At Next Big Thing AG we create IoT solutions and businesses to accelerate Internet of Services and continuously seek for solutions to bring transformation across industries and borders, embracing the full potential of the connected world already today. While appreciating every single minute of time, we are running through the product discovery process, define an MVP and test it within months. NBT Labs supports newly created ventures throughout the entire validation process. The founders come in with an idea and come out with the finished pre-certified hardware product.
We strongly believe that the model of a company builder is the most suitable for nurturing IoT ventures as it illuminates major barriers, such as high up-front investment, long product development process and technological challenges. Clearly, successful IoT companies require tailored nurturing system, solid technical support, seed funding and corporate partnerships.





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; the next disruption after digital revolution. Consider NBT as a platform, where you create your future 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!




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.

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

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    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.