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.
With the vision of creating Germany’s first and largest international network, Udo Schloemer founded Factory Berlin in early 2014. Factory Berlin amalgamates Mr. Schloemer’s passion for both real estate and technological startups; a place that brings people together with the goal to build a community for founders and innovators alike. At Factory Berlin, Udo combines his one of a kind expertise in property value and real estate with his extraordinary passion for startups and community.
Located right at the site of the former Berlin Wall, Factory Berlin’s main location in Berlin Mitte was designed by architect Julian Breinersdorfer, together with interior designers, Anna Sophie Rickers and Sabrina Heimig-Schloemer.
Today, Factory Berlin counts over 3,000 members from over 70 nations and collaborates with startups like IOTA, Hackerbay, and Zendesk as well as corporates such as Deutsche Bank, Schaeffler, and Google For Entrepreneurs at the newest location: Factory Berlin Görlitzer Park.
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.
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?
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.