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AIConnects – AI Startup Competition Finals 2024

March 20, 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm CET

The AI ecosystem in Hesse is constantly growing and hessian.AI is right at its center. After the massive success of the AICon, we launch a new format series with “AIConnects”. It aims to bridge the gap between AI research and AI application, supporting knowledge transfer and bringing the right people together to foster AI innovation. Our unique ecosystem is fueled by the diversity of its players, spanning from world-class AI research talent to AI developers and AI applicants. That is why

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In the first edition of “AIConnects” we celebrate the Startups of the AI Startup Competition with exciting pitches from 6 finalist teams that are hand-selected by our Jury from over 30 ventures in the current competition. Jury members will be announced soon!

Another highlight of the evening will be the official release of the AI Startup Landscape Hesse 2024.

Together with our partners Start2, Starthub Hessen, Beteiligungsmanagement Hessen, TechQuartier, Station, Science Park Kassel, HIGHEST, EXIST, and AI Hub FFM we put together over 100 promising AI startups and early-stage projects from Hesse and pin them on a map.

First of its kind in Germany. 2024 will be the year of AI in application. So let’s meet, mingle, brainstorm and connect to bring AI into practice.


4.30pm – 7pm: AI Startup Competition Finals

4.30pm: Welcome & Registration

5pm: Opening & introduction to AI Startup Competition

5.15pm: Startup pitches from the Startup Competition 2023

6.15pm: Introducing the AI Startup Landscape

6.30pm: Award ceremony of the winners of the Startup Competition 2023

from 7pm: Networking

  • Open Networking
  • Drinks and Food

To ensure your place is reserved, please confirm your attendance. Places are limited, first come, first served!

We look forward to an inspiring event that fosters innovation and collaboration in the AI community.

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March 20
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm CET


NIO House
Große Eschenheimer Str. 16
Frankfurt am Main, Hesse 60313 Germany
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