Factory Berlin is an international community of innovators and changemakers who empower each other to create, share, and disrupt. Inspired by Andy Warhol’s famed Factory in New York, Factory Berlin brings together the brightest minds from tech, politics, arts, and science into one dynamic and collaborative ecosystem. Our members’ extraordinary drive for innovation impel them to become the opinion leaders of tomorrow.
Our community comes together at our locations in two of Berlin’s most historic and sought after areas, Mitte and Görlitzer Park, in an inspiring environment designed to facilitate our members’ inherent desire to pave the way of the future. We regularly host events curated for the local Berlin ecosphere to bring like-minded people together and encourage them to share expertise, experiences, and ideas.
Defined by the various social milieus that bring us together, Factory Berlin is a melting pot of personalities, skills, and resources, representing the intriguingly diverse atmosphere of Germany’s bustling capital.
Combining his one of a kind real estate expertise with his passion for startups, Factory was founded by CEO Udo Schloemer in 2011. Located right at the site of the former Berlin Wall, our main campus in Berlin Mitte was inaugurated by Google chairman Eric Schmidt and Berlin mayor Klaus Wowereit in 2014. Two years later, in 2016, Factory Berlin introduced the world’s first business club for startups, bringing together entrepreneurs, startups and corporations through a curated community, world-class events and beautiful workspace. Today, Factory counts over 1,000 members from two dozen nations and works with startups like Uber, SoundCloud, and Zendesk as well as companies such as Deutsche Bank, Schaeffler, and Google. Factory’s newest location at Görlitzer Park opened in 2017, putting us on the map as Europe’s biggest club for startups.
Our hand-picked locations put us right in the center of Berlin’s creative and startup scenes. We’ve created campuses where you can create the future, and become part of the Community of Innovators.
Where it all began. Located in the heart of Berlin, Factory Mitte opened its doors to the entrepreneurs of Germany’s capital in 2011. Its inhabitants are the city’s biggest & brightest, and its neighbor is the former site of the Berlin Wall. Huge event spaces, inspiring inhabitants and a delicious kitchen.
Rheinsberger Straße 76/77
10115 Berlin, Germany
Berlin’s startup ecosystem grew, and so did we. Factory Görlitzer is not only home to our thriving community, but also a meditation room, a cinema... oh and a ball pit. We’ve created beautifully designed community spaces that stretch over 14,000 square meters and five floors. We’re opening Europe’s largest club for startups. Will you be joining it?
12435 Berlin, Germany
Our members represent the cutting edge of innovation: ranging from freelance developers, designers, and strategists to startups and global corporations, we bring together the best and brightest, who are passionate about creating the world of tomorrow.