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Our incu­ba­tor & accel­er­a­tor pro­gram: Poly­cri­sis #4

Appli­ca­tion starts:12.02.2024
Appli­ca­tion ends:10.03.2024
Pro­gram start:06.05.2024
Pro­gram end:31.10.2024

The world is being hit by sev­er­al crises simul­ta­ne­ous­ly, which are mutu­al­ly depen­dent. We refer to them as the poly­cri­sis.

Our par­tic­i­pants

Con­nect with par­tic­i­pants from Poly Cri­sis Pro­gram #4

Kary­na Shulgi­na

Project man­ag­er Read more

Niklas Fröjd­holm

Strat­e­gy Intern Read more

Louis Schwab

CEO / Co-founder Read more

Anas­tasi­ia Toryanik

Ana­lyst, Sci­en­tist Read more

Darya Dant­se­va

Founder and Biotech­nol­o­gist Read more

Fer­nan­do Matz­dorf

Direc­tor of Data Read more

Clau­dia Ocaran­za Abas­cal

Jour­nal­ism and Trans­paren­cy Direc­tor Read more

Gior­gi Shu­radze

Man­ag­ing Direc­tor and CEO Read more

Eduard Martín-Bor­regón

Exec­u­tive Direc­tor Read more

Alex Youse­fi­an

Co-Founder / COO Read more

Alexan­der Kahlmann

Co-Founder Read more

Vin­cent Momanyi

Lead Poly­mer Researcher Read more

Abby Mbuthi

Co-founder and CPO (Chief Prod­uct Offi­cer) Read more

Marie-Kristin Wysk

Founder and CEO Read more

Mau­rits Zev­er­ing

Man­ag­ing Direc­tor: Finance & Strat­e­gy Read more

Our star­tups

These star­tups arte par­tic­i­pat­ing in our accel­er­a­tor pro­gram:

Skin Open Source

Darya Dant­se­va, Anas­tasi­ia Toryanik

Open-source lab grown skin to help vic­tims of burns in Ukraine.
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Eden Tadesse

Empow­er­ing refugees and dis­placed peo­ple with remote work, edu­ca­tion, and men­tal health resources through an award-win­ning plat­form.
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Eduard Martín-Bor­regón, Clau­dia Ocaran­za Abas­cal, Fer­nan­do Matz­dorf

Gen­er­at­ing strate­gic knowl­edge by open­ing and using data that is cru­cial for func­tion­al democ­ra­cy and account­abil­i­ty.
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Alex Youse­fi­an

Tack­ling Air Pol­lu­tion in cities and ensur­ing evi­dence-backed pol­i­cy through a pow­er­ful Dig­i­tal Twin­ning Plat­form.
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Rethread Africa

Noreen Mwan­cha, Charles Oyamo, Vin­cent Momanyi

Mak­ing fash­ion cir­cu­lar by invent­ing the next gen­er­a­tion of bio­ma­te­ri­als made from agri­cul­tur­al waste.
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Marie-Kristin Wysk

Bring­ing togeth­er paid com­mit­ments in envi­ron­men­tal pro­tec­tion with cor­re­spond­ing impact financ­ing and suit­able staffing.
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Tavseef Mairaj Shah, Gior­gi Shu­radze, Antonel­la Suc­cur­ro

Devel­op­ing an AI-based soft­ware tool that sup­ports Agri­Food busi­ness­es inset­ting car­bon emis­sions at the farm lev­el.
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Louis Schwab, Nameer Alkhayy­at

Stream­lin­ing impact report­ing and track­ing process­es of refor­esta­tion projects boost­ing investor con­fi­dence and facil­i­tat­ing faster access to cap­i­tal.
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Emmanuel Oko­r­woit, Abby Mbuthi

Enhanc­ing for­est restora­tion efforts by pro­vid­ing near-real-time satel­lite imagery and data ana­lyt­ics, aim­ing to reduce tree mor­tal­i­ty rates sig­nif­i­cant­ly.
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nex­tract ener­gy

Mau­rits Zev­er­ing, Daniel Benkhoff, Mari­ia Seme­nenko

Opti­miz­ing ener­gy stor­age tech­nolo­gies with AI to res­cue excess green elec­tric­i­ty from loss due to grid bot­tle­necks.
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Our men­tors and experts

Here you can con­nect with men­tors from our Poly Cri­sis Pro­gram #4

Lau­ra Schmid­hu­ber

Head of Dig­i­tal Inno­va­tion Lab at Miele & Cie. KG Read more

Lucas von Fürsten­berg

Sus­tain­able forestry, real estate, busi­ness angel at Frei­herr von Fürsten­berg’sche Ver­wal­tung Read more

Cielo Sanabria

Senior LCA Expert and Sus­tain­abil­i­ty Ana­lyst at SAP Read more

Natalia Mejia Par­do

Project Asso­ciate at The Data Tank Read more

Sebas­t­ian Schramm

Ven­ture Archi­tect at Enpulse Ven­tures GmbH Read more

Sébas­tien Mar­tin

Founder and Man­ag­ing Part­ner at Impact Asso­ciates Read more

Matthias Oetken

CEO & Founder, Exec­u­tive coach, for­mer CFO/ CRO at N26 Read more

Tobias Ahrens

Head of Founder­center at Berlin­er Volks­bank Read more