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Spotlight: Artificial Intelligence

Story | Feb 26, 2024

Effective funding programmes for AI startups

Startups with AI-based business models find support at the AI.STARTUP.HUB Hamburg. The initiative’ offers two AI funding schemes aimed at potential entrepreneurs and startups with a wish to grow.
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Hamburg Speicherstadt
  • Elisabeth L'Orange

    Co-Founder of Oxolo

    “We are proud of the AI we are developing and also of bringing a bit of Silicon Valley to Hamburg with Oxolo. We want to push the boundaries of AI research and create innovative solutions for complex problems.”
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    © Oxolo: co-founder Elisabeth L’Orange
    © Oxolo: co-founder Elisabeth L’Orange
  • Nico Hansen

    Founder of Vanozza

    “From my perspective, Hamburg is a melting pot for creative ideas and innovations. The Food Cluster has just been created, which will give the location a further boost. There are also numerous networking platforms and funding programmes - we have benefited greatly from the foodlab accelerator programme and IFB Hamburg's InnoFounder programme.”
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    © Vanozza: founder Nico Hansen
    © Vanozza
  • Hendrik Susemihl

    CEO of GoodBytz

    “We value the creative atmosphere and international flair that Hamburg offers. The open corporate culture promotes innovation and encourages collaboration. Hamburg offers proximity to outstanding research institutions, a strong network of technology companies and a high quality of life, which enables us to attract talent and build international teams.”
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  • Philipp Schröder

    Founder and CEO of 1Komma5°

    “Hamburg is much better than its reputation. We have a good environment for our company here and the city has a great atmosphere. That's why we will continue to expand our workforce here.”
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    © Christoph Neumann / 1KOMMA5°: Philipp Schröder, founder and CEO
    © Christoph Neumann / 1KOMMA5°: Philipp Schröder, founder and CEO
  • Anne Lamp

    CEO of traceless

    “Sustainable, ecological solutions require not only green startups like us, but also committed partners from industry and impulses from science and politics. Only together can we solve the complex challenges of our time.”
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    traceless Founder Anne Lamp
    © traceless/Marc Schultz-Coulon
  • Lucy Larbi

    Initiator of AiDiA

    “Hamburg has a special significance for us, especially as Hamburg is the hometown of many AiDiA members and has great potential to become Germany's innovation city. We look forward to making our contribution along the way.”
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  • Lena Weirauch

    Founder & CEO of ai-omatic

    “The Hamburg startup scene is very familiar, people support each other where they can. That applies to the startups among themselves and equally to the city initiatives. This cohesion has helped us a lot in the development of ai-omatic!”
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3 Questions for Julia Kunstmann

Otto Dock 6 is the link between the Otto Group and young startups. They use the venture client approach that aims to establish and scale lasting business relationships between startups and corporates. In this video, Julia Kunstmann, Venture Client Lead at Otto Dock 6, summarises the mission in a nutshell.

3 Questions for Paulo Kalkhake

The Hamburg Senate Chancellery's GovTecHH project is the first port of call for startups that want to collaborate with the administration. Paulo Kalkhake explains how the City of Hamburg is strengthening its collaboration with startups and what innovative solutions are being sought in the public sector.

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