17.Jan 2023

BMW Anniversary: Powerful kick-off to the 20th accelerator season

More applications than ever before. More international than ever before. The BMW Accelerator is entering its 20th round. At the kick-off of the anniversary season, the teams from Germany, Mexico and the U.S. first got to know each other virtually. This time, part of the program will also take place on-site in Mexico and the U.S. for the international teams, accompanied by the Corporate Innovation Team from German Entrepreneurship. 

For the 20th batch, nine teams from various fields and different countries have been selected by BMW for the Intrapreneurship Program. During the next 12 weeks, the intrapreneurs can expect intensive coaching sessions on entrepreneurial thinking, methodologies and skills from internal as well as external experts. As part of the “Innovation for Impact” Challenge, one of the teams will get to present their solution exclusively at this year’s One Young World Congress.   

We have never had so many applications for our Accelerator as for this season. Over the last few years, we have been able to build the program into a real brand, even beyond the Munich Headquarters. So this season, we are pleased to be able to support international teams on site as well, in order to accompany their journey from idea to MVP even more closely.”

Ullrich Reiher

Head of BMW Accelerator

Since 2018, the Corporate Innovation Team of German Entrepreneurship has been supporting the Munich-based automotive company in promoting intrapreneurship and validating the innovative ideas of its employees and developing them into a real business model

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