Techstars Montreal AI unveils 10 companies in new cohort


Techstars Montreal AI is unveiling its newest cohort of companies. This time around 10 companies will join the mentor-driven program. One of the companies is based on Montreal. The other companies from Toronto (2), Saint John, NB (1) France (3), Portugal (1) and India (1).

This year’s group of companies was selected around three core themes, according to Techstars:

1. Core AI: AI is at the core of the product,
2. Democratization of AI: The product allows non-experts to use & apply AI
3. AI toolkit/DevOps: A product that addresses some of the unique challenges faced
when running AI systems

Techstars said in a release that the prime factor in selecting companies is the entrepreneur.

“Successful businesses are built on top of strong leaders that can attract and grow a diverse and healthy team. That’s why we teamed up with Tilt to weave a comprehensive Conscious Leadership training and coaching into the 13 weeks of this year’s program.”

The accelerator program took six months to select the companies accepted to this cohort. The program’s Demo Day comes in December.

The 10 companies of Techstars Montréal AI 2020:

BRIDGR – bridgr.co – Montréal (Canada) Organizations of all sizes lack the expertise to initiate and succeed in their digital transformation. BRIDGR introduces AI-based tools and services to ensure their investment is made the right way by choosing the best providers or technologies.

Deepflow AI – deepflow.ai – Bordeaux (France) Deepflow is a low-code low-latency SaaS platform that empowers web and mobile developers to integrate computer vision in their applications without Data Science knowledge.

neuroLytixs – neurolytixs.com – Toronto (Canada) Neurolytixs utilizes machine learning to look for unique biomarkers derived from the brain that will diagnose a patient with a concussion and help to follow their recovery. The company provides brain health for the next generation and aims to revolutionize youth amateur sports.

NimbleBox – nimblebox.ai – Chennai (India) Get started 10x faster on your AI projects with 1-min setup. NimbleBox is a One-Stop Shop for educators and individual developers that lets them focus on the algorithms rather than the setup.

SyntaxIQ – syntaxiq.com – Toronto (Canada) Generate SEO optimized product content in seconds. Product descriptions, instagram captions or any other content, all from a simple product image.

TrojAI – troj.ai – Saint John (Canada) TrojAI is developing solutions to protect AI platforms from adversarial attacks on training data and AI models, such as poisoning or embedded Trojan and evasion attacks.

Veesual AI – veesual.ai – Paris (France) Image customization at scale for fashion brands and fashion retailers. Generate engaging and inspiring images in real time without any additional shooting or editing.

WhaleSeeker – whaleseeker.com – Montréal (Canada) Whale Seeker automatically detects whales from aerial and satellite imagery using AI. We believe whales and humans can coexist in healthy and profitable ways. We create the tools to make it
possible.

Wisear – wisear.io – Paris (France) Let your earphones listen to your brain. Our AI algorithms enable earphone manufacturers to integrate functionality driven by brain-activity.

YData – ydata.ai – Lisbon (Portugal) YData addresses the struggle data scientists experience in acquiring quality data sets and
working with sensitive data. We use synthetic data along with a suite of tools that improve data quality in an automated way. Recognized by innovation and entrepreneurship awards and alumni of Google For Startups Residency, YData has been helping the biggest enterprise in Europe to adopt AI faster and easier, while complying with privacy regulations.

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