Why Our Program?

AI Founders is a unique program that draws its success from three crucial factors: Education and mentoring, a strong ecosystem and access to ressources.​

 

 
  • Heilbronn is developing into the next European AI hotspot through large-scale investment initiatives by the Baden-Württemberg government, projects such as IPAI and startup events like SLUSH’d that are attracting many talents and companies to the region.
 
 
 
  • Our programme is well situated among strong ecosystem partners of the Bildungscampus Heilbronn that is funded by the Dieter Schwarz Stiftung and gives access to talent from educational institutions.  
 
  • As part of the AI Founders program, startups will have the advantage of connecting to a large network of corporate partners in the region.
 
  • Beside the funding that the startup teams receive in the program, the best teams will have the chance to receive further funding opportunities from the Venture Studio and ZFHN Zukunftsfonds.