The World's First
Seed Accelerator for Artists

About Lean Artist

Lean Artist is the world’s first Seed Accelerator for Artists. We are funding early stage culture by investing 3000€ in 10 artists working intensively with Famous New Media Artist Jeremy Bailey and expert coaches to create 10 culturally disruptive startups. These startups will become part of an international Jeremy Bailey Lean Artist community. The accelerator kicks off in Hamburg August 26-28 culminating in a demo day, where artists will present their startups to an exclusive hand selected VIP audience.

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Expert Mentors


Jeremy Bailey
Famous New Media Artist

Famous New Media Artist using technology and creativity to change the world, from bathrooms in Buffalo to museums in Moscow. Leads Product Design at FreshBooks, the world's leading cloud accounting software for small business.


Stephanie Pereira
Director of Community Education at Kickstarter

Kickstarter’s Director of Community Education. Trained as an artist and arts administrator, Stephanie joined Kickstarter in 2011 as Director of the Art Program after a decade supporting artists in the nonprofit arts sector, most recently at Eyebeam Art + Technology Center.


Olof Mathé
Co-founder and CEO of Mixmax

Olof led the team that built Inkling Habitat, now adopted by the world’s largest publishers. Prior, he was an entrepreneur and worked at Skype and McKinsey. Olof grew up in Sweden and finished his engineering degree in France. He created Art Hack Day, a global computer arts hackathon.


Julia Kaganskiy
Director, NEW INC at New Museum

A recognized cultural producer across the art and technology fields. Previously served as Global Editor of the Creators Project, a partnership between VICE Media Group and Intel, and founded #ArtsTech Meetup, a group that brings together professionals from New York City’s museums, galleries, art-related start-ups, and digital artists.


Moritz Philip Recke
Engineer. Entrepreneur. Explorer.

A passionate and empathetic entrepreneur at heart with a strong engineering background, experience in management, business development and change management within corporate culture contexts and keen ability to sense white space.

Become a Lean Artist

Our first cohort runs August 26-28, 2016 in Hamburg Germany. Application Deadline August 7.
Only 10 artists will be accepted.

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