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Upcoming
30 Jan 2024
QAI Ventures Speed Dating

Selected Startups are invited to uptownBasel for our in-person Speed Dating with our Network.

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QAI Ventures Speed Dating

30 Jan 2024

Selected Startups are invited to uptownBasel for our in-person Speed Dating with our Network.

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Upcoming
14 Dec 2023
QAI Ventures AMA Session

Join the QAI Ventures AMA Session in December. Ask Alexandra Beckstein, CEO and Co-founder, and Thomas Landis, COO and Accelerator...

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QAI Ventures AMA Session

14 Dec 2023

Join the QAI Ventures AMA Session in December. Ask Alexandra Beckstein, CEO and Co-founder, and Thomas Landis, COO and Accelerator Lead, all your questions about the QAI Ventures Quantum Startup Accelerator and our Venture Capital fund.

📅 Date: December 14th, 2023
🕒 Time: 11:00 - 11:50 AM CEST
🌐 Location: Online (Link will be provided upon registration)

This event is perfect for quantum and advanced AI startups, investors, tech enthusiasts, and anyone curious about the future of technology.

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Upcoming
05 Dec - 07 Dec 2023
Q2B23 Silicon Valley

🤝 Meet QAI Ventures in December in Silicon Valley at Q2B! Q2B is excited to be back for the seventh year in a row to connect t...

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Q2B23 Silicon Valley

05 Dec - 07 Dec 2023

🤝 Meet QAI Ventures in December in Silicon Valley at Q2B!

Q2B is excited to be back for the seventh year in a row to connect the international quantum community computing ecosystems! We will feature top academics, industry end users, government representatives, and quantum computing vendors worldwide.

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30 Nov 2023
Swiss Innovation Forum

🤝 Meet the QAI Ventures team in Basel at the leading national conference in innovation. Innovation stems from exchange and new...

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Swiss Innovation Forum

30 Nov 2023

🤝 Meet the QAI Ventures team in Basel at the leading national conference in innovation.

Innovation stems from exchange and new thinking methods – developing forward-looking projects with creative minds. At the Swiss Innovation Forum, motivated start-ups, courageous idea generators, and committed investors unite to drive the Swiss innovation landscape forward.

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13 Nov - 16 Nov 2023
Web Summit - No. 1 Startup Conference

🤝 Meet the QAI Ventures team in Lisbon at the Web Summit! Politico has said the Web Summit runs “the world’s premier tech ...

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Web Summit - No. 1 Startup Conference

13 Nov - 16 Nov 2023

🤝 Meet the QAI Ventures team in Lisbon at the Web Summit!

Politico has said the Web Summit runs “the world’s premier tech conference”,
the Atlantic that Web Summit is “where the future goes to be born”, and the New York Times that we assemble “a grand conclave of the tech industry’s high priests”.

At a time of great uncertainty for many industries and, indeed, the world itself, the Web Summit gathers policymakers, heads of state, and the founders and CEOs of technology companies and fast-growing startups, to ask a simple question: Where to next?

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07 Nov - 09 Nov 2023
Puzzle X

🤝 Meet the QAI Ventures team in Barcelona at the world's leading event for exponential technologies and exponential futures!

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Puzzle X

07 Nov - 09 Nov 2023

🤝 Meet the QAI Ventures team in Barcelona at the world's leading event for exponential technologies and exponential futures!

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02 Nov 2023
QAI Ventures Demo Day | 16:00 - 22:00 CET | @uptownBasel

SAVE THE DATE! We are inviting everyone in the Startup Ecosystem to meet the Quantum Startups that participated in the inaugural Q...

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QAI Ventures Demo Day | 16:00 - 22:00 CET | @uptownBasel

02 Nov 2023

SAVE THE DATE!
We are inviting everyone in the Startup Ecosystem to meet the Quantum Startups that participated in the inaugural QAI Ventures Accelerator program!

The Demo Day will be followed by a Halloween Party! 👹🧛🏻‍♀️👻👽

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31 Oct 2023
QAI Ventures Investor Day | 14:00 - 20:00 CET | @uptownBasel

Investors meet the Quantum Startups that participated in the first accelerator program of QAI Ventures.

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QAI Ventures Investor Day | 14:00 - 20:00 CET | @uptownBasel

31 Oct 2023

Investors meet the Quantum Startups that participated in the first accelerator program of QAI Ventures.

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16 Oct 2023
Quantum Industry Day @EPFL

🤝 Meet QAI Ventures on 16. October in Lausanne at EPFL's Quantum Industry Day! The Quantum Industry Day in Switzerland gathers...

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Quantum Industry Day @EPFL

16 Oct 2023

🤝 Meet QAI Ventures on 16. October in Lausanne at EPFL's Quantum Industry Day!

The Quantum Industry Day in Switzerland gathers academic and industrial R&D to foster exchange and accelerate the development of new quantum products.

Large private and public investments rapidly push quantum technologies out of labs and into real-world applications. Industrial actors are playing a key role: they provide the enabling technologies and the commercialization know-how driving this development.

The program covers the areas of quantum computing, quantum sensing, quantum instrumentation, and quantum communication. Have a look at the agenda.

Register now for the talks, workshops, and networking sessions. The event is free of charge and on-site.

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14 Oct 2023
Swissnex Quantum Summit

🤝 Meet QAI Ventures on 10. October in Lausanne at the Swissnex Quantum Summit! The Swissnex Quantum Summit will explore best p...

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Swissnex Quantum Summit

14 Oct 2023

🤝 Meet QAI Ventures on 10. October in Lausanne at the Swissnex Quantum Summit!

The Swissnex Quantum Summit will explore best practices in building multi-stakeholder quantum ecosystems at the local and national levels while connecting them globally. The moment is ripe to bring together quantum initiatives from different countries to accelerate breakthroughs and shape the quantum economy jointly.

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11 Oct - 13 Oct 2023
GESDA Annual Summit

In 2023, the geopolitical stakes of science and diplomacy remain at the top of many of our minds. With a more challenging environm...

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GESDA Annual Summit

11 Oct - 13 Oct 2023

In 2023, the geopolitical stakes of science and diplomacy remain at the top of many of our minds. With a more challenging environment for collaboration, there is an even greater need to create opportunities for joint action towards a common multilateral agenda.

Under GESDA’s vision of “Using the Future to Build the Present,” the third GESDA Summit will cultivate dialogue on critical future opportunities and risks, complementing the third GESDA Science Breakthrough Radar®, released at the event.

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10 Oct - 11 Oct 2023
QBN Quantum Industry Summit

🤝 Meet QAI Ventures from 10.-11. September in Stuttgart at the QBN Quantum Industry Summit! The QBN Quantum Industry Summit, t...

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QBN Quantum Industry Summit

10 Oct - 11 Oct 2023

🤝 Meet QAI Ventures from 10.-11. September in Stuttgart at the QBN Quantum Industry Summit!

The QBN Quantum Industry Summit, taking place during the Quantum Effects exhibition, is bringing together world-class leaders, quantum experts, and end-users to address pressing demands and challenges facing the quantum industry, promote and strengthen European sovereignty in the global quantum landscape, and drive innovation and industrialization of quantum technologies.

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10 Oct - 11 Oct 2023
Quantum Effects 2023

Quantum Effects is a trade fair and conference for application-oriented quantum technologies with international impact. It will se...

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Quantum Effects 2023

10 Oct - 11 Oct 2023

Quantum Effects is a trade fair and conference for application-oriented quantum technologies with international impact. It will secure the vanguard role of Europe in this field.

Quantum Effects will help to design and develop a comprehensive European ecosystem for quantum technologies in close cooperation with industry, science, politics and the relevant networks and investors. It will provide a platform for innovation, inspiration and collaboration and create enthusiasm for quantum technologies.

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28 Sep 2023
CONFARE Swiss #CIOSummit Zürich 2023 | @Zürich Marriott Hotel

Confare is a Digital Ecosystem Influencer in the DACH region. As the organizer of the #CIOAward in Austria and Switzerland and the...

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CONFARE Swiss #CIOSummit Zürich 2023 | @Zürich Marriott Hotel

28 Sep 2023

Confare is a Digital Ecosystem Influencer in the DACH region. As the organizer of the #CIOAward in Austria and Switzerland and the IDEAwards in Austria and Germany , we offer appreciation for success and attention to outstanding managers. We network DACH-wide decision-makers from the fields of IT and digitization and offer events and awards on various social networks.

Speaker: Alexandra Beckstein

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28 Sep - 29 Sep 2023
PlanQK Days

🤝 Meet QAI Ventures from 28.-29. September in Berlin at PlanQK Days! PlanQK (Platform and Ecosystem for Quantum Applications)...

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PlanQK Days

28 Sep - 29 Sep 2023

🤝 Meet QAI Ventures from 28.-29. September in Berlin at PlanQK Days!

PlanQK (Platform and Ecosystem for Quantum Applications) is the winner of the AI innovation competition of the German Ministry for Economy and Climate Protection and provides the foundation and platform for establishing a community of users of quantum applications.

Anaqor AG is the consortium leader, whereas the University of Stuttgart's Institute for Architecture of Application System is responsible for the scientific direction of PlanQK.

In addition, the consortium consists of Accenture, Bundesdruckerei, DB Systel, DB Systemtechnik, d-fine, Frankfurt Consulting Engineers, Fraunhofer FOKUS, Free University of Berlin's Dahlem Center for Complex Quantum Systems, HQS Quantum Simulations, Komm.ONE, Ludwig-Maximilian University Munich's department of Mobile and Distributed Systems, Planerio, regio IT, Smart Reporting, T-Labs, and Trumpf.

More than 100 associated partners have joined PlanQK to learn about using quantum computers in various industries.

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26 Sep - 28 Sep 2023
Quantum World Congress

🤝 Meet QAI Ventures from 26.-28. September in Tysons, VA, USA at the World Quantum Congress. Quantum World Congress is the fir...

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Quantum World Congress

26 Sep - 28 Sep 2023

🤝 Meet QAI Ventures from 26.-28. September in Tysons, VA, USA at the World Quantum Congress.

Quantum World Congress is the first-of-its-kind global conference, exposition, and networking event that brings a quantum-ready future into focus. This event welcomes quantum technology visionaries, policymakers, researchers, business and investment leaders, educators, and students from all over the world to discuss and showcase major developments in quantum solutions, research, education, workforce, thought leadership, policy, business, and investment.

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25 Sep - 26 Sep 2023
Quantum Business Europe (QBE23) 

🤝 Meet QAI Ventures from 26.-27. September in Berlin at the Quantum Business Europe (QBE23)! Quantum Business Europe provides ...

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Quantum Business Europe (QBE23) 

25 Sep - 26 Sep 2023

🤝 Meet QAI Ventures from 26.-27. September in Berlin at the Quantum Business Europe (QBE23)!
Quantum Business Europe provides a unique event for IT decision-makers and innovators to explore and discuss insights, showcase the latest innovative projects, and connect with the best and brightest minds in the industry. We are proud to contribute towards putting Europe on the center stage and commit to evolving with the community it serves.

In the transformation era, the event aims to empower the business community with the knowledge, skills, technology, and connections they need to master the three dimensions of the quantum revolution: computing, communication, and sensing.

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24 Sep - 26 Sep 2023
Bits and Pretzels - Founders Festival

🤝 At Bits & Pretzels 2023, you will meet the QAI Ventures team and 5,000 founders, investors, and industry leaders for three da...

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Bits and Pretzels - Founders Festival

24 Sep - 26 Sep 2023

🤝 At Bits & Pretzels 2023, you will meet the QAI Ventures team and 5,000 founders, investors, and industry leaders for three days full of learning, networking & doing business.

With only about 10% of startups making it past the five-year mark, it's clear that certain practices set the most successful founders apart.

Bits & Pretzels Founders Festival is helping entrepreneurs thrive by fostering a strong network with potential investors, customers, and employees and remaining vigilant across industries for unique opportunities.

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20 Sep - 21 Sep 2023
Quantum Summit

🤝 Meet QAI Ventures from 20.-21. September in Berlin at the bitkom Quantum Summit! 2 Days | 50+ Sessions | 70+ Speakers | 300+ ...

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Quantum Summit

20 Sep - 21 Sep 2023

🤝 Meet QAI Ventures from 20.-21. September in Berlin at the bitkom Quantum Summit!
2 Days | 50+ Sessions | 70+ Speakers | 300+ Participants

🌐 Quantum computing is no longer a distant horizon – it’s here to stay and promising to solve both local and global problems in various fields that are beyond the reach of today's computers.
🔓 But how do we harness this potential and move from concept to widespread industrial adoption? Join the bitkom Quantum Summit to learn more!

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15 Sep - 17 Sep 2023
Digital Festival Zürich

🤝 Meet the QAI Ventures Team and Startups at Digital Festival Zürich! Pioneers and digital doers meet in Zurich to challenge ...

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Digital Festival Zürich

15 Sep - 17 Sep 2023

🤝 Meet the QAI Ventures Team and Startups at Digital Festival Zürich!

Pioneers and digital doers meet in Zurich to challenge and rethink existing structures with their ideas. At the Digital Festival, the international tech world discusses the major issues of the digital future - always with reference to challenges and opportunities for the Swiss economy and society.

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12 Sep 2023
QAI Ventures Salon #2 | 17:00 - 19:00 CET

Join the QAI Ventures Quantum Startups for a discussion with Dr. Andreas Masuhr, Head of the Quantum Initiative at the Swiss Acade...

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QAI Ventures Salon #2 | 17:00 - 19:00 CET

12 Sep 2023

Join the QAI Ventures Quantum Startups for a discussion with Dr. Andreas Masuhr, Head of the Quantum Initiative at the Swiss Academy of Science (SCNAT), on the topic of "Quo Vadis Switzerland? Public and Private Quantum Agendas"

The Swiss Quantum Initiative aims to further strengthen Switzerland’s leading position in the field of quantum technology, from basic research to application.
Learn more about the Swiss Quantum Commission at https://quantum.scnat.ch.

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29 Aug 2023
QuEra and QAI Ventures Partner to Accelerate Quantum-Powered Businesses and Innovation

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS and ARLESHEIM, SWITZERLAND - August 29, 2023 – QuEra, the leader in neutral-atom quantum computers, and QA...

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QuEra and QAI Ventures Partner to Accelerate Quantum-Powered Businesses and Innovation

29 Aug 2023

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS and ARLESHEIM, SWITZERLAND - August 29, 2023 – QuEra, the leader in neutral-atom quantum computers, and QAI Ventures, a quantum-focused VC fund and startup accelerator, today announced a partnership to provide early-stage companies with access to QuEra Computing’s quantum computer, the world’s largest publicly-accessible quantum computer. In addition to access to QuEra Computing’s quantum technology, startups in QAI Ventures’ accelerator program can also engage directly with QuEra Computing’s world-class scientists and engineers to receive unmatched expertise and experience, thus helping them accelerate their ideas and businesses.

QAI Ventures has developed a comprehensive accelerator program that is embedded in the ecosystem of QuantumBasel, Switzerland’s first quantum hub for commercial use. The goal of the program, which started in July of this year, is to support quantum startups all over the world in taking their projects to the next level. QAI Ventures' initial cohort of startups includes Anaqor, Kipu Quantum, Miraex, Moonlight AI, and qdc. As part of the accelerator program, each company is provided with 100,000 Swiss francs and equal services, including access to state-of-the-art quantum hardware and services, connection to QAI Ventures corporate and academic partners, and shared desks at QuantumBasel.

As a key partner to QAI Ventures and its portfolio companies, QuEra provides premium access to its quantum computer built on large-scale arrays of neutral atoms. QuEra currently offers users up to 256 qubits on its Aquila-class machines and is working to scale to much higher numbers. QuEra’s designs feature a unique combination of system size, coherence, and an innovative analog quantum processing mode that provides new ways to solve machine learning, optimization, and simulation problems. Furthermore, Aquila machines offer the added benefit of its FPQA™ technology, a field-programmable qubit array that provides flexible reconfiguration of its qubit positioning, comparable to designing a new chip layout for each computation. The hardware is complemented by Bloqade™, an open-source software package that assists with expressing and testing problems in this new way.

In addition to access to its quantum computers, services QuEra is offering through QAI Ventures’ accelerator program include:
Custom training on QuEra devices led by QuEra’s expert instructors.
Consulting time with QuEra’s scientists to determine if a problem is a good fit for QuEra quantum computers and, if so, how to best implement it.
Analytics dashboard on which companies can define users and projects and assign budgets to each.

“We are delighted to partner with QAI Ventures to help accelerate responsible innovation in quantum computing. By providing QAI’s startups with premium access to our Aquila-class machines and the expertise of our world-class scientists and engineers, we are empowering the next generation of quantum innovators. We look forward to extending this powerful partnership forged with QAI Ventures to other quantum accelerators worldwide, ensuring that quantum technology reaches its full potential,” said Yuval Boger, Chief Marketing Officer, QuEra Computing.

“In QuEra, we found a partner who shares our vision of building quantum technology through mutual enablement and leveraging the ecosystem players with the same values. QuEra built solid and robust collaborations with our quantum startups from day one, and we are excited to strengthen our cooperation moving forward,” said Alexandra Beckstein, CEO and co-founder, QAI Ventures.

About QAI Ventures
QAI Ventures is a quantum-focused VC Fund and Startup Accelerator embedded in the ecosystem of QuantumBasel, empowering quantum technologies’ global transformation with strategic startup investments and collaborative ecosystem building. Learn more about them at qai-ventures.com and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn

About QuEra Computing
QuEra Computing is the leader in commercializing quantum computers using neutral atoms—widely recognized as a highly promising quantum modality. Based in Boston and built on pioneering research from nearby Harvard University and MIT, QuEra operates the world’s largest publicly accessible quantum computer, available over a major public cloud and for on-premises delivery. QuEra is developing large-scale, fault-tolerant quantum computers to tackle classically intractable problems, becoming the partner of choice in the quantum field. Simply put, QuEra is the best way to quantum. For more information, visit them at quera.com and follow them on Twitter or LinkedIn.

Contact QuEra:
Merrill Freund
press@quera.com

Contact QAI Ventures:
Anca Albu
press@qai-ventures.com

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27 Jul - 28 Jul 2023
Responsible Quantum Technologies KIT Karlsruhe

Panel Speaker : Alexandra Beckstein The rapid advancement of quantum technologies has the potential to bring about significant ben...

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Responsible Quantum Technologies KIT Karlsruhe

27 Jul - 28 Jul 2023

Panel Speaker : Alexandra Beckstein The rapid advancement of quantum technologies has the potential to bring about significant benefits in areas such as computing, communication, and sensing. However, with the emergence of new technologies comes the responsibility to consider the potential ethical, social, and political implications. This open panel seeks to bring together experts from diverse backgrounds to engage in a critical and inclusive discussion on the responsible futures for quantum technologies.

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24 Jul 2023
QAI Ventures Joins the European Quantum Industry Consortium (QuIC)

We are proud to become part of the European Quantum Industry Consortium (QuIC) Community and join the #Quantum industry stakeholde...

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QAI Ventures Joins the European Quantum Industry Consortium (QuIC)

24 Jul 2023

We are proud to become part of the European Quantum Industry Consortium (QuIC) Community and join the #Quantum industry stakeholders in building a strong European Quantum Technologies ecosystem!

QuIC’s mission is to boost the European Quantum Technology industry’s competitiveness and economic growth, and bolster value creation across the continent.

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12 Jul 2023
Join the QAI Ventures Quantum Startups for a discussion with Wenzel Mehnert, Futurologist at the Austrian Institute of Technology.

Wenzel Mehnert is a Futurologist at the Austrian Institute of Technology, Co-founder of the Berlin Ethics Lab at the TU Berlin, Fe...

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Join the QAI Ventures Quantum Startups for a discussion with Wenzel Mehnert, Futurologist at the Austrian Institute of Technology.

12 Jul 2023

Wenzel Mehnert is a Futurologist at the Austrian Institute of Technology, Co-founder of the Berlin Ethics Lab at the TU Berlin, Fellow of the Robert Jungk, Library for Future Issues 2022, Artist in Lab at the Fraunhofer ISI 2022, and former research assistant at the UdK Berlin.

Learn more about Wenzel at https://wenzelmehnert.de

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10 Jul 2023
Grand Opening Quantum Startup Accelerator

On July 10th, our Quantum Startup Accelerator will kick off its inaugural program, and we will celebrate together with the startup...

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Grand Opening Quantum Startup Accelerator

10 Jul 2023

On July 10th, our Quantum Startup Accelerator will kick off its inaugural program, and we will celebrate together with the startup founders, mentors and Quantum ecosystem and guests.

Event Agenda:
15:00 - 15:15 Welcome by QAI Ventures
15:15 - 15:30 Welcome by uptownBasel
15:30 - 15:40 Quantum Today by QuantumBasel
15:40 - 16:00 Keynote Speaker, Jürg Mäder (Nationalrat GLP)
16:00 - 16:15 Startup Pitches: Kipu Quantum & Anaqor
16:15 - 16:45 Networking Break
16:45 - 17:15 Startup Pitches: Miraex, Moonlight AI, QDC
17:15 - 17:30. Intro Upcoming Weeks for Startups & closing
17:30 - 22:00 Roof Top BBQ und Networking

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11 May 2023
Singapore

Meet our Team in person in Singapore. We will be happy to answer your questions about our offering and the QuantumBasel ecosystem ...

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Singapore

11 May 2023

Meet our Team in person in Singapore. We will be happy to answer your questions about our offering and the QuantumBasel ecosystem in a 1:1 meeting.

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09 May - 10 May 2023
RISE OF AI

Panel Speaker: Alexandra Beckstein Since 2015, the annual Rise of AI conference connects AI experts, decision-makers, opinion lea...

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RISE OF AI

09 May - 10 May 2023

Panel Speaker: Alexandra Beckstein

Since 2015, the annual Rise of AI conference connects AI experts, decision-makers, opinion leaders and game changers to discuss Artificial Intelligence for society, politics and economy.

Personally hosted by Veronika & Fabian Westerheide, we truly shape and connect the German AI ecosystem.

Join Rise of AI Conference to tap into our exclusive and unique network of C-level shapers and movers off AI.

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03 May - 04 May 2023
Q2B Paris

Startup Jury: Alexandra Beckstein Q2B is the premier conference on quantum technologies, defining the roadmap to quantum value. C...

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Q2B Paris

03 May - 04 May 2023

Startup Jury: Alexandra Beckstein

Q2B is the premier conference on quantum technologies, defining the roadmap to quantum value. Celebrating its seventh year of bringing the quantum community together to share knowledge, assess technologies, identify business value, and develop essential skill sets. After Q2B Silicon Valley since 2017 and Tokyo since 2022, Q2B now arrives in Paris.

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24 Apr - 25 Apr 2023
QT Quantum Tech Boston

Panel Speaker: Alexandra Beckstein Join us in at the QT Quantum Tech in Boston to discuss 2 days how to drive Quantum adoption ac...

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QT Quantum Tech Boston

24 Apr - 25 Apr 2023

Panel Speaker: Alexandra Beckstein

Join us in at the QT Quantum Tech in Boston to discuss 2 days how to drive Quantum adoption across global enterprise.

Quantum technology adoption is going through the roof, and we are entering a phase where there is an increased interest in the potential quantum technologies can play for enterprises.
Quantum.Tech returns to Boston bigger and better for 2023 and the event will anchor these discussions by minimizing the hype and showcasing successes in the commercialisation of quantum technologies through real-life user case studies.

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24 Apr - 26 Apr 2023
Boston

Meet our Team in person in Boston. We will be happy to answer your questions about our offering and the QuantumBasel ecosystem in ...

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Boston

24 Apr - 26 Apr 2023

Meet our Team in person in Boston. We will be happy to answer your questions about our offering and the QuantumBasel ecosystem in a 1:1 meeting.