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TechBoost is the business partner for tech start-ups, technology and market entry – that is our promise to the start-ups. We look forward to your application!



Cloud services

Have you inspired our enthusiasm with your business idea? Then develop your business flexibly and reliably on the Open Telekom Cloud (OTC) from the outset as a Telekom partner in the Deutsche Telekom TechBoost program. You will be taking advantage of the benefits of OpenStack and Germany's strong data protection standards in the process. As a selected start-up company, you will also receive a €100,000 credit for the first year. This credit is intended to free you up to focus on investment in your company.


The start-up promotion program provides you and your team with discounted mobile phone contracts and highly efficient broadband access for your office to help keep the ongoing operating costs manageable.

Automated data exchange

If your start-up develops M2M solutions, you also benefit from discounted M2M products, free access to the Telekom M2M portal and free test cards for the new NarrowBand IoT, Telekom's powerful narrow band solution.
As soon as your start-up is up and running with the Telekom infrastructure, TechBoost ignites the next booster stage for your business − joint marketing and lead generation measures. You can find examples of this in the blog section.


A lone voice is often easily missed, and the program will help you take that crucial next step as a start-up company owner. That's why TechBoost invites you to benefit from the Deutsche Telekom brand strength. We provide you with access to nearly our entire spectrum of communication channels for PR, social media and content marketing.

Lead generation

Telekom will also provide suitable TechBoost participants with access to its network of medium-sized German customers and innovative technology partners to facilitate contacts with potential clients.
Is your product so appealing and developed that it impresses a global corporation? Then it's time for you to get down to business. We'll start talking about a sales-based or even business-based collaboration which will benefit both partners on a commercial level.

Sales cooperation

Recognizing and exploiting market opportunities: Telekom has enormous clout as a sales entity that you as a selected TechBoost participant can profit from, whether it involves stationary or online sales, digital market places or direct sales to business customers.

Joint business models

If you have made it this far with your start-up, then − thanks to TechBoost − the doors to many corporate units will be opened to you. As a successful start-up entrepreneur with a solid product, Deutsche Telekom will prove to be a strong partner in joint development of your product to reach market maturity and gain a foothold in the market.
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Are you ready to take off with TechBoost? Then apply here now!
The cloud is the basis for digitalization. That's the reason we want to facilitate the route into the cloud for even more start-ups within the scope of our support program TechBoost, thereby paving the way to a successful future for them. To do that we are investing up to €10 million in the cloud alone. The target: 100 start-ups in the cloud. Timotheus Höttges
Chairman of the Board, Deutsche Telekom AG


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Startups with a cloud-based business model
with a promising business idea that is designed for growth
whose company is domiciled in Germany
TechBoost is the business partner for tech start-ups, technology and market entry – that is our promise to the start-ups. We look forward to your application! Miriam Mertens
Vice President Start-up cooperations

These start-ups are already on board with TechBoost


The most important news and dates
News: TechBoost at the IT Hausmesse in Hannover on the 18th of April 2018

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TechBoost was on site at the IT Hausmesse on the 18th of April 2018 in Hannover!   

The IT Hausmesse offered its partners the opportunity to netowrk and convince decision-makers of the importance of different digital products and services.

Event: Gründerszene Spätschicht on the 19th of April 2018 in Munich


TechBoost takes part in the next Gründerszene Spätschicht on the 19th of April 2018 starting at 7pm in Munich (Werk1).

The Gründerszene Spätschicht offers a platform for founders, investors and business angels to network and exchange ideas over snacks and drinks.

Selected start-ups get the chance to pitch their businesses during15-minute one-on-one talks with investors and potential corporate partners.

News: 24-hour medical consultation from the cloud


The Munich TechBoost startup TeleClinic wants to change tedious doctor visits with long waiting periods and referrals to specialists fundamentally - with a digital medical practice, which is accessible around the clock. Patients can contact carers and doctors easily via app, website or telephone.

In order to implement the idea, the founders were looking for a cloud platform that meets particularly high requirements in terms of data security and data protection.

Event: NKF Summit on the 20th of April 2018 in Düsseldorf


TechBoost takes part in the NFK Summit on the 20th of April 2018 in Düsseldorf (location: Classic Remise).

The NKF Summit offers an exchange between start-ups and established companies on the basis of this digitization conference.

The big topic of this event: How can companies of different sizes make the best use of digitization with the help of startups?

Team & Contact

Do you want to know more about TechBoost? You are welcome to contact us personally.
Maike Krewerth
Patrick Möller