Incubator Vision / Mission

We believe that everyone can impact the world.

Incubate world class innovative teams and ideas towards successful startups in the area of Artificial Intelligence

Motivate talented people to focus on Artificial Intelligence field and on their entrepreneur career instead of employment at large corporations.

We want to place the Czech Republic on the map of leading centers of AI.

Establish Prague and Brno as one of the world centers for AI.

Holistic approach to care for our mentees, incorporating latest achievements in neuroscience, health and psychology.

Our Team

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Petr Šrámek

Petr Šrámek

Co-founder, Managing Director

Serial entrepreneur with 30 years of experience. Strong focus on world impacting AI technologies and businesses.

Daniel Kunz

Daniel Kunz

Co-founder

Investor with long-term management experience.

Jan Romportl, Ph.D.

Jan Romportl, Ph.D.

Chief Science Officer

AI researcher with strong academic background and experience in leading data science for a major telecommunication company.

Martin Dostál, Ph.D.

Martin Dostál, Ph.D.

Chief Science Officer

Researcher in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Human-Computer Interaction with long term experience in aerospace industry and academic institutions.

Vladimír Rinčo

Vladimír Rinčo

Chief Financial Officer

Experienced Finance Professional, former Vodafone and AVG FP&A director.

Jan Zadák

Jan Zadák

Associate Advisor

Private Investor, former President Hewlett-Packard Enterprise EMEA

Jiří Materna, Ph.D.

Jiří Materna, Ph.D.

Associate Advisor

AI Research Specialist, Founder and co-organizer of Machine Learning Prague, one of the biggest machine learning conferences in Europe

Tomáš Sýkora

Tomáš Sýkora

VP Marketing

Multi talented entrepreneur with 20 years of experience launching companies.

Martina Složilová Levy

Martina Složilová Levy

Executive Assistant

Central Nervous System of the Incubator.

Martin Havlík

Martin Havlík

Incubation Program Manager

Experienced Program & Project certified manager (PMP).

Juraj Kočar

Juraj Kočar

Project Coordinator

Assisting with startup evaluation, background research and coordination.

Kristýna Nedvědová

Kristýna Nedvědová

University Ambassador

Student of Czech Technical University in Prague

Nell Watson

Nell Watson

Mentor

AI Engineer, Educator, and Speaker, Artificial Intelligence & Robotics Faculty - Singularity University

Tomáš Mikolov, Ph.D.

Tomáš Mikolov, Ph.D.

Mentor

Research Scientist at Facebook, Tomas and his team at Google created famous Word2vec algorithm.

Adam Herout, Ph.D.

Adam Herout, Ph.D.

Mentor

Computer Vision and Machine Learning, Professor at Brno University of Technology

Aleš Horák, Ph.D.

Aleš Horák, Ph.D.

Mentor

NLP, Masaryk University, Machine Learning – Department Head

Matěj Hoffmann, Ph.D.

Matěj Hoffmann, Ph.D.

Mentor

Matej's main research interest is in safe human-robot interaction and collaborative robotics. After having spent 10 years abroad - Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, University of Zurich, and Italian Institute of Technology, he is coordinating a research team at Department of Cybernetics, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, CTU Prague, focusing on humanoid and neurorobotics.

Ondřej Fiala

Ondřej Fiala

Mentor

Deep learning, data digging and NLP specialist (especially Slavic languages).

Jan Trmal, Ph.D.

Jan Trmal, Ph.D.

Mentor

Jan has been involved in AI, NLP and speech technology research and development since 2004. After finishing his Ph.D., he has been working at the Center for Language and Speech Processing, Johns Hopkins University.

Roman Cabálek

Roman Cabálek

Mentor

Former General Manager at Microsoft Czech and Microsoft Business Strategy Manager, Central and Eastern Europe.

Jan Veselý

Jan Veselý

Mentor

IBM Smarter University Leader, Lean Startup and Lean Canvas

Justin Wady

Justin Wady

Mentor

Human Resources, Managing Director, Zeebra Resource Solutions

Pavel Konecny

Pavel Konecny

Mentor

CEO of Neuron soundware, AI Startup Experience

Garan Goodman

Garan Goodman

Mentor

Garan is an entrepreneur by heart and practice having invested privately and via VCs in over 40 startups including Foodora and Ebot7 he is passionate about mentoring the best young European founders and entrepreneurs.

Zuzana Nehajova

Zuzana Nehajova

Mentor

EY Innovation Hub Leader.

Vladislav Severa

Vladislav Severa

Mentor

Partner at EY in charge of Advanced Analytics practice. Machine Learning and AI enthusiast.

Petr Studnička

Petr Studnička

Mentor

Managing Partner at ASB Group, Finance and Accounting specialist

Jiří Horník

Jiří Horník

Mentor

Partner at Kocian Solc Balastik, Law specialist

MUDr. Filip Španiel, Ph.D.

MUDr. Filip Španiel, Ph.D.

Mentor

Filip has over 20 years of experience in the fields of psychotic and mood disorders. He is currently the head of a research department at the National Institute of Mental Health in Prague.

Martina Hyndráková

Martina Hyndráková

Mentor

PR, marketing and Design Thinking specialist

Nick Burnett

Nick Burnett

Mentor

Experienced trainer, facilitator, author, presenter and coach. Co-founder of several enterprises. Over 20 years of focus on education.

Olga Svobodová

Olga Svobodová

Mentor

HR consultant and lecturer with many years of experience as HR Manager of S&T, AVAST Software. At Eaton Corporation she provided complete HR support for the start of the European Innovation Center.

Vince Kohli

Vince Kohli

Mentor

He is helping seed/early stage startups in verticals including retail, healthcare and agriculture with an emphasis on IOT, AR, VR and AI.

Juraj Atlas

Juraj Atlas

Mentor

Cofounder and former CEO of Liftago. Bridging technology and business. Data oriented executive. Transportation futurist.

Radomil Štumpa

Radomil Štumpa

Mentor

FinTech 20+ years on projects across all continents including CEO roles & consultancy, leadership & business strategy consultant, published author and founder of UNIVERSAL SPORTSMAN.

Josef Holý

Josef Holý

Mentor

Josef Holy has been building digital products since the last century. He went through several startups and corporations, including one big pharma. He is mostly focusing on the UX of AI and AI alignment.

Oto Hausman

Oto Hausman

Mentor

PMI Certified PracticManager for strategy, team and change in retail realm, customer services, loyalty systems, SCM, logistics and information systems. PMI Certified Practitioner and Project Management Coach.

Jiří Jelínek

Jiří Jelínek

Health Coach

Holistic life coach, personal fitness trainer, massage therapist, and kinesiologist with over a decade of experience in the wellness industry

How We Are Different

We are different from a typical Accelerator. We understand that AI technology and ideas need time and a lot of support to grow into a real business. We also know startups come to us at varying stages of readiness, each with a unique set of challenges. This is why we focus on AI only and don’t support general startups. This is why we don’t offer cookie-cutter packages; instead, we tailor our help to the needs of each and every project. We expect that upon completing our incubation program, a startup will have at least a MVP, stable team, and established basic company functions. In other words, it will be ready to enter global markets.

Funding

Provide early stage financial backing (cash for first 12 months) based on quarterly milestones.

Credibility

We will help you to reach the best partners and customers.

Rapid prototyping and technology guidance

We will support your early stages of “idea and solution experimentation” with rapid prototyping, and arrange technology guidance from best professionals.

AI brain concentration

We will provide unique co-working office space to create inspirational “AI brain concentration” environment, including cooperation with universities.

AI world conferences

We will facilitate your access to world class AI conferences like NIPS.

Business Consulting

We will help you to get professional services and support (marketing, legal, accounting, finance, recruitment).

Computational resources

We will give you access to cheaper resources from our partners (e.g. AWS, Google) as well as to our shared hardware.

Next financing round

We will help you to reach additional funding after incubation period.

Incubator Timeline

We are launched on 7th of September 2017 and want to select up to 3 projects for our pilot program to sign in Q4 2017. The main phase will start from April 2018 with an aim to incubate up to 30 startups. Application process is ongoing.

Pilot Projects Selection

September 2017 till November 2017

Pilot Projects Incubation

November 2018 till November 2019

First Incubation Cohort

April 2018 till March 2019

Second Incubation Cohort

July 2018 till Aug 2019

 AI Applications On Our Radar

AI can be applied in all human activities. Among the most promising are Health care, Legal, Financial / Accounting, Retail, Marketing, Transportation, Energy, Telco, Agriculture, Diagnostics / Maintenance, Security, HR / Recruitment.

  1. Natural Language Processing (NLP)
  2. Language Translation
  3. Conversation Interface / Chatbots
  4. Virtual Assistants

  1. Computer Vision / Image Recognition
  2. Gesture Control
  3. Augmented Reality
  4. Emotional Recognition

  1. Robotic Process Automation
  2. Personalized Recommendation Engines
  3. Context Aware Computing
  4. Business Analysis

Incubator Partners

We are creating and maintaining a unique ecosystem of cooperating companies and institutions. We want to work closely with main Czech universities and collaborate with all companies and institutions sharing the same ideas we have – to empower Czech entrepreneurs.

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