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 launched two cohorts altogether – in April 2022 and in November 2022 – and working with 25 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

Habibe Çıkılıoğlu

Marketing Communications Specialist

Nuwan Herath 

Working Student 

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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

Nishant Nayak

Chief Product Officer | Fancode

Dr. Arndt Schwaiger

AI Expert

Celsa Diaz-Tejada

Senior Data Scientist | Clarity AI

Alexandra Gloor

Leadership Expert

Karolin Ruehlmann

Project Management Expert

Katrin Müller

HR Expert

Tina Nayak

co founder | Useristics

Susanne Feldt

Digital Health User Experience Design Lead

Christoph Baier

Managing Director | Ambivation

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

Erik Neumann

Senior Associate | Rohrbeck Heger

Juan Samuel Sánchez Castillo

Sustainability Analyst | BearingPoint

Lana Khimka

Product Strategy Consultant

Nikita Kuksa

Lead User Experience Designer | Godel Technologies Europe

Oleg Seifert

Senior Consultant Artificial Intelligence & Automation | Infosys Consulting

Paul Harwood

Co-Founder | 101 Research & Co-Founder | Useristics

Raphael Thomas

Founder of Startup | Lawyers.de

Stuti Singh

Speaker, Trainer, Coach | Stuti Singh

Vittorio De Vecchi Lajolo

Avvocato Rechtsanwalt Data Protection Officer (TÜV)

Nischal Harohalli Padmanabha

VP of Data and ML
| Scoutbee

Darya Kamkalova 

Data Industry Professional // Podcast Host

Bianca Praetorius

Startup Pitch Coach // Moderator // TV-Host

Susan Wegner mentor coach Applied Data Incubator

Susan Wegner

VP Artificial Intelligence & Data Analytics| Lufthansa Industry Solutions

Nancy Irisarri

Developer & Data Scientist

Marc Preusche mentor coach Applied Data Incubator

Marc Preusche

Founding Partner & CEO |
blue8 AG 

Tina Berlin - mentor coach Applied Data Incubator

Tina Berlin

Development Manager | SAP

Jaqueline Vasconcellos

Sales & Marketing Consultant 

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