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Stealth Mode is a 3-month mentorship program for women and non-binary founders looking to take their early-stage tech startups to the next level.

To support the next generation of women, non-binary, underrepresented founders, Factory Berlin is launching the 4th edition of the Stealth Mode program, powered by Google for Startups and Henkel dx.

The program provides founders from underrepresented backgrounds and marginalized communities with more resources, support, and enhanced visibility. We are actively looking for BIPOC founders to participate in the program. In light of the opening of Factory Hammerbrooklyn in May 2021, this cohort will heavily focus on empowering underrepresented entrepreneurs in both Hamburg and Berlin by curating mentors and experts from both cities, and hosting program meetups in both our locations.

 How does it work?
 How does it work?
 How does it work?
  • The 10 female founders on the Stealth Mode program, and team members Catherine and Sara.


    Get matched with a mentor to support your founder journey during the program and beyond.

  • Founders get to know each other at the Kick Off event for Stealth Mode.


    Join a network of entrepreneurs and experts that will support and empower your founder journey long after the program ends.

  • Stealth Mode: McKinsey & Company Design Thinking Workshop #3


    Access to program workshops focused on important topics for early-stage founders.

  • Stealth Mode: W Lounge Virtual Workshop

    Investor Access

    Get warm introductions to our Investor Advisory Board and receive support for funding your business from the experts, and access the program’s ‘Investors Panel’ event.

  • The Startup Investment Panel at Stealth Mode #2 - Demo Day

    Accountability Sessions

    Share your experience with other mentees, and support one another in bi-weekly sessions.

  • Demo Day

    Pitch your startup to the Factory Berlin network of peers, supporters, potential clients, collaborators and investors.

 Who is it for?
 Who is it for?
 Who is it for?
  • You are a startup founder with an MVP.
  • You’re working on a prototype or MVP and looking to get guidance on your next steps.
  • You are a woman, non-binary or gender non-conforming.
  • Ideally you are based in Berlin or Hamburg, or able to travel to these cities during the program.
  • Participants can partake in the program alongside current employment. Programming is hosted mostly in the evenings.
  • You can only apply to join the program as an individual.
 Key Dates
 Key Dates
 Key Dates
  • 2nd August
    Applications Open
  • 12th September
    Applications Close
  • 27th September
    Program Starts
  • 15th December
    Program Ends

Financial Advisors

Our advisory board provides ongoing support for mentees in securing funding. As well as a panel discussion, they’re on hand to share advice with the founders throughout the program.

Through mentorship, expert workshops, and peer-to-peer exchange, Stealth Mode equips founders with the tools to scale and grow their businesses from MVP stage to funding. As well as receiving access to experienced mentors and leading experts from the Stealth Mode 4.0 program, you’ll join the Stealth Mode alumni network to meet other amazing female founders, and connect with thousands of members through Factory Berlin’s curated ecosystem.

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