The AI Lighthouse for the Northern Germany

The AI.STARTUP.HUB Hamburg promotes the successful growth of AI startups and AI ideas in the metropolitan region of Hamburg and the entire northern German region. Together with the existing AI ecosystem in Northern Germany, which connects leading AI startups and AI players with Universities and businesses, we support AI founders and those who want to become one.

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AI.STARTUP.HUB HAMBURG

As a collaboration initiative between 6 Hamburg project partners, the AI.STARTUP.HUB Hamburg offers qualification and support programs for AI founders.

Along all development phases – from ideation to incubation and scaling to internationalization – our AI teams and startups can expect a tailored support package and individual support for their team.

AI teams and startups from the Hamburg metropolitan region and the entire northern German region find in the AI.STARTUP.HUB a partner who supports them. AI startups and AI ideas are supported with a special focus on Applied AI, the application of artificial intelligence in business and the economy.

AI is the central technology of the future.

We want to promote innovative AI startups and ideas from the entire northern German region and make the existing AI ecosystem visible and strengthen it.

We want to advance the use of AI for the benefit of all and bring it into science and research, society and business. Thereby, we jointly achieve a positive added value on sustainability, health and economic prosperity for the future viability of the Hamburg metropolitan region, Germany and Europe.

We are the lighthouse for AI in Northern Germany – and for Northern Germany.

Systematic support for successful growth.

We offer systematic support for successful growth and international scaling for teams, startups and anyone who is interested in AI – by using science and business, our own entrepreneurial experience from foundation to exit, and our global network. By working with all key players in AI, we join forces to create exponential and sustainable growth.

Our programs.

Along all startup development phases, we offer comprehensive state-of-the-art programs tailored to the specific needs of our AI teams and startups:

  • AI Ideation Program (before founding a startup)
  • AI Accelerator Program (for existing AI startups)

Using different formats, we support our AI teams and startups in ideation and in building, scaling and internationalizing AI startups:

  • Workshop formats
  • Knowhow transfer
  • Mentorship
  • Investor Readiness
  • Corporate Matching
  • International Networking
  • AI.STARTUP.HUB Community and Events

AI Startups

What does your AI startup need to grow? Within the AI.STARTUP.HUB program we will find out together! You will benefit from comprehensive support along all AI Startup development phases. From ideation to incubation and scaling to internationalization, we offer support, different formats and events tailored to your needs. Apply now to the AI.STARTUP.HUB program and turn your AI startup into the next global AI player!
Funding Support
Incubation & Acceleration
Go to Market Strategy
AI Startup Academy
AI Ecosystem Connector
Corporate Matching
AI Toolbox
International Scale Up

AI Accelerator Program

Do you want your AI startup to grow? Do you want support and mentoring along your current development phase? Then our AI Accelerator Program is for you! We are looking for committed AI startups from all over Northern Germany with a clear AI connection, the urge to make a difference, to scale and to learn and grow together with other founders. From idea to incubation and scaling to internationalization, we offer support, formats and services tailored to your individual needs.
Funding Support
Mentoring
AI Ecosystem Connector
Workplace
Workshops
AI Toolbox

About the project partners

The joint project of Hamburg Innovation GmbH, the Artificial Intelligence Center Hamburg (ARIC) e.V. and AI for Hamburg GmbH (AI.Hamburg), is implemented together with the partners Exponential Innovation Institute, Machine Learning in Engineering (MLE) of the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) and German Entrepreneurship.

Hamburg Innovation GmbH (HI)

The Hamburg Innovation GmbH (HI) is a knowledge and technology transfer company of Hamburg’s state universities (including the University Hospital UKE) and the University of the Federal Armed Forces.

Artificial Intelligence Center Hamburg (ARIC) e.V.

The Artificial Intelligence Center Hamburg (ARIC) e.V. is a public-private partnership functioning as a link between practical application and application-oriented research in the field of AI.

AI for Hamburg GmbH (AI.HAMBURG)

AI for Hamburg GmbH (AI.HAMBURG) is a private organization founded by technology entrepreneurs Ragnar Kruse and Petra Vorsteher and Hamburg@work to promote knowledge and broad use of AI in companies in the Hamburg metropolitan region.

Machine Learning in Engineering (MLE)

Machine Learning in Engineering (MLE) This initiative bundles competencies in the field of Machine Learning at the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) as well as the Helmholtz Center Hereon..

Exponential Innovation Institute (Exii)

The Exponential Innovation Institute (Exii) accompanies corporates, startups and universities under the direction of Dr. Uve Samuels in the development of digital and exponentially growing business models.

German Entrepreneurship GmbH

As an ecosystem orchestrator, German Entrepreneurship GmbH is anchored in the world’s most important innovation centers and operates the BMWi-funded German Accelerator in San Francisco, Silicon Valley, New York, Boston and Singapore.

As one of four AI startup model regions nationwide, the AI.STARTUP.HUB Hamburg is funded and supported by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection (BMWK). for a funding period of four years. Four important German AI regions – Hamburg, Munich, Darmstadt and Berlin – will each launch a model project funded by the BMWi’s EXIST program.

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Founders

Martin Mahn
Martin Mahn

Hamburg Innovation GmbH

Ragnar Kruse
Ragnar Kruse

AI.HAMBURG

Petra Vorsteher
Petra Vorsteher

AI.HAMBURG

Dr. John Lange
Dr. John Lange

AI.FUND/AI.HAMBURG

Alois Krtil
Alois Krtil

Artificial Intelligence Center Hamburg (ARIC)

Dr. Uve Samuels
Dr. Uve Samuels

Exponential Innovation Institute

Prof. Dr. Christoph Ihl
Prof. Dr. Christoph Ihl

MLE

Matthias Notz
Matthias Notz

German Entrepreneurship

Team

Tatjana Blöcker
Tatjana Blöcker

Hamburg Innovation

Kim Voigt
Kim Voigt

AI.HAMBURG

Natalie Rotermund
Natalie Rotermund

Artificial Intelligence Center Hamburg (ARIC)

Anselm Fehnker
Anselm Fehnker

Artificial Intelligence Center Hamburg (ARIC)

Pascal Wichmann
Pascal Wichmann

Artificial Intelligence Center Hamburg (ARIC)

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