Event_of_KI-Garage_Kick Off Day of the program

From the AI idea to the scalable business model

The Network Accelerator

You are an AI researcher from Baden-Württemberg and want to turn your AI idea into a scalable business model? You have already founded an AI startup and are looking for support to make your idea big?
Then the KI-Garage Network Accelerator is the right thing for you! 

Over 3 months, we'll guide you in business and AI to build a scalable startup from your early idea. Weekly workshops, individual coaching and mentoring ensure that you get the most out of your idea in a short time!

The next KI-Garage Network Accelerator will start in October 2023.

The next Network Accelerator will start in October 2023
Apply already now!

Business- and AI Workshops

Individual Startup Coach

AI Mentoring



    International experts & successful founders impart the contents in the areas of business & AI


    Dmitri Sarle_Expert_KI-Garage_2021/22

    Dima Sarle 

    Business Model Expert

    Serial Entrepreneur & Angel Investor

    Lily Manzani_Expert_KI-Garage_2021/22

    Lily Mizani

    Sales Expert

    Founder of Heartcoresales

    Dr. Marcus Erken_Expert_KI-Garage_2021/22

    Dr. Marcus Erken 

    Startup Finance Expert

    Founding partner @Sunfish Partners & VC

    Bianca Praetorius_Expert_KI-Garage_2021/22

    Bianca Praetorius 

    Pitching Expert

    International Startup Pitch Coach & Entrepreneurial Activist

    Dr. Arndt Schwaiger

    Business Model & Strategy Expert

    Startup Advisor & Business Angel

    [Translate to Englisch:] Fabian Mueller_Expert_KI-Garage_2021/22

    Fabian Müller 

    AI Model Expert


    Korbinian Kuusisto_Expert_KI-Garage_2021/22

    Korbinian Kuusisto 

    Lean AI Expert

    Managing Director ML @Kineo.ai

    Ferdinand Kaletsch_Expert_KI-Garage_2021/22

    Ferdinand Kaletsch

    Lean AI Expert

    Co-founder & MD Engineering @Kineo.ai

    Ruben Nuredini_Expert_KI-Garage_2021/22

    Ruben Nuredini

    Data Expert

    KI-Consultant & Research Associate @HS Heilbronn

    KI-Garage Mentor Patrick Baier

    Patrick Baier

    AI Model Expert

    Professor Machine Learning @HS Karlsruhe

    Erdinç Koç

    Fundraising & Financial Expert

    Head of MediaTech Hub Accelerator

    Program requirements

    Especially if you want to found a startup, a strong team effort is important. That's why we primarily support founding teams. Ideally, your team should consist of at least one co-founder from the business sector and one co-founder from the AI sector.

    If you are still working on your idea alone, we are happy to support you in finding a suitable co-founder.

    The KI-Garage is a program of the Baden-Württemberg Stiftung. We primarily support teams that reside, study, or have a permanent job in Baden-Württemberg. If you live outside of Baden-Württemberg and are looking for opportunities to get started here, we still look forward to hearing from you.

    Our program is geared towards teams that have already developed a specific AI idea, an initial MVP, or first prototypes. If you already have several paying customers and want to scale further, the AI RISE Program is better suited for you.

    Our program is only designed for startups where artificial intelligence is a main part of their product/service. Teams that only use AI for individual areas (such as marketing) are unfortunately not eligible for us. Nevertheless, we are happy to help with specific questions or refer to other startup platforms in Baden-Württemberg.

    Do you have further questions? Then please contact us directly! Contact the KI-Garage Team.