Dare to Innovate!

The Applied Data Incubator supports first-time founders from Europe in launching sustainable data startups based on validated, industry-relevant business solutions. We will launch two cohorts altogether – in April 2022 and in October 2022 – and will work with up to 20 young entrepreneurs.

The program brings together data-driven entrepreneurs, international corporates as well as a network of 50 selected coaches and mentors in Berlin – one of Germany’s most relevant Data Hubs. 

Our Team

Maren Lesche

Program Director

Stefania Casiraghi

Program Manager

Ben Butler

Communications Manager

Stephanie Wormsbecher

Operations Manager

Ping us if you

have questions

Our Jury

Timon Rupp

CEO | The Drivery

Michael Leyendecker

Director Tolling Sales Europe/Director | VITRONIC

Thomas Bruese

Principal Managing Partner | Goffin Group

Michael Durst

General Manager | ITONICS

Peter Ummenhofer

Industry Expert and  Founder & Managing Director | GO Consulting GmbH

Claudia Pohlink

Chief Expert Data & Program Manager House of Data | Deutsche Bahn

Carla Penedo

Senior Manager Analytics | Celfocus

Judith Wiesinger

DeepTech Entrepreneur and Board Member

Norbert Herrmann

Public Administration – Startups – Interface

Simon Mayer

Professor of Interaction- and Communication-based Systems | University of St. Gallen

Our Coaches & Mentors

Nicholas Borsotto Machado Monteiro

WW AI Business Dev. Manager – Partners & Solutions | Lenovo // Co-founder of Meetup.ai

Britta Lange-Stolle

Innovation Coach

Johnny Waterschoot

Europe West wavespace Foundry lead | EY 

Elena Poughia

CEO | Data Natives

Videesha Böckle

Venture Capital & Angel Investor

Alessandro Pedori

AI/NLP Engineer | CTO | EnterpriseAI Consulting

Lennard Timm

Data Strategist & Architect

Igor Nikolaev

CTO | Tracks

Florian Richert

Startup Advisor

Dr. Arndt Schwaiger

AI Expert

Nishant Nayak

eCommerce Marketplace Product Leader

Karolin Ruehlmann

Project Management Expert

Alexandra Gloor

Leadership Expert

Katrin Müller

HR Expert

Tina Nayak

co founder | Useristics

Susanne Feldt

Digital Health User Experience Design Lead

Christian Resch

Chief Product Officer | ITONICS

Moritz Kobler

Senior Product Manager Cloud | ITONICS

Christoph Baier

Managing Director | Ambivation

Celsa Diaz-Tejada

Senior Data Scientist | Clarity AI

Albert Calvo

AI Research Engineer | i2CAT Foundation

Nicolai Erbs

Product Owner KI-Systeme | DB Fernverkehr AG

Axel Schulz

Head of AI Systems and Customer Analytics | DB Fernverkehr AG

Dimitris Mousadakos

CEO | Big Blue Data Academy

Alina Kukarina

Digital Purpose Consulting 

Carolina Castanheira

Director of Product Portfolio | Hello Fresh

Sarah Needham

Ladies Tech Leadership & Career Coach I Unique-U

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