The startup incubator brigkAIR is calling for startups in the field of Cloud Computing to apply for the brigkAIR Accelerator Program. In 6 to 9 months, the selected startup will be intensively supported with workshops and coaching sessions. Thus, it will be optimally prepared for further financing rounds.
Envision a world where someone would pull the plug and the Internet, and your network is not available anymore.
All of your apps, services and solutions are offline. But there are things, which still need to run to secure our safety. In being able to communicate with each other, even in a disaster case, the military forces made the foundation with the ARPANET of our modern Internet.
A current example of such sudden disasters are the floods in Germany, Belgium and Netherlands in July 2021. Small rivers turned into torrential currents that destroyed entire villages. Dams threatened to break while electricity, internet and cellphone networks were shut down in what became one of the region’s worst natural catastrophes in recent generations. To set the course for better preparation for any disasters that may occur, we created the brigkAIR Accelerator Program.
We are looking for startups and entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds, such as IT, cloud and hybrid computing or software development, to tackle the problem.
In 2022 it’s time to push the original ideas of the ARPANET to the next level. The challenge is to develop a solution that is operational on-the-fly and offline. Setting up automatically a private scalable and state-of-the art next level cloud approach. Fully operable in a minute and with an automated setup independent from having administrators onsite. And yes Containerization, M2M Protocols and Robust Services as well.
If you find yourself attracted to at least one of the following characteristics of this vision then you should participate and apply to this program! We know that you can’t provide all points and that the final solution may look total different, but we want to give you some good starting points for your creativity!
01 Legacy Hardware
04 High agile Cloud
01 Legacy Hardware
Most of the already existing legacy hardware and its components are not as well connected or smart as the future solutions will be. Can you help us to get the best out of the existing stuff or get it upgradeable? Help us to find out what are the minimum requirements for systems to be part of this cloud infrastructure and what capabilities we can achieve with. Use your innovative spirit to bring this solution further than existing approaches.
Scaling and Swarm
It is not always obvious from the very beginning which requirements hardware has to meet in order to fit into the environment. We need your disruptive support to answer following questions: How must a system be built to dynamically adapt to the environment in real time. How can several hardware devices organize themselves, independently in swarms even without the existence of a centralized instance?
The smallest member in the network is of particular interest. Bring your innovative ideas into play and find out what capabilities does the smallest member need and what is its contribution? Can it adapt itself energy-efficiently and in real time? Is it stackable or can it be aggregated to a bigger unit with more power?
How could cloud services and nodes organize themselves depending on what is available and what is happing around them? Can they organize and interact like bird swarms? Find new approaches and disrupt the future.
To find out why things are the way they are, it is necessary to demonstrate the processes in complex communications. An important question is also whether there is a leap of faith based on the data? And the biggest challenge: this should be interpretable for non-professionals too. Get creative and bring transparency and clarity to the next level.
When we talk about transparency, we are also thinking about detect inconsistencies. Are there any outliers or anomalies in the data? Can you trust the data or a portion of it? We are looking for new ways to tackle this in real time.
04 High agile Cloud
Which services can run for sure with just a small number of nodes or bad connection? Is there a way to make the most out of a poor situation and how quickly can more sophisticated services be delivered? Challenge existing solutions!
In such a catastrophic situation when the performance of the cloud is reduced or the overall connections are pretty bad, somebody else should takeover and reroute data or store it temporarily. Help us to find new ways for such a solution!
To be sustainable and keep using existing units, we need to find solutions for following questions: How can other devices that are not part of the bundle yet be enabled to fit into the system? How can units be retrofitted?
What is the brigkAIR Accelerator Program?
The Accelerator Process
We will start the Accelerator Program with a kickoff meeting. We want to get to know each other, discuss expectations for the upcoming months and define lines together. After that the six months of workshops and coaching sessions will start. They are packed with multiple coaching sessions, starting with “How to…” workshops like finance, marketing, HR etc. and specific Cloud Computing topics, besides that and most importantly, also things like investor-readiness and mentorships. You will also have regular meetings with the corporate mentor to keep reviewing the focus. We believe in “work hard -play hard”, so we will prepare some fun events and networking meetings.
There will be several milestones during the six months. At the respective point of time, the current status will be presented and the further procedure discussed.
The end will be celebrated by a closing ceremony. A look into the future will be taken and possible future cooperations will be discussed.
We as brigkAIR are always by your side and your point of contact for all questions. Don’t be afraid to contact us. We are always willing to listen to you and your questions!
Who are we looking for?
We are looking for entrepreneurs, nerds and startups with a background in IT, cloud computing, hybrid computing, software development.
The Application Process
The final schedule will be updated asap
We are looking forward to your application.
Mid of May, we will review and evaluate all applications received.
After a pre-selection and 1:1 interviews, one startup will be selected.
Now you are ready to go! Be creative and wide for something great.
We will rate your idea and submission and if you make it to the next round, you are being invited to 1:1 calls.
After the final selection you can start disrupting the world and build your idea!
What do you get?
Most frequent questions and answers
No, the property of developed hard- and software solutions remains 100% with you.
You find the application form here. Please make sure that the registration form is completed before submitting.
No, applications are open to anybody interested. The final startup will be selected by us on the basis of the information provided by the applicants in the registration form.
We think early stage startups are the best fit. Ideally you have to be at least two people. That’s the minimum size we start thinking about you as a startup.
Yes and no. We believe in great community and this can only happen if you are on site and can connect with the people. But due to Covid-19 reasons since 2020 this is different. So some stuff will happen virtual some on site. And trust us we have a good environment to work hard, but party hard as well And you never know… maybe the conditions are as perfect that you never want to leave.
The detailed schedule will be published soon. We are currently planning on late February/early March as the kickoff date.
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