We initiated the Corporate Partner Program with our first corporate partner, the Ergo Insurance Group. The partnership, which began August 15th 2014, is based on Ergo’s and Axel Springer Plug and Play’s goal of achieving joint participation and innovation in new technologies and towards supporting new successful start-ups. The focus lies in particular on media related start-ups and start-ups from the e-health, connected car, and share economy sector, as we see much potential in these areas. Our target also expands to all start-ups, which target the “risk industry”, and general tech related fields.
By having Ergo present at our office, we are able to offer each other quicker access to resources as well as providing much faster cooperation and progress by merging both Ergo’s and Axel Springer Plug and Play’s networks and resources. Together we can achieve more than separately, and that is an advantage we can now offer to our new start-ups. Through this partnership we hope to attract new start- ups, especially in the mentioned areas, to apply for our accelerator program.
ERGO is one of the major insurance groups in Germany and Europe that offers a comprehensive spectrum of insurance, provision and services. Worldwide, the Group is represented in over 30 countries and concentrates on Europe and Asia. ERGOs claim “To insure is to understand” is implemented in the form of offering needs-based advice which understands and picks up on customers’ personal concerns, in addition to communicating in a clear and understandable way and providing innovative services with swift support in the event of damage or loss. As an innovative company, Ergo is looking to forge new partnerships to create the most exclusive and comprehensive insurance services.
Axel Springer SE and the Plug and Play Tech Center, a leading startup investor and accelerator from Silicon Valley, joined forces to create Axel Springer Plug and Play. Axel Springer Plug and Play offers an accelerator program that runs for three months, three times a year, in Berlin with individual follow-ups in Silicon Valley.
If you are as eager about our new partnership with Ergo as we are apply now on http://www.axelspringerplugandplay.com/apply/ until January 11th. Make us believe in your vision and we help you to take off. We´re looking forward to your applications and hope to see you in Berlin!!