CDL-Berlin is located in Germany’s most vibrant startup ecosystem and hosted by ESMT Berlin, Germany’s #1 business school. By being deeply embedded in Germany’s deep tech economy, ESMT holds close ties with top-tier research institutions, world-leading companies, and hidden champions across all sectors. Starting with a Health Stream, we will provide startups access to one of the most advanced healthcare systems in the world, as well as numerous excellent companies, leading hospitals and experienced institutions operating in that sector. In combination with Berlin’s rich community of seasoned entrepreneurs and experienced venture capital investors, CDL-Berlin will offer a truly valuable package to startups from around the globe.

From the heart of Europe, ESMT develops entrepreneurial leaders who think globally and act responsibly. We have prioritized three areas of research and teaching: leadership, innovation, and analytics. These pillars underpin the academic and organizational development of the school and guide its programming and research, thus providing a sound foundation for the successful performance of CDL-Berlin.


For founders pursuing commercial opportunities based on translational science and technology innovations that improve human health and wellness, including digital health, medical devices, diagnostics, bioinformatics, genomics, as well as biotechnologies including therapeutics and synthetic biology.


ESMT Berlin