Innovation Lounge

12,000 square feet Innovation Lounge

We are bringing together the Challengers and Champions of key industries with students, young professionals and VIPs from business, politics and academia

From Silicon Valley to Berlin

Both recently founded startups and industry leaders showcase the latest innovation & technology trends that drive growth and prosperity on both sides of the Atlantic

Accelerators and Incubators

The hottest startups will have the unique opportunity to pitch their businesses in front of top notch U.S. investors.


We are proud to co-host the Innovation Lounge with the German American Business Council, the entrepreneurial network in New England to connect to business.

Get in touch with our remarkable ambassadors!

Looking for business opportunities? Jobs? Ideas? Funding? Inspiring personalities? Don't hesitate to approach our ambassadors!

Spark conversation by giving an inspiring StageTalk in front of 700+ German American community members


We provide compelling interest-based insights and recommended individual connections to our guests that help spark conversation, foster sharing of ideas, and build community


Benefit from our large and prominent media coverage, incl. WirtschaftWoche, Handelsblatt, WDR and BILD


Get in touch with 700+ top notch students and incredible entrepreneurs from all Ivy League Universities as well as from MIT


Get in touch with top U.S. and Germany accelerators as well as investors to take your company to the next level


Many more to follow soon...

Zomida – homecooked meals

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The German Center for Research and Innovation – Fostering creativity and Innovation

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SproutsIO – grow on demand

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Soofa is committed to reinventing overlooked but ubiquitous city infrastructure, like benches. It was founded by a team of female engineers and designers from Harvard...
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Siemens — Automation, Electrification, Digitalization

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Shopkick – connecting shoppers to physical retail

Shopkick is the most-used US shopping app connecting shoppers to physical retail. We’ve partnered with major retailers and brands to provide deals and rewards to...
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Recordbay – digital innovation & media production

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REALEYES – 3D displays

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NVBOTS – disrupting 3D printing

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MIT Media Lab – addressing challenges of the future

Changing Places – Enabling dynamic, evolving places that respond to the complexities of life. The Changing Places group proposes that fundamentally new strategies must be found...
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McKinsey & Company – Global Strategy Consulting

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matchinguu – mobile location intelligence

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Kreditech – Building a ‘digital bank’ for the unscored worldwide

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KISI – Smartphone keys and access management for offices

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KAPTEN & SON – marketing through social media

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hub:raum – digital startup ecosystem

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Google Glass – Revolutionizing Patient Care?

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German-American Business Council of Boston – Connecting Companies and Entrepreneurs

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German American Chamber of Commerce NYC – promoted business between Germany and the U.S

For over 65 years, the German American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. (GACC) has actively promoted business between Germany and the U.S.  As part of a...
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German Accelerator – Boost Young Companies

The German Accelerator supports German startups and young companies to enter the U.S. market and provides them with hands-on expert mentoring at its locations in...
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General Catalyst Partners – Backing Tech Entrepreneurs

General Catalyst Partners is a venture capital firm that makes early-stage and growth equity investments. The firm backs exceptional entrepreneurs who are building innovative technology...
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Gel4Med – eliminate antibiotic resistant bacteria

Gel4Med is a early stage medtech startup focused on the development of a tissue scaffolding matrix that will eliminate antibiotic resistant bacteria from wounds and...
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Fresenius Medical Care – Trends in Healthcare

Fresenius Medical Care Through our industry-leading network of more than 2,200 dialysis facilities, outpatient cardiac and vascular labs, and urgent care centers, as well as...
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Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems CSE – Boosting clean energy

The Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems CSE is a non-profit applied research and development laboratory dedicated to fostering economic development through the commercialization of...
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Done Good – Buy Local & Organic

If you want to buy local, go green, shop organic, stand with workers and more, the DoneGood app makes it easy to find businesses that share...
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Deutsche Bank Labs – Accelerate the evaluation and adoption of game-changing technologies

Deutsche Bank provides commercial and investment banking, retail banking, transaction banking and asset and wealth management products and services to corporations, governments, institutional investors, small...
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DAAD – promoting international academic relations

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is a private, publicly funded, self-governing organization of higher education institutions in Germany. DAAD promotes international academic relations and...
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CCC Corporate Coaching Company – Trends in Scientific-based Coaching

The CCC was founded in 1999 as an internationally operating coaching company with offices in Hamburg (Germany), Wiesbaden (Germany) and Weston, MA (USA). It is...
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Blue Yonder – Predictive Analytics

Blue Yonder is the leading European player in the rapidly growing and developing market for predictive applications. The company is focused on Software-as-a-Service (“SaaS”) based...
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Berklee Online – Global Music Education

Berklee Online is the award-winning online school of Berklee College of Music, delivering access to Berklee’s acclaimed curriculum from anywhere in the world. Berklee Online’s...
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Ambiotex – wearable technologies

Ambiotex, a European pioneer in the field of wearable technologies, develops and produces technologies to measure vital data through non-invasive sensors. In close collaboration with...
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Allergy Amulet – Detecting Allergens

The Allergy Amulet is a rapid, portable, point-of-consumption allergen detection device. Users will wear the device as a necklace, bracelet, or carry it in their...
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Aldebaran – worldwide leader in humanoid robotics

Founded in 2005 by French entrepreneur Bruno Maisonnier and now a business unit of Japanese telecoms company SoftBank Group, Aldebaran designs, manufactures and sells autonomous...
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AFFECTIVA – emotion analytics and sensing technology

Affectiva brings emotional intelligence to the digital world. Using optical sensors, Affectiva technology and science map people’s facial expressions into emotions, unobtrusively and at scale. ...
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