AI meets Entrepreneurs: Impact Bootcamp towards Start-Ups that unfold Potential of Sustainability

January 27. + 28., 2023 @ LMU Munich
Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1, Room E004
80539 München

Munich Center for Machine Learning (Dr. Thomas Meier, Luke Haliburton)
impACTup! (Dr. Dominik Domnik, Maximilian von Geyr, Konstantin Leidinger)
ZD.B / LMU Media Informatics Group (Prof. Albrecht Schmidt, Julian Rasch)
Contact: Julian Rasch

With this two-part event, we aim to shift researchers and students in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence into an Entrepreneurial Mindset. With input from experts and hands-on experience, we want to highlight the chances and risks that a career as a founder and entrepreneur can hold in contrast to research.

Our Keynote speakers are AI researchers, Entrepreneurs, and Sustainable Start-up Founders. While Friday offers insights through Keynotes and Discussion, Saturday challenges participants to develop their own ideas leveraging AI to achieve a sustainable vision. At the end of the day, the groups will pitch their Start-Up ideas to our highly qualified jury from industry and university.

Preliminary Agenda

Friday (Keynotes)
17:00 Welcome by Prof. Albrecht Schmidt & Dr. Thomas Meier
17:10 Keynote by Prof. Stefan Feuerriegel: “Leveraging AI to Achieve the Sustainability Development Goal”
17:35 Keynote by Teigpiloten: “Building a Sustainable Start-Up”
17:55 Keynote by Deutsche Erbbau
18:15 Break
18:30 Discussion Panel
19:00 Problem Outlook
19:30 Open End with Pizza & Drinks

Saturday (Hackathon)
10:00 ImpACTup! Keynote
10:30 Break
10:45 Problem Discussion
11:00 Work on Topics
12:00 Lunch Break in Groups (Offsite)
13:05 Work on Topics
17:00 Pitch Projects to Jury
18:00 Connect Researchers, Students and Industry

Our Jury of highly qualified people from industry and university will evaluate the project pitches of the groups.

Prof. Peer Kröger
Information Systems and Data Mining
CAU Kiel
Prof. Jelena Spanjol
Institute for Innovation Management
LMU Munich
Prof. Stefan Feuerriegel
Institute of AI in Management
LMU Munich
Dr. Susan Lindner
Head of Digitalization at Bayern Innovativ
Nico Kelling
VP & Head of CoE Artificial Intelligence
Infineon Technologies
Dr. Nivien Shafik
Head of Department
Advanced Analytics
Munich Re


Registration opens soon. Please fill out our registration form to receive information about location and last minute changes.

ImpACTup! – Certificate:
Students enrolled in the IEC Programm who want to receive a certificate for this event will have to be present on both days and write a two-page paper about their groups’ Start-Up idea. Please reach out to Maximilian von Geyr, if you have questions regarding this.