Ready to disrupt the construction industry?
Join our program and get the chance to turn your idea into your own start-up!
A call for all makers, creators and innovators.
3 - Month Full-time Innovation Program
January 24th - April 22nd 2022
Real Estate allows us to fundamentally change the life of every human being into the better. As the world urbanizes increasingly, the sector of construction and real estate experiences a real boom. In the last five years the number of start-ups in this area has increased by the factor of 7. For a good reason - there are tons of problems to solve in this sector.
The environmental impact of the construction industry ranges from waste, noise, land use to air and water pollution. In fact, the construction sector accounts for 33 % of the global greenhouse gas emissions and 52 % of the total waste in Germany. Moreover, it ranks extremely low regarding digital services and, consequently, lacks modern and user-centric solutions in times when we must jointly minimize waste, recycle material and protect ecological resources.
With our program „The Mission Construction“, we want you to develop holistic solutions that disrupt the entire sector. Together with our corporate partners along the construction value chain we give you the opportunity to discover, design and build innovative solutions with a long-term positive impact.
Our 3 month incubation program provides you with everything you need to turn your first ideas into your own start-up.
To develop holisctic and integrated solutions that really have an impact we start by looking at the value chain of the construction industry:
Along this value chain we have identified the following hot topics and trends in the industry, which could potentially be the starting point for developing your idea to innovate the construction sector along its entire value chain!
Take a look at our focus areas to start-draft your first ideas.
Now it's your turn. Do you already have innovative and sustainable solutions in mind? Maybe your idea is the next big thing. Apply now, to find it out!
If you can identify yourself with our Mission and the topic "Construction - Be Solid!", we invite you to #jointhemissionnow! To participate in our upcoming program #ConstructionBeSolid, these will be your application steps:
Our talents and community's health remains our top priority as we work through the unknown of the coming months. We have developed a Hygiene Concept including such measures as FFP2 respiratory masks and on-premise rapid testing and react quickly to the new regulations from Hesse's state to enable collaborative work in a safe environment.
The Mission comes with tons of benefits. Imagine it as "all-inclusive-founders-package". Here are some of the benefits:
Direct access and regular touchpoints with corporate partners, experts and coaches
+50 corporate partners already joined The Mission. Besides the Initiators Futury, Deutsche Bank, Bain & Company, Handelsblatt Media Group and PreZero, every Mission gets accompanied by approx. 5 - 10 program partners that will be announced soon.
For a smooth and efficient collaboration
You will be equipped with tools and methodologies, enabling you to work easily during the program and beyond in your professional career. Examples are Miro, Design Thinking, Scrum,...
A chance to make a real impact with your sustainable, innovative ideas:
or some of our other success stories from all the Missions we had until now:Success Stories
Meet and work with people from every walk of life
In our The Mission programs, we have had participants from +25 different countries and people with diverse professional backgrounds. From business, to tech, to science, to humanities, to engineering...
For your sustainable entrepreneurial journey
Get training and coaching on both your soft and hard skills from program partners like Bain & Company, Potsdam Institute For Climate Impact Research, your Futury Coaches and more.
For you and your idea, including a prototyping budget
During the program, Futury provides financial support of
EUR 1.000 per month per person + covers all program-related costs (e.g., prototyping, material, etc.).
A chance to find your future co-founders and jumpstart your entrepreneurial career
On our Futury Ideation Platform, you will find your dream team of co-founders and meet many inspiring individuals along the way.
A modern office in WeWork in the heart of Frankfurt.
At 'The Mission', you will turn your own ideas into a business model and when building your own company, you have to decide on a legal form
– this is important to secure your rights to your product or service. Moreover, the registration of your company is the first building block of your future startup, committing to your work and company rules together with your co-founders.
Therefore, each team participating in The Mission has to establish its own legal entity to participate in the program. Either you are an already founded team, or we help you and your team set up a business entity before the program starts. We know that most of you have never started your own business. Don't let that frighten you - with our help and a little entrepreneurial spirit, you can do it.
You will receive financial support as a team on a monthly basis after issuing an invoice. Each participant gets EUR 1.000 per month. E.g., for a four-member team and the entire program, Futury provides financial support of EUR 12.000 + all program-related costs (e.g., prototyping, material, etc.).
Each of our The Mission programs takes place on-site in a beautiful co-working space in Frankfurt. WeWork provides you with everything you need for individual and collaborative working: team working spaces, meeting rooms, phone booths and cozy areas for in-between coffee breaks – make use of this unique environment.
Of course we take into account the COVID-19 regulations.
All kinds of insurances are to be taken care of by yourself.
Futury will set up a coopration agreement with the legal entity of your team. In this contract, all the things listed here are once again described in detail. You will not be employed at Futury - you will be a co-founder of your own company.
Holidays and days off are generally allowed as long as they do not jeopardize the team results – hence, they are to be aligned within the team. Overall, we strongly discourage you from being absent for more than 3 days since our program has much to offer at a very tight schedule. The development of your idea should be the primary activity that you perform during the program – we strongly discourage you to take up additional work. Any other activity (i.e., university project or thesis, part-time or freelance jobs) must openly be communicated with Team Futury and your team before the start of The Mission.
Each The Mission program is full-time and on-site. Entrepreneurship is not a 9-to-5 job and we expect full commitment from every team. However, you and your team can independently decide on the working hours. The program is filled with multiple mandatory workshops as well as optional events. Open communication and honesty belong to the mutual respect that is a strong part of our work ethos.
All project results ("findings, models, know-how, inventions, work results protected by copyright, protected and unprotected computer programs together with source code as well as documentation, reports, and documents") belong to the same extent to your team, Futury, and the program partners. This means that all three parties can "publish, reproduce, distribute or otherwise exploit or use the project results in any form and to any extent". Should your team decide to spin-off with your idea after 'The Mission', you have the right to keep whatever has been developed during the program and use it for building your startup. Futury will not take any company shares from you if you decide to continue working on your solution after the program.
Once on the platform, you will have the task of either submitting your own idea or requesting to join an existing idea in the platform. The team is considered complete once it has 3 or 4 applicants on it. We strongly recommend the teams to pay attention to the diversity factor in the team. Without diversity, there will be no innovation!
Absolutely yes. The program takes place in Frankfurt, all participants must relocate for the duration of the program.
Your idea belongs to you and your team. You decide together whether you want to continue developing it and how. Towards the end of the program, you will consult with your coaches and the partners on the perspectives of your idea and the options for continuation. Should at least one of the corporate partners of the program be interested in continuing working with your team in an environment similar to The Mission after the Final Pitch, our partners from Founders Intelligence will set up and facilitate an 8-week The Mission Accelerator Program to continue working on your idea. Please note that the setup of the Accelerator is not possible without support from a corporate partner. You are absolutely free to apply for any other accelerator/incubator.
A program idea could be an innovative concept, a digital or physical product or a service that addresses the programs’ problem statement and has a positive social, economic and environmental impact.
In The Mission, there is no such thing as a typical working day. You are your own boss and decide what exactly you will be working on each given day. Futury will guide you with weekly focus topics (User Research Week, Business Model Week, etc.) so you don’t get too overwhelmed with the workload. But trust us, no day will be like the one before!
"Besides an energizing team spirit, you become part of a potential new start-up in a setting incomparable to anything else. Or can you think about a place where you get all the freedom you need to be creative and being paid for creating your own company?"
"It's the combination of young enthusiastic talents on the one side and motivated corporate partners on the other side that enables The Mission to catalyze innovation in a unique way."
"The program provides you not only with a safe environment to develop your ideas or with experienced partners to work with. It also comes with many open-minded and energetic people and heaps of drive and positive energy. There are tons of awesome workshops, in which everyone improves their working styles, and learning is guaranteed on a constant level. The biggest take-away is to work independently, to grow together with your team, and to develop your own idea."
“It’s a very young, dynamic environment to work in. Moreover, we feel connected to all the other teams and do not have the need or feeling of competing against each other. Instead, we find this environment perfect for supporting each other’s ideas, struggles - being a big team.”
“We really like that The Mission is a safe environment to test out our ideas. In addition, Futury provides us with an excellent network of corporate partners that share their knowledge with us and are willing to help us to remove the roadblocks on our way.”
"It’s just great to work with so many inspired and motivated people. The corporate partners and Futury members act as experienced sparring partners, who supply us with great support and accompany us on our way towards a solution. They provide us with valuable feedback and help us taking on new perspectives."
“A huge diversity of personalities is one of the most valuable aspects being part of the Mission V. This environment is motivating and inspiring to make the most out of the time, which passes by very fast.”
This program is no ordinary internship, nor is it a one-time project. It can be the start of your first start-up, the start of your next job; it's entirely what you create out of it. Have fun and enjoy the journey, The Mission is an extraordinary experience for every participant!APPLICATION CLOSED