Discover the Journey and Vision of STARTPLATZ

About Us

"AI won't replace you.
But a person using AI will."

Richard Baldwin
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It’s about getting you ready for the AI revolution. Because AI is here to stay and it's only getting better.

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Why choose us?

We have a clear vision of the future!

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A future where humanity thrives with boundless creativity and unlimited freedom to pursue their passions.

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Our Mission

With the STARTPLATZ AI Hub, we promote learning and growth in generative AI while supporting innovative companies.

Each member contributes to our collective knowledge through expert lectures, shared experiences, and active participation, making them an important part of this cooperative journey.

Together, we navigate and shape the exciting new era of generative AI.


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Our Vision

Our goal is to establish ourselves as the leading hub for generative AI in Germany, cultivating a thriving ecosystem of innovative startups, cutting-edge education, and collaborative progress. We are dedicated to empowering individuals and startups alike to unlock their full potential and make groundbreaking advancements that shape the future of AI.

By doing so, we contribute to a world where technology is harnessed for the greater good of society.

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Our Benefits

The gap between AI experts and beginners will never be smaller than it is right now.

Keeping up with the fast-paced world of generative AI is challenging alone, which is why we initiated the STARTPLATZ AI Hub.

With us you get exclusive network access, free entry to selected AI Hub events, access to online resources and a members-only Slack channel, 24/7 access to coworking spaces, expert consultations, skill certification, and more.

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Inspiring Journeys of Our Students

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Discover the experiences and insights shared by members of our vibrant AI community. Their stories reflect the impact and transformative power of our programs at AI Hub STARTPLATZ


"As a participant in the AI Summer School at Startplatz Cologne, I gained great insights into many future-relevant topics such as ChatGPT, LangChain, and ultimately built my first small chatbot - So much positive energy -its incredible!"

Stefanie Krüll

Senior Web & Graphicdesigner

"Today's completion of #AI-Bootcamp at STARTPLATZ is equally my personal kick-off to the next level of developing applications based on artificial intelligence — every minute was time well invested!"

Patric Huchtemeier

Consultant for strategy and transformation

„Das Team von Startplatz ist sehr engagiert und dynamisch. Ich habe sehr viel Neues zum Thema AI und vor allem ChatGPT gelernt. Auch kommt die Anwendung nicht zu kurz und ich habe sogar meinen eigenen Chatbot gebaut - Der Moin Chatbot.“

Clara Schlagowski

Consulting & HR

„AI-BOOTCAMP hat meine Perspektive auf Künstliche Intelligenz grundlegend erweitert. Die intensive Auseinandersetzung mit Experten und Gleichgesinnten hat meine Fähigkeiten in der AI-Technologie entscheidend gestärkt."

Andreas Schott

PMO und Change- & Management-Consultant

Course Instructors

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Jakow Smirin

Chief AI & Operations Officer STARTPLATZ AI Hub Duesseldorf

Akram Mihyar

Chief AI & Operations Officer STARTPLATZ AI Hub Cologne

Lukas Stratmann

Chief Evangelist STARTPLATZ

Lorenz Gräf

Managing Director STARTPLATZ