Dream of building an AI-first company from the ground up with other savvy startup co-founders?

Our CTO Residency program is designed to help entrepreneurial AI scientists and engineers prepare to become a founding member of an early-stage AI startup. Residents of this program collaborate with entrepreneurs and mentors to validate startup ideas and build minimum viable products with a focus on innovative applications of machine learning and AI. Residents gain valuable experience across all phases of entrepreneurship, from selecting the right market segments, to building initial customer traction, scaling out a team, raising money, and more.

At the AI2 Incubator, we build AI-first startups.

We are an initiative of the Allen Institute for AI—a world-leading A.I. research institute with over 150+ A.I. PhDs, researchers, engineers, and support staff.

Each year, we invite talented engineers, researchers, and entrepreneurs to join our incubator on a rolling basis. We help them come up with ideas, find co-founders, engage pilot customers, define their product, incorporate the latest A.I. techniques into their technology, and raise millions of dollars in venture funding.

We also invest up to $800,000 into the companies we work with. This investment capital comes from some of the best investors in the world, including four industry-leading VCs—Madrona Venture Group, Sequoia, Kleiner Perkins, and Two Sigma Ventures.

More than anything else, this is an extraordinary community, all working together to help each other succeed. And as your cofounder, we are with you every step of the way. Join us—and let’s build a new (AI-first) startup, around you.

Learn more at incubator.allenai.org

About you:

Ideal candidates come from the following backgrounds:

  • AI scientists with advanced degrees and publications in areas such as deep learning, natural language processing, computer vision, and speech.
  • Machine learning and data science practitioners with a strong interest in product and engineering.
  • Stellar engineers with a strong interest in building AI and AI-enabled products from the ground up.

While AI2 is an equal opportunity employer, AI2 is particularly interested in a diverse applicant pool.

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