we have distilled the greatest ideas, we build. Founders and entrepreneurs come in with an idea and come out with the finished pre-certified hardware product.

Space Academy

Space Academy is a new program consisting of a series of customised mentoring and expert sessions for entrepreneurs and early stage startups in the IoT space. With rolling admissions and bespoke content to fit your needs – from two weeks to two months!



ENTREPRENEURS

We run Next Big Thing AG on the belief that great companies are built by great people who are given the trust to start doing what they do best. Whether you have a business idea or not, working together with NBT means validation of the business case at a speed. We work together with founders, who aim to transform entire industries with a tremendous capabilities of IoT technology. Consider NBT as a platform to realise your dream.

Share your profile and ideas with us. We are constantly searching far and wide for Venture Developers to bring on board.

Apply with your CV here!

 

 

STARTUPS

Besides partnering with individual founders and together building new ventures at NBT, we also invest in strong teams and promising IoT business cases in Energy, Health, Real Estate and Transportation. In particular, we are looking for:

Pre-prototyping stage & prototyping stage
Business-oriented team in need of technical support
B2B and B2B2C business models.

Besides atractive IoT business cases we look for startups developing enabling technologies to complement our NBT Tech Stack like wireless connectivity, technologies (e.g. LoRa, 6LoWPAN, NB-IoT, WiFi, BLE…), security and cryptography, protocols, operating systems and cloud solutions.

Apply with your pitchdeck here!

Regardless the stage of your idea or startup you start working together with the core team from day one.

We walk together with you through the toughest moments by helping you with:

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    Technology

    We take the lead in the tech development of your product and build it with the proven NBT Tech stack together with exceptional software and hardware developers. You profit from the experience of our experts. The product development process shrinks from year(s) to 6-8 months with NBT.

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    Funding

    While you are focusing on your business case, Next Big Thing AG takes care of seed funding for your venture. We raise up to 250K in the seed round and support you with bridging investment.

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    Partnerships

    Search for new opportunities within our partner network in Germany and Europe. Build relationships with corporates and technology providers.

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    Culture

    We work together in the spacious co-working space in the heart of Kreuzberg, Berlin. Besides office space, you have access to our maker space and prototyping facilities. Finally, you become a part of our culture, celebrating entrepreneurship and innovation.

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