terms & conditions

1 Conditions for application

In the selection of start-ups, we are guided primarily by whether it is an excellent team consisting of strong entrepreneurial personalities who submit an outstanding and relevant business idea. Thematic proximity to the web, digital media and telecommunication services, as well as a suitable investment phase are primary conditions in order to have a chance to be selected as a participant.

2 Selection process

Applicants for Telekom Incubator are chosen via a qualitative selection process.

2.1 Application period

During the first competitive phase (application) applicants submit ideas in the form of an expressive concept / business model / business case via our contact form.

2.2 Evaluation period

Employees of DTAG as well as external experts will assess the application. 

2.3 Feedback and choice criteria

The following criteria guide the assessment and selection process of applicants:

  • design and quality of visualisation
  • creativity of the idea and the concept
  • form and quality of presentation
  • overall impression and impact
  • practicality of the idea

Creativity will be assessed by means of the following indicators:

  • problem sensitivity (identify areas where need for innovative solutions exists)
  • originality in terms of innovativeness
  • flexibility (development of new solutions to problems)
  • elaboration (how the adaptation of the idea can become reality)
  • conceptual level

Further assessment criteria:

  • technical realisation
  • technical solutions
  • usability (i.e. simplicity of service)
  • customer use (i.e. specific features of the concept)

2.4 Further collaboration

If DTAG believes the application is promising, we will contact the applicant and agree possible support.

3 Confidentiality 

Through submitting his concept, the applicant agrees that the ideas and results that are part of the application are transmitted to employees of the DTAG and linked enterprises as well as external advisers in accordance with §§15 AktG.

4 Data protection

The applicants’ data is stored for the period of processing the application. All participants agree to the use of their data for application purposes in accordance with the relevant data protection regulations.

5 Communications

All press and media releases, public announcements and advertising measures or public relations activity on behalf of the applicant with reference to Telekom Incubator hub:raum need prior approval from DTAG before publication.

6 Severability clause

Should one or several terms and conditions of the above against all expectations not be legal, or should part not be practicable or at a later date lose its effectiveness or feasibility, this does not touch the validity of the remaining application terms. In this case, it is taken as agreed that the ineffective or impracticable clause is substituted with the one that is closest – as far as juridically possibly – to the original and replaces it.

7 Legal choice and jurisdiction

Exclusively German law is applicable to the terms and conditions of this application. Legal venue is Bonn.