AI Startups: Here’s How to Apply to TechCode’s AI+ Accelerator Today

TechCode, a global network of startup incubators and entrepreneur ecosystems, is launching the second cohort of its AI+ Accelerator today. The goal? To help AI startups “integrate artificial intelligence technology into their product and gain access to global distribution channels.”

Among other global resources, TechCode has incubators within Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Helsinki, Silicon Valley, Seoul, Tel Aviv and Berlin. TechCo reported on their first cohort in this accelerator last November —  fifty startups from ten countries.

The Cohort

The six AI startups in the 2017 cohort cover a wide range of fascinating fields. Here's how TechCode sums up their talent, from their press release:

WeighUp has created an IoT solution that allows restaurants and bars to intelligently track liquor usage and reconcile with sales data in real-time

Waggit builds wearable technology that allows pet parents to track their pet’s daily exercise

Knottr has developed an AI-powered career evaluator for finance professionals

Lead is a machine learning mentorship platform that aims to empower women

ThroughPut seeks to eliminate costly problems in the supply chain for decision makers through machine learning business intelligence

SoundCTL provides an API that enables users to take full control of real-time audio streaming, from tweaking audio levels to transmitting the final output

But the cohort is continuing to accept applications on a rolling basis: First come, first served.

AI Startups Can Apply

The AI+ Accelerator is open to AI startups near the TechCode U.S. offices, which include the locations of San Francisco, Boston, Seattle, Los Angeles and Houston. Here are the details you'll need to know to see if the opportunity is right for you.

“The program will focus on early-stage startups that are enabling artificial intelligence for robotics and smart transportation technologies. Startups should have a prototype with some traction and an objective to scale and operate globally, especially those looking to enter into the Chinese market,” TechCode says.

“The TechCode AI+ Accelerator program invests in three types of capital: financial, human and intellectual. Throughout the program, which runs through the end of the year, startups will be given various resources and partner recommendations to choose the best fit for their roadmap and goals.”

Think you have what it takes to apply to the TechCode 2017 AI+ Accelerator? Visit the website or AngelList to throw your AI startup hat in the ring.

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