The “Start-up Scale program” of the Digital Hub Initiative entered the fourth round on March 30, 2023. The goal of the program is to support high-potential startups from the network of the initiative. Within three months, the participating startups receive support tailored to their individual needs. The program includes various coaching sessions and workshops with coaches from the Hub Agency and external experts, as well as pitch training to help them present themselves even better to potential investors, and the opportunity to participate in events and do some networking. In addition, the program ends with a political roundtable. At the roundtable, the participating startups can exchange ideas with political representatives and start a dialogue.
The Start-up Scale program recently focused on female entrepreneurship and thus the promotion of female founders. Now, the main focus is on migrant founders. Ten startups have now been accepted into the program - eight teams come directly from the network of the Digital Hub Initiative, and two teams were able to participate with a wildcard.
One of these ten teams is promiseQ. The Berlin-based startup, which was already accepted into the program of the MediaTech Hub Accelerator in October 2021, has set itself the task to reduce the number of false alarms. To achieve this goal, the two founders Tolga Ermis and Elias Kardel rely on the use of artificial intelligence in combination with crowdwork. Participation in the Start-up Scale program now marks the next step for the team in advancing their own business, and to further connect within the ecosystem.