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While it’s been a few months already since Techstars and Real Ventures announced a new AI focused accelerator program in Montreal, today feels like the “real” first day. That’s right, we are finally welcoming the group of men and women that will be part of the first Techstars Montreal AI program. These founders from ten companies will be joining us for three months of hard work, capped off by Demo Day on December 5.

At the heart of every Techstars program is a group of strong partners and mentors. We’re grateful for the enthusiasm with which our local community responded to our call as well as the strong interest people from out of town showed for contributing to Techstars Montreal as mentors. Thank you.

When I joined Techstars as Managing Director, one objective I had was for this program to be a bridge that brings international talent and ambition to our beloved island as much as it will be a path for local talent to shine internationally. The companies and mentors forming the first Techstars Montreal class is a big first step towards that objective.

Without further ado, here are the Techstars Montreal AI 2018 companies:

Alexsei 

Alexsei provides precise answers to complex legal questions for lawyers and is squarely focused on achieving full automation of legal research with AI.

Arctic Fox AI

AI-powered radiology tools for the diagnosis of neurodegenerative diseases, beginning with Alzheimer’s and related dementias. We allow clinicians & scientists to use the full potential of brain MRIs by extracting data that would be invisible to the human eye.

ChefConnie

We help cooks build confidence as they learn new skills and recipes. Chef Connie is a conversational cooking assistant that answers kitchen questions like “what’s next for the lasagna?” and “how much olive oil do I need?”

Crescendo

Crescendo sends employees personalized diversity training into Slack & Microsoft Teams. It uses machine learning to identify bias in the way employees communicate with each other and creates personalized learning plans to reduce those biases.

EatSleepRIDE 

EatSleepRIDE® Motorcycle GPS is the social, tracking and safety platform for motorcycle enthusiasts. Using machine learning technology, combined with open data, we’ve built a predictive platform to deliver indispensable safety to motorcycle riders.

Green Eye Technology

Green Eye Technology utilizes machine learning and AI to revolutionize the current pest control process in agriculture, by providing precise herbicide application.

Intelistyle

Intelistyle is the first AI fashion stylist that instantly styles your own clothes or suggests new clothes to buy based on what you own, while tailoring recommendations to personal style, body type as well as the latest fashion trends.

InVivo

InVivo AI is streamlining pharmaceutical R&D by enabling accurate toxicity screening in the earliest phases of drug development.

Mathpix

Mathpix is breaking down the barrier between the digital and analog world. Mathpix is the most accurate math OCR in the world, powering learning, grading, and typesetting apps with its image-to-LaTeX conversion API. Mathpix also offers its own mobile and desktop apps, focused on solving the difficult problem of digitizing math for documents like assessments, academic research, and STEM related presentations.

ThermoAI 

Our patent-pending AI saves power plants and manufacturers millions in fuel costs and drastically reduce their emissions by optimizing their combustion. Our solution features a customized analysis of client’s historical data, which we then use to train our models and give optimization recommendations to operators in real-time.


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Bruno Morency Bruno Morency
Bruno is the Managing Director of Techstars Montreal AI Accelerator. Up until late 2016, he was Head of Operations at Poka Inc. Before that, he started Context.IO, an API that makes it easy and fast for developers to integrate email data in their applications.







  • Jonathan Levitt

    Good luck with all of these wonderful startups. They’re all in very good hands.