CyberLab: IT-Accelerator from Karlsruhe
In the CyberLab you can expect a real startup community in a network of over 1,200 companies mentoring by experienced entrepreneurs, personal coaching, a joint startup workspace in a castle with a brewery and 23 years of experience in the best IT and startup environment in Germany!
As we are not driven by a corporate innovation strategy you don´t have to tie your business model to the accelerator’s interests. This means we won’t take your company shares.
Our Accelerator program is an intensive training for startups with focus in IT, Artificial Intelligence, IT Security and Smart Production with the goal to successfully master market entry, secure funding and scale.
Connected to thousands.
We open doors. At CyberLab, you are part of a community of startups from which you can learn. Here you are surrounded by founders who face or already overcame the same kind of challenges you deal with. As part of the CyberForum network, you are connected to thousands: 250 Business Angels and venture capitalists, 150 mentors, and more than 1,200 businesses from the digital economy. In this sense, we provide you the link to potential investors, pilot customers, cooperation partners and a unique wealth of knowledge offered by experienced entrepreneurs.
there for you on all matters.
A support that really fits your needs – that’s really important to us. When your startup is part of CyberLab, you are supported by a personal coach. Together you will develop a milestone plan as well as a coaching programme that suits you and your demands.
Tailored experience and guidance.
We know that you can do well without many bitter lessons. That is why we want you to learn from the experiences of others. We work together with more than 150 experienced entrepreneurs who are ready to guide you as mentors. In order to be sure that you’ll get who you need, we’ll work on a perfect match, and guess what? The mentoring sessions are free of charge.
Smart money for
The CyberLab has access to over 250 investors who support in the first investment rounds.
From entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs.
At the CyberLab, the best IT and high-tech founders work together and support each other. Each team invests in and benefits from our start-up community.
expertise is your next-door-neighbor
We are convinced that there is only one thing you should focus on: getting your startup off the ground. CyberForum’s team provides you with about 50 experts that can help you with that. No matter if you need HR or Marketing support – you’ll find your go-to guys for all your questions.
Hands-on Wissensvermittlung für Gründer.
Wir wollen, dass ihr kontinuierlich wertvollen Input erhaltet. Deshalb laden wir regelmäßig Experten ein, die euch in praxisnahen Formaten gründungsrelevantes Wissen vermitteln.
The CyberLab grows around the Smart Production Park, a new startup center for startups in the field of smart production.
In the future, we will offer our startups 5400 m² of infrastructure in a castle with a brewery, including office and meeting rooms as well as the production hall "Werkstatt 10". Here, startups grow and experiment in a state-of-the-art environment.
Apply now for our Accelerator Program
Next Start: 07th November 2022
Application deadline: 25.09.2022
Target group: Start-up teams with a focus on IT, AI, IT security or smart production
Duration: 3 months (with the option to extend up to 24 months)
Start-up BW state campaign
You have a business idea, a passion for IT, marketing, sales, design or other topics or simply want to be part of a startup? Then TeamUp is the right place for you!
Information about the next TeamUp:
Date & Time: tba
Venue: Online via Zoom
Participation fee: The event is free of charge
Our Teams in CyberLab
Two billion meals are collected manually every year in company restaurants in Germany. This not only leads to long waiting times for food guests, but also causes high costs for the operators. A solution must be found for communal catering that saves personnel costs and enables higher turnover during peak times.
auvisus enables automation of the checkout process through artificial intelligence in image processing. The tray is placed under the camera, the algorithm recognizes and classifies the dishes on the tray and the payment process is completed.
Life stories on auto-pilot
Life stories get revived with Meminto Stories. From a personally generated question bank, users of Meminto get a new question every week, regarding their life or the growing up process of their children. These questions can be answered by writing text, uploading images and even videos (augmented reality) . After a short period of time, we'll create a precious book out of all the stories, as a memory or gift. See the explainer video for Meminto Stories and Meminto Stories for Kids.
Your selfcoaching app
Business-Coaching is expensive and time consuming. Therefore only employees in middle or upper management levels get access to business-coaching through their employers. With our web-based self coaching app we enable employers to offer coaching to all employees guaranteeing the same quality standards for all any time offering transparent cost structures. The users are guided through different solution-oriented coaching processes and tools depending on their overall topic. They are working on their personal solution and are defining and sheduling next steps. Thanks to an overall coaching availability within the company we not only support modern work approaches, grow employee satisfaction and motivation but can also offer a tool to prevent employee fluctuation.
40three offers a solution for efficient catalog management. The cloud-based SaaS platform imports data from management applications such as ERP, Excel and other data sources. It enables salespeople, e-commerce managers and marketing to centrally manage product attributes, categories, professional translations, product images and files. Through automation and pipelines created directly via the interface, channels such as Amazon, idealo, Check24, shops, mobile applications and websites can be filled with just a few clicks with optimized product information.
BlackForest AI delivers continuous intelligence leveraging streaming data to enhance real-time decision-making. As businesses require in-the-moment analysis of information as it flows in, we concentrate on artificial intelligence to give rise to advanced predictive analytics that can answer your business queries on the spot. We are a data-driven platform helping you to be proactive with business events rather than reactive. Transform yourself to keep up with the constant influx of data and discover the power of our technology.
Ventecon develops software solutions for data-driven business model development that enables business developers and analysts as well as strategy consultants to optimize the alignment of a company within a business area.
BestFit - the joy of training
You're standing in the gym with no idea what to do? You are not alone. BestFit has the solution.With the BestFit - App you get an individual workout plan. Your training is focused on your goals and you enjoy a unique training experience. Right from the beginning BestFit is at your side and provides a digital training assistance, just like a personal trainer. Your optimal workout weight will be displayed, exercises will be adjusted automatically and in the statistics you see your development.
Protected Mobile Teamwork
Secured mobile B2B messaging with Blockchain based smart contracting. Made and hosted in Germany. The BLACKPIN App allows secured communication in a completely encrypted and closed environment. BLACKPIN Members can communicate with each other, exchange files which can be stored for 15 years. Our mobile Messenger allows smart asynchronous Communication with colleagues, clients and business partners. The messenger is programed by a complete encryption according to AES256 standard and the archiving of the files is based on the highest certified medical standards in Germany. All files are stored in Germany. 15 years of experience in medical file encryption gained by our partner Telepaxx making BLACKPIN the most secure app on the market. The medical and banking industry require the highest security standards, that´s why they are our main target group. Not forgetting of course other companies and organizations who has the need of protected mobile communication.
AI for Agriculture
HelioPas AI uses artificial intelligence (AI) to help farmers and agricultural service providers identify risks more precisely and make informed decisions. From an altitude of 450 km, at night and in stormy weather, every agricultural field is observed daily. HelioPas AI's technology provides field accurate analysis and the most exact soil moisture data in the world based on satellite data. Various players in the agricultural sector benefit from the early detection of drought damage and moisture-related diseases such as fungal infestation. With the help of HelioPas AI's technology insurers can offer new, automated solutions, while farmers minimize crop risks cost-effectively in producing sufficient, healthy food sustainably.
Visuelles Wissensmanagement das skaliert
All the knowledge you need for your work is spread over a vast number of tools? You are not alone in this. The average mid-sized company has its knowledge spread over 50 different tools today. Now imagine you could use a google map to organize your work. The continents are different topics or projects. The countries are the outline, and the single buildings are notes, pictures or files.And now imagine you could browse through all this content with high speed, like in a video game.This is Infinity Maps! Create a space for big ideas. Give yourself and your colleagues the unique combination of overview and details, and regain control over difficult topics. Infinity Maps - The Google Maps for your ideas!
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Das sagen unsere Alumni
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„Im CyberLab, dem IT Accelerator des Landes Baden-Württemberg hat unsere Reise ihren Anfang genommen. Während unserem ersten Jahr haben wir über das IT Cluster viel Unterstützung in Form von Coaching, Mentoring und auch subventionierten Arbeitsplätzen erhalten."
[Translate to Englisch:] Dr. Jan Reiner
Co-Founder HQS Quantum Simulations GmbH
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„Der Einzug ins CyberLab war aufregend: Ein eigenes Büro für HQS, noch dazu gerade neu gebaut mit schicker und moderner Integration in die Hoepfner-Burg. Dann fühlt man sich direkt gut aufgehoben zwischen weiteren Start-Ups, mit denen man sich über Probleme austauschen kann und lernt die Szene besser kennen. Noch wichtiger als das Umfeld ist allerdings die Hilfe durchs CyberLab-Team. Wir haben immer mit wertvoller Unterstützung rechnen können; besonders in schwierigen Situationen, in denen man sich am Anfang doch schnell wiederfinden kann. Das Vermitteln von Kontakten des CyberForum-Netzwerks und das Ermöglichen unseres Pre-Seed-Investments war ebenso von großer Bedeutung. Dementsprechend sind wir dankbar im CyberLab aufgenommen worden zu sein und für die vielen guten Ratschläge.“
[Translate to Englisch:] Felix Schweikhardt
CEO auvisus GmbH
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„Basierend auf unserer eigenen Gründungserfahrung ist der regelmäßige Austausch und das Feedback unseres Startup-Consultants als auch unseres Bezugsmentors besonders wertvoll für uns. Auch die vielen Events haben uns sehr schnell mit der Karlsruher Gründerszene vernetzt. Nicht zuletzt profitieren wir durch die geteilten Räumlichkeiten mit den anderen Start-Ups sehr vom gegenseitigen Austausch und genießen diese motivierende Arbeitsatmosphäre.“
[Translate to Englisch:] Felix Marmann
CEO STYNG GmbH
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„Great team, great spirit, great input.Working with the CyberLab team has been a very pleasant and inspiring experience so far. You can benefit from immense amounts of know-how and experience from a ton of investors and mentors. Definitely worth it, if you want to take your project to the next level!”
Team and advisory board
Berres Strategy Consulting
meinKA Stadtportal GmbH
Executive Director SWK Novatec GmbH
Agile Partners GmbH
Chairman of the board
CEO Kizoo Technology Capital GmbH
CAS Software AG
Executive Director LEA Partners GmbH
Founder Fairantwortung gAG, Business Angel, Investor
T 0721.602 897-0
F 0721.602 897-99
Opening hours:from Monday untill Thursday between 8:00 and 17:00 hrs.
Friday between 8:00 and 15:00 hrs.
Funding and cooperation
Vice Chairman of the Board Grenke AG
Dr. Friedrich Georg Hoepfner
Executive Director Hoepfner Strategie
European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)
The construction of the CyberLab Accelerator infrastructure is supported by the European Union, the State of Baden-Württemberg and the City of Karlsruhe within the framework of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) - Operational Programme Baden-Württemberg 2014-2020 "Innovation and Energy Turnaround".
The construction of the Accelerator creates the conditions for a state-wide centre for ICT startups, which will be visible as a beacon beyond the borders of Baden-Württemberg and will have a pulling effect on the best ICT founders and investors. Spin-offs from universities, research institutions and companies will receive comprehensive support in their early stages in the planned building in order to develop and implement marketable business models.
The project creates an attractive offer that opens up Karlsruhe's unique location advantages for a nationwide ICT accelerator in order to support outstanding high-tech founders.