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DB Schenker Startup Management

Global Startup Management

2022 marks our 150th birthday, and we are strongly convinced that for the next 150 years the best possible solutions will be integrated into our daily business by an open innovation approach where we closely collaborate with ecosystem partners and leading startups in the logistic and transportation field. 

To be more specific, it is our aim to digitize and automate our business and functional units across the globe – by that we challenge what we already have in practice and continously screen and scout for new solutions to revolutionize our services. 

Our value proposition for Startups

We have various possibilities to engage with you and help you to scale your business. 

  • Startup Evaluation

    Informed, fair and fast feedback & next steps.

  • Startup Matchmaking

    Together we identify use cases and prepare the pilot.

  • Piloting

    Execution of pilot with clear & transparent KPIs, analysis of Product / Market-Fit.

  • Global Scaling

    700 000+ customers. 150 years in logistic. 2.000+ locations. internal & external.

  • Investment Opportunity

    Via us or our investment vehicle Schenker Ventures VC & DB Digital Ventures.

  • Networking & Communication

    Connect with our experts or your peers to create the new.

  • Logistics4Startups

    Providing logistics services & consulting for startups.

  • Mentoring

    Worldwide industry experts for all markets as sparring partner.

  • Best Practices

    We share our knowledge and methods with you to accelerate your business.

  • Co-Creation

    Strategic co-creation of new products & services with global innovation & new business model team.

  • Branding

    Use-case and reference from DB Schenker.


Are you a startup and interested in working with one of the leading logistics companies in the world to test & scale your solution globally?

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DB Schenker Startup Management

Logistics4 Startups

You are a startup and looking for a logistics service provider? We understand your individual needs and enjoy working with startups. Very simple, you focus on your startup, we focus on your logistics.

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Ready for some highlight collaborations?


Together with Fernride DB Schenker realizes the future of remote autonomous driving.


DB Schenker and Volocopter are jointly developing the heavy lift cargo drone “VoloDrone”


DB Schenker and Gideon are accelerating the development of autonomous mobile robots.

Get inspired & inspire us!

See some highlights of our past events.

DB Schenker Open Innovation

Open Innovation

At DB Schenker we strongly believe that many heads think better than one, especially when they come from different business sectors.

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DB Schenker Innovation and Digitalization Insights

Innovation and Digitalization Insights

Innovation is about looking beyond the existing and challenging the status quo in order to develop the best solutions beyond borders and for maximum value for everyone.

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DB Schenker Innovation Lab

Enterprise Lab

DB Schenker owns a state-of-the-art lab to develop and test the technologies which will shape tomorrow's logistics.

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DB Schenker Data Analytics, Machine Learning & AI

Data Analytics & Artificial Intelligence

DB Schenker gains meaningful business insights from big data analytics that supports strategic, tactical, and operational decisions – for both us and our business partners.

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