Accelerator Spring batch 2023

The next batch of the K.I.E.Z. Accelerator starts on April 03, 2023. Seize the opportunity to reach your individual growth targets faster and participate in our six-month program. Be one of the chosen AI startups that will move into our K.I.E.Z. Accelerator at AI Campus Berlin. Benefit from our high class Accelerator services that are individually tailored to your needs. Learn more about our Acceleration program here.

Who can apply

The K.I.E.Z. Accelerator has been designed to support science-based AI startups that have completed their pre-seed phase. The company must already be incorporated and in the process towards market launch, production, and sales set-up.

Due to the great interest, starting in 2023 we will also accept applications from start-ups that are not based out of Berlin but would like to come to here for the duration of the Accelerator Program.


We choose promising startups with AI-based business solutions that solve relevant problems. AI technologies must be of significance for the core product and the addressed markets should have enough potential for a sustainable business success. The founders must combine a necessary skill set for the next steps of the startup. You don't meet the criteria yet? Then maybe our incubator program is for you. Get in touch with us.

Time Table

Jan 20, 2023

Application period closes at 2pm CET on January 20, 2023. Applications after this date can not be considered.

Feb 20, 2023

The most promising applicants will be invited to present their business idea to a top-class jury on February 20, 2023. The jury consists of experts from the fields of AI, business development and financing. The event will be conducted online. Following the pitch event, the jury will select the startups that will participate in Spring Batch 2023.

Mar 01, 2023

The participants of Spring Batch 2023 will be announced on our website.

Q&A Sessions

If you have any questions regarding your application, you can ask them directly to us via the email address below. Since we want to make the application process as transparent as possible, we will publish all questions and answers on this webpage which will be updated on a regular basis. In addition, we offer two Q&A sessions where you can discuss your questions directly with members of the K.I.E.Z. team.

Meet the jury

Prof. Dr. Roland Fassauer

Board of directors of the institute for applied computer science, Leipzig | Business Angel & Investor

Clemens Kabel

Investment Director of IBB Ventures

Stephanie Renda

Co-Founder Moinland

Prof. Dr. Hannes Rothe

Associate Professor for Information Systems and Digital Transformation, ICN Business School | Co-Founder Digital Entrepreneurship Hub

Dr. Feiyu Xu

SVP, Global Head of Artificial Intelligence at SAP SE

Your Most asked questions

Until when can I submit my application?

The application period for our Spring Batch 2023 ends on January 20th, 2023, 2pm. You can apply right here.

Who is eligible to apply?

You need to be an incorporated AI-based startup. If you are coming from Berlin that is great. If you are coming from anywhere else but Berlin, no problem as long as you come to the AI Campus Berlin on a regular basis.

How much does it cost, and do you take equity?

Being part of the Accelerator batch is equity-free and 100% free of charge.

What will K.I.E.Z. support me with?

Starting from providing you office space at the AI Campus Berlin, we are also offering CEO- mentoring, cloud credits, expert workshops, connections, and intros to investors. But that’s not all. We focus on your individual growth. If you need help with your marketing, sales, finance or team management, we are there to support. There is almost nothing that we cannot do.

How does K.I.E.Z. choose the companies for the program?

We have a two-step application. First you fill out the online form. After the deadline (January 20th, 2023) we internally check them and decide on the most promising. These will be invited to our high-class jury where they will pitch online for 10min, and the jury has the chance to ask questions. After all the pitches the jury will decide on the teams who will form the next batch.