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"As a strong digitization partner, we think outside the box. Our TechBoost Startup Program offers great, innovative solutions to our business customers."

Klaus Werner
Management Business Customers
Telekom Deutschland GmbH

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The innovation boost for your corporate

Stay competitive through agile, digital and innovative business processes. TechBoost, Deutsche Telekom's startup program, connects companies with tech startups to grow sustainably together. Find the perfect business match for your digitalization challenge and use the network for new growth.


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Discover the digital, sustainable future with us. Together with start-ups, we show companies the opportunities offered by technologies in sustainability, connected business, the future of work and security. Find out how innovative technologies such as ChatGPT are already being used successfully today using concrete application examples.

Innovation workshop

As a corporate innovation partner, we conduct innovation workshops with you. This allows you to get to know your core competencies and develop growth strategies. You select the most suitable start-up solutions for your current challenges from a pre-selection made by us. In a workshop moderated by us, they present themselves and a decision is made on further collaboration. The appropriate innovation is then tested in a joint proof-of-concept.

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Find the perfect business match. Companies define their individual “challenge” and our partner management team puts together suitable start-up solutions. With the digital matching platform TechBoost Connect, this can also be done digitally. We accompany companies on their individual digitalization journey - from the implementation of innovation workshops to the development of proof of concepts.

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How does matchmaking work on TechBoost Connect?

  1. Challenge:
    Identify your challenge and submit it as a "Challenge" via the challenge form - easily, intuitively and, if desired, anonymously.
  2. Match:
    Our TechBoost start-ups apply with suitable solutions and you select the perfect match from these.
  3. Support:
    Our experts advise on cooperation and handle all processes from purchasing and sales to contract design.

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Become part of our innovation ecosystem. Our diverse activities create a vibrant community in which companies, start-ups, investors and innovators can network profitably at exclusive events such as Digital X or on LinkedIn.

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What our customers say

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The step into digitization succeeds all the better if the familiar paths are deliberately left behind. The creative and inspiring solutions from the start-up scene support us in our open innovation approach, and Telekom's TechBoost program provides an exciting platform for new ways of thinking.

Vorstand / Executive Board Member - RENOLIT SE
Sven Behrendt

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The exchange with innovative startups is a source of inspiration for us to rethink the use of technology. With TechBoost startups, we repeatedly get to know motivated and committed founders who really infect us with their enthusiasm. Working with startups also gives us the opportunity to contribute our ideas at an early stage so that we can benefit from the added value of the products at an early stage.
TechBoost startups: where founders meet entrepreneurs to bring ideas to life.

Director IT - ROSE Bikes GmbH
Daniel Vollmer

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To live up to the claim of implementing our projects as innovatively as possible, we need the right partners. TechBoost helps us to identify these partners easily and quickly. This helps us gain speed - a major advantage in the digital environment.
TechBoost helps us identify the right startup easily and quickly.

Managing Director - Emons | DIGITAL GmbH
Tilo Hergarten

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