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, since 2023 we have been accepting applications from startups 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.
Application period closed at 2.00 pm CET on July 21, 2023. Applications after this date can not be considered.
The most promising applicants will be invited to present their business idea to a top-class jury on Aug 21, 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 Fall Batch 2023.
The participants of Fall Batch 2023 will be announced on our website.
Board of directors of the institute for applied computer science, Leipzig | Business Angel & Investor
Investment Director of IBB Ventures
Associate Professor for Information Systems and Digital Transformation, ICN Business School | Co-Founder Digital Entrepreneurship Hub
Co-founder and chief innovation officer at nyonic
The application period for our Fall Batch 2023 ended on July 21st, 2023, 2pm. The application period for the Spring Batch 2024 will open end of 2023. You can apply right here.
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 a minimum of twice a week and to the events and workshops that are not online.
Being part of the Accelerator batch is equity-free and 100% free of charge.
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.
We have a two-step application. First you fill out the online form. After the deadline (July 21st, 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.