Microsoft Ventures Innovate.AI: a Global Startup Competition

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Microsoft Ventures Innovate.AI: a Global Startup Competition

Award Amount: A total prize pool valued at $5,500,000 USD

Number of Awards: 4

Deadline: December 17, 2017

Winner Announcement: February 28, 2017

Brief Description:

The  Microsoft  Ventures Corporation is delighted to announce the Innovate.AI: a Global Startup Competition Program. To be eligible, applicants must be a company legally incorporated or registered a business in a country.The program will help high-potential startups gaining access to capital and further the development of A.I. to solve problems and improve people’s lives.

Host Institution:

Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational technology company with headquarters in Redmond, Washington. It develops, manufactures, licenses supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics, personal computers, and services.

Eligibility:

To eligible the applicant must meet all the following:

  • You must be a company legally incorporated or registered a business in a country that falls within one of the entry categories given in eligible region, and
  • The founder/operator of each company must be a legal resident 18 years of age or older in the region in which they are participating within
  • The company must currently offer or intend to release a product, service, or platform which utilizes Machine Learning and/or A.I. techniques, such a product must be based on a model developed by the company, and/or be trained with data obtained/generated by the company or a 3rd party, and/or make use of pre-trained Machine Learning and A.I. APIs

Instructions for Applying:

To be eligible applicant must submit the online application, The link is: https://microsoftventures.submittable.com/submit

Award Description:

The prizes for each regional competition will be:

  • 1st Place (Three Total Winners)
    A $1,000,000 investment USD split between Microsoft Ventures & our VC partners, along with $500,000 USD in Azure credits for 3 years.
  • A.I. For Good (One Winner)
    A $500,000 USD investment from Microsoft Ventures, $500,000 USD in Azure credits for 3 years.

Detailed Information Link:

https://microsoftventures.com/innovateai/