Techstars Montreal AI has accepted 12 startups into its fourth edition, says managing director Bruno Morency.
Three of the teams hail from Montreal, while five are coming from Europe. The dozen teams span a wide variety of verticals, including cannabis, biotech, machine learning, webcams and VR, home building and more.
Here they are:
London, UK – atlasai.co.uk
Motion analysis API for online workout platforms, powered by computer vision. We transform raw videos into actionable data such as exercise performed, number of repetitions and quality of form.
🚀Huge congrats to our #SportTechHub community member Atlas AI for making in onto the Techstars Montréal AI accelerator programme.
👀Atlas AI run motion analysis API for online workout platforms, powered by computer vision.
— Sport Tech Hub (@SportTechHub) September 13, 2021
Toronto, Canada – biotechsquare.com
Making new medicine approvals more predictable. Biotech Square is using AI to bring the regulatory perspective to every drug development program and help assess approvability in real time.
London, UK – etiq.ai
A software platform which allows data scientists to develop fair, unbiased, machine learning algorithms. Etiq helps deliver effectiveness and compliance by providing a suite of tools to identify, explain and repair models during their initial development and subsequent training.
Montréal/Toronto, Canada – f8th.ai
Behavioural Biometric Analysis based Continuous Authentication without Complication.
Montréal, Canada – maket.ca
Maket is an AI-powered marketplace that lets you shop, buy, and start building your dream home in minutes, online. Maket makes home building simplified.
Copenhagen, Denmark – marionettexr.com
Marionette is an AI-driven motion capture and editing software that utilizes webcams and VR.
Montréal, Canada – miamarketplace.com
mia is a no-code tool for rapidly deploying and prototyping machine learning models.
🤩 Excited to announce that mia has been accepted into @TechstarsMTL 2021 cohort!
— mia (@miamarketplace) September 13, 2021
Strasbourg, France – nabu.io
Nabu is an AI-native document management platform for global trade.
Distrito Federal, Mexico – github.com/Nixtla
State of the art open source forecasting software for developers and data scientists.
Toronto, Canada – periculum.io
Periculum is a top provider of data analytics and credit assessment services specifically targeted to underserved markets.
Mountain View – California, US – shaztra.ai
AI Powered • No-Code • Smart Test Automation. Shaztra empowers software teams to easily build test automation using English.
Cologne, Germany – spexai.com
Transforming cannabis plant growth via AI-powered spectral sensors.
Morency wrote that the program’s selection focused on three core themes: Core AI – AI at the core of the product; Democratization of AI – the product allows non-experts to use and apply AI; and AI Infrastructure / MLOps – products that address unique challenges faced when running AI systems.
Over the coming weeks, over 90 mentors will meet and assist the startups and make introductions to contacts in their network.
Techstarts Montreal AI now boasts 30 alumni. Techstars says that eight of its alumni closed funding rounds of at least $1 million last year, while six earned pre-seed rounds between $400,000 and $1 million. The program also saw a first exit when Algolia acquired MorphL.
(PHOTO: Bruno Morency Medium)