Innovate.AI: a Global Startup Competition

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Presented by Microsoft Ventures, Madrona Venture Group, Notion Capital, and Vertex Ventures Israel, Innovate.AI is a tellurian foe for startups harnessing a energy of A.I. appurtenance learning, assisting high-potential startups benefit entrance to collateral and serve a growth of A.I. to solve problems and urge people’s lives. The 3 winning startups accept a $1,000,000 USD investment, with a sum esteem pool valued during $5,500,000 USD.

3 Regional Competitions Around a Globe

Top field from any segment (North America, Europe, Israel) will contest in live internal representation competitions in Seattle, Tel Aviv, and London, with 1 leader in any region.

The prizes for any informal foe will be:

1st Place Three (3) Total Winners

A $1,000,000 investment USD separate between Microsoft Ventures a VC partners, along with $500,000 USD in Azure credits for 3 years, 100 Office 365 licenses for 1 year, and an Azure Standard support plan.

A.I. For Good One (1) Winner

A $500,000 USD investment from Microsoft Ventures, $500,000 USD in Azure credits for 3 years, 100 Office 365 licenses for 1 year, and an Azure Standard support plan.

The A.I. For Good Prize will be given to a tip finalist globally that is responsibly harnessing a guarantee of A.I. to definitely impact people’s lives and a world. Examples include: augmenting entrance to education, training new skills and formulating jobs, enhancing a capabilities of existent workforces, and improving a diagnosis of diseases. (For additional context, greatfully impute to a A.I. Fund Announcement in Dec 2016.)

In sequence to validate for a competition, companies contingency accommodate a mandate in a central rules.

These include:

  • Headquartered in North America, Europe (E.U.) or Israel.
  • Have lifted reduction than $4,000,000 USD (local homogeneous regulating unfamiliar sell rates on dates of funding).
  • Your association contingency now offer or intend to recover a product, service, or height that utilizes A.I. and/or appurtenance training techniques.


Calendar of timeline.  Applications open on Oct 10, 2017.  Applications tighten on Dec 31, 2017.  Finalists comparison on Feb 28, 2018.  Live finals will be hold Spring 2018.


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