Artificial Intelligence (AI) Track

An Exclusive Offering for Startups with Unique AI Technologies

Our AI Track is an exclusive track for select AI startups already enrolled in one of our programs. Startups selected for this track will receive highly personalized support from a team of AI experts and mentors specialized in AI product development and commercialization. 

AI Beyond Borders Award

Artificial Intelligence needs global solutions. Share your revolutionary AI vision to win the AI Beyond Borders Awards 2022, including cash prizes of up to 25,000€. The award is organized by the AI Competence Center, an initiative funded by the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Action of Germany (BMWK) and run by German Entrepreneurship GmbH. Head to the German Entrepreneurship website to learn more and present your business.

In a Nutshell

German Accelerator helps AI startups from all stages gain traction and industry adoption. As part of our various program offerings, startups can find a suitable AI Track to match their needs.

The AI Track offers specialized support for navigating the unique internationalization challenges of AI companies such as data availability, data access, security and regulatory requirements, and AI product development.

The AI Track addresses the individual needs of participating startups and offers AI-specific workshops as well as exposure to world-class international AI mentors.

What’s in It For Your Startup

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Access to Our Global Network

Gain access to our global network of strategic partners, customers, and alumni to secure new opportunities and business partnership strategies to support and accelerate your expansion.

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Stay On Top of AI Technology Trends

The AI tracks connect you and your team with best-in-class AI experts, who have the latest insights and necessary know-how to help you stay on top of latest trends.

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Save Valuable Resources

Overcome the common pitfalls of internationalization and make critical early decisions on product, market, and business model to avoid costly mistakes and to boost your company’s growth.

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Accelerate Your Expansion Journey

Our AI tracks help your startup move fast and support you with the targeted validation of your AI offering. Our team helps you successfully develop market entry strategies and execute your go-to-market plans.

What You
Will Work On

In addition to your base program objectives, you will have a core focus on AI product development and commercialization.

Gaining a deep understanding of the unique opportunities and challenges of bringing AI products to market

Learning about similarities and differences in the AI markets around the globe

Creating and executing on a data access strategy exploring data partnerships and commercial engagements

Optimizing your AI regulatory strategy at home and abroad in your target internationalization market

Generating a reliable AI product roadmap with clear prioritization and timelines that keep your developers organized and on track for timely delivery of features

Validating your business model and executing your internationalization plans



Getting Started

If you apply AI technologies such as Machine Learning (ML) to address a customer need and/or you develop new AI technology, we want to hear from you. Our various programs offer guidance and support for startups from all stages. Take a look at our programs to see which offering or market might be most suitable for your business. Our scouts can guide you through the application process, discuss requirements, and provide advice on the right program for your startup.


Program Selection & Application

Once you’ve chosen a program, we ask you to submit an application to help our team better understand your business, your AI offering, the stage of your startup, and your areas of focus. A team of experts evaluates every single application with great care. The specific application processes for each program are outlined in the FAQs.


Structured Learning

You will participate in specialized workshops on topics related to AI to equip you with the knowledge needed to expand your AI business. These interactive sessions are hosted by our expert mentors, alumni, and German Accelerator team and cover a wide range of topics including data access and security, explainability, trust, removing bias, model performance improvements, AI product development and roadmapping, and more.


Tailor-Made Support

Through in-depth and open dialogue with a dedicated team of AI experts, mentors, and German Accelerator team members, you will work on specific topics that will accelerate your company’s expansion. This includes access to our global community to expand your network and engage with the local ecosystem.

AI Tracks We Offer

Kickstart International

As part of the Kickstart International program, AI startups will learn about opportunities and challenges of internationalization and practical considerations for launching their AI business in new markets.

Market Discovery Program

The Market Discovery AI Track is ideal for AI startups interested in expanding to Asia. The AI Track helps startups understand the different markets in Asia, as well as each country’s business environment and specifics about the AI ecosystems.

Market Access Program

The Market Access AI Track connects promising AI startups with the German Accelerator’s team of AI experts and provides them with strategic mentoring. Participants receive support in developing their AI product, accessing valuable data, and dealing with the regulatory requirements for AI in their new markets.