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What is the AI E-Lab?

Let's explore the startup world.

T O G E T H E R !

TOGETHER!

The AI Entrepreneurship Lab is a 3-months founding journey for curious and driven individuals. We provide you with relevant knowhow and a team as well as support you in laying the foundation for your own AI startup.

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Our Mission

You.

Yes, you.

You can build something great.

Entrepreneurship means change and we believe that everyone is qualified to become an entrepreneur. Think about your last big achievement, your perseverance over hurdles and what it took to succeed - you already proved that you are a real changemaker. Are you ready for your next step? Great. With our AI Entrepreneurship Lab we aim at making the founding of AI startups accessible to everyone, including you. You bring in the motivation and dedication, and we connect you and try to make founding as easy as possible for you.

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Timeline

Ideation and Teambuilding

07.10

Learn and Research

17.10

Build - Measure - Learn

31.10

Final Pitch Week

06.01

Ideation and Teambuilding

07.10

Ideation and Teambuilding

We kick-off our journey on 07.10. with a get-together and co-founder matching. In teams, you work on an AI-related business idea and pitch the results on 14.10. Everybody who finds a team is admitted to the next stage.

Ideation and Teambuilding

07.10

Ideation and Teambuilding

We kick-off our journey on 07.10. with a get-together and co-founder matching. In teams, you work on an AI-related business idea and pitch the results on 14.10. Everybody who finds a team is admitted to the next stage.

Learn and Research

17.10

Learn and Research

You elaborate on your AI startup idea and we prepare you for the second pitch on 28.10. with workshops on storytelling and interviewing. Now, only the most convincing teams proceed.

Build - Measure - Learn

31.10

Build - Measure - Learn

Every week is a sprint in the build-measure-learn loop in accordance with the lean startup approach: you develop MVPs, validate and adjust hypotheses by gathering customer insights. We offer weekly mentoring sessions with experts and bring you closer to topics like rapid prototyping, business modeling and product-market fit through workshops and inspiring talks.

Final Pitch Week

06.01

Final Pitch Week

You finalize your MVP until 06.01. and participate in workshops on funding and negotiating. Your final pitch takes place on 13.01. and we conclude our awesome journey with an afterparty.

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Benefits & Requirements

We support you in achieving your endeavors because your personal growth is our goal.

We want to challenge curious and dedicated people with an interest in founding an AI-based startup. We accept already existing teams and individuals of any background and level of experience, since we value motivation and commitment most. This is a part-time program and we expect you to provide us with intermediate deliverables on a weekly basis: pitches, MVPs, learning outcomes, sprint planning, etc. Our events are planned to take place in Munich, so you must be able join in person. The more you commit, the more you get.

Access our Network

In order to shape something meaningful and have impact, knowledge alone does not suffice. You need a network of diverse people you can learn from and share your passion with. We therefore organize several events where you can meet and mingle with TUM.ai members, business and domain experts, startups, founders, investors and many more.

Count on our Support

We help you develop your final MVP and guide you through the program with individual coaching and tailored mentoring with founders and domain experts. You and your team have the opportunity to experience vidid discussions in our co-working spaces. We also provide you with software and hardware resources, and you can count on tech support.

Learn and Grow

Everyone has superpowers and we support you in using them to excel. With hands-on workshops we provide you with the knowledge to found your AI startup and encourage you to test it in a real-world setting. Listening to and interacting with others are key to personal growth and success, which is why our program is customer-centric and feedback-oriented.

We are Equity-free

Making AI and the founding process accessible to everyone is one of our missions at TUM.ai. We therefore do not charge any costs for the AI E-Lab and do not take any equity stake in your venture. Further, we don’t expect pre-seed readiness or any initial investment. The only investment you have to arrange is your time, eagerness and dedication.

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Q&A

Do you have any questions?

I don’t feel experienced yet. Should I still apply?

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Do I need to be enrolled at a university?

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When is the application deadline?

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Do I have to be located in Munich during the program or can I join remotely?

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What is the time commitment for this program?

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Do I need to have an idea and a team to apply?

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My idea is not AI related. Can I still apply?

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What if I don’t find a team during the first week of the AI E-Lab?

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Am I legally bound to TUM.ai or a partner company?

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You still have other questions?

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Apply now and join our next AI E-Lab

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