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The AI.STARTUP.HUB is an initiative with currently two different programmes for startups from northern Germany that use artificial intelligence. One is for startups that have already been founded, which are supported in tapping their full potential and successfully developing their business ideas. Another is for people interested in founding a company who need support in realising their idea. The application phase for both programmes runs until 18 February 2024.


AI Ideation Program is for newcomers

With this programme, the AI.STARTUP.HUB is addressing all those who have an idea in the field of AI or are already researching it and are now facing the challenge of turning it into a prototype. This is what they are offered:

  1. Financial support of up to 37,500 euros per team over a period of six months (1,500 euros/month per team member and a material allowance of 10,500 euros/team)

  2. Workplace in the heart of Hamburg

  3. Personal startup consultant and AI expert

  4. Workshop formats and 1:1 sessions worth 25,000 euros/team

  5. Know-how on founding & working methods

  6. Preparation for EXIST startup grant

With the Accelerator Program, the AI.STARTUP.HUB offers startups systematic support for successful growth and international scaling through networking with key players from the world of AI. These are the most important programme components:

  1. Workshop formats and 1:1 sessions worth 25,000 euros/team

  2. Know-how transfer from start to exit

  3. Financing support from public funds to VCs

  4. Sales & marketing for AI startups

  5. Networking within the ecosystem and with corporates

  6. US investor readiness - for the opportunity to pitch to investors in the USA


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