Media Lift – Batch 4

Content & Tech Incubator: Turning ideas into innovation

We support your innovative business ideas in the area of content with technology. Whether you are a student, founder or employee of a large media and digital company, whether you’re working on your own or as a team – we’ll take your idea to the next level.


We offer networking and mentoring opportunities as well as individually tailored workshops and professional training. We’ll also provide you with digital tools, workspaces and financial support, so you can fully focus on your project. The best part: Media Lift is an early-stage ideation program. We support you in concretizing your innovative ideas and make them ready for business together with you.

Your ideas belong to you! After the incubator, you are free to roll out your project as a start-up, develop it further with our partners from the Hamburg start-up ecosystem, or integrate it into your company – without having to give up any shares.

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Media Lift – Batch 4 is successfully completed.

April – September 2022

Remote and in Hamburg

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Media Lift is held in German. Please check our German page for more information

What we offer:

Material and financial resources

Financial support of up to €15,000 per team

Workstations and tools for (digital) collaboration


Methodological, technical and market knowledge

Personal coaching & teambuilding

Pitch training, workshops and feedback


Two team mentors

Contact to our mentor network

Access to follow-up programs of our partners


Editorial coverage

Participation in events

Presentation at our big graduation pitch

The teams of batch 4



Neuralfinity provides AI models for developers and lowers the barriers to entry for AI applications with easy-to-use APIs. The models can be used by developers from different fields.



Looks-Rare is a digital and networking-driven space for art. Among other things, the decentralized art organization provides a unique opportunity for artists to sell their work as NFT using blockchain technology.



Constellatio revolutionizes the preparation phase for the state law exam. Frontal teaching and texts printed on paper are replaced by the learning platform with a range of digital learning methods.



myndpaar combines systemic therapy with artificial intelligence to make couples therapy accessible in app form. The core of the app is an algorithm with which the start-up has processualized the therapy content and thus individually adapts the diverse content formats to the users.



What value do journalism, facts, documentaries and debates carry? Duckling's new app aims to show it: It lets students integrate journalistic content into their own stories, collaborate, chat, and get inspired in a closed and secure social network.

The Media Lift-Jury

Ruth Betz
Blue Engine Collaborative

Isabelle Gardt
Online Marketing Rockstars 

Diana Knodel
App Camps & fobizz

Michael Leitl
Indeed Innovation

Nina Klaß

Karsten Schwaiger
Amt Medien, BKM Hamburg


Marco Maas
Simon Graff
FOR REAL? Metaverse Agency
Ruth Lemmen
Interim Management + Coaching
Tatjana Anisimov
RTL Deutschland
Ulrike Dobelstein-Lüthe
Hamburg Media School
Anja Weddig
Jahreszeiten Verlag
Sarah Rothberger
Philipp Nette

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Ideally, you are still in the pre-startup phase. I.e you already have a solution approach, maybe you have already developed a first prototype, but you are not yet ready for the market – because that’s exactly where we want to take you together. If you have already completed an accelerator program, the incubator is probably not the right choice for you.

Your core team should consist of at least two, max. five people. Needless to say, we support diverse teams and are especially happy to welcome female entrepreneurs.

We plan the program in a bi-weekly rhythm, i.e. in one week there are usually workshops, lectures and coaching sessions from Tuesday to Thursday, in the next week there are no appointments and you can flexibly arrange your time.

No. Your ideas belong to you! After the incubator, you can found your project freely, expand it further with our partners in the Hamburg start-up ecosystem, or transfer it back to your company.

In our application form we ask for the most important information about your idea and your team. In addition, please submit a pitch deck for a detailed presentation of your solution. We recommend that you book a consultation with our program manager Bruno before submitting your application.

Alumni Portfolio

Media Lift Batch 2 Musicube-Team

musicube: faster music search with AI

The start-up musicube offers music metadata and a music search engine. The data of over 48 million music tracks is determined using AI. musicube is part of the company Songtradr since June 2022.

Media Lift Batch 1 BotTalk Team

BotTalk makes content audible

BotTalk is a startup with expertise in text-to-speech. With their tool, publishers can bring their content to life via voice. Well-known publishers such as Hamburger Abendblatt are already using the tool.

Batch 1 Curvature Games

Curvature Games: Explore new worlds in VR Games

Curvature Games is a studio that develops VR games. They use VR as a medium for immersive storytelling. Their projects include the design of a hybrid museum experience.

Media Lift Team Storydive

Storydive: AR for your ears

Storydive’s audio walks combine audio books and walking tours. The special feature is that listeners become protagonists and can discover their surroundings in a new way. Numerous cities, such as Hamburg, Munich and Berlin, can already be experienced.


Als Programmmanager ist Bruno Ansprechpartner für den Inkubator Media Lift und für das Prototyping Lab. Er studierte in Leipzig Politikwissenschaften und Kulturwissenschaften sowie Management, Organisation und Kultur an der Universität St. Gallen. Während seines Studiums sammelte er Erfahrungen in der Öffentlichkeitsarbeit und im Marketing bei einer PR-Agentur, Finanztip und der Executive School St. Gallen. Nach Stationen bei SAP sowie einer Digitalagentur arbeitete er zuletzt als Innovation Scout für eine Hamburger Wissenschaftsplattform.

Bruno Marks

Program Manager
T +49 40 / 23 72 435 67