RealityEngines.AI and Vicarious will host a conversation about start-ups and deep learning researchers. The event will kick off with an open bar cocktail and appetizer reception. There will then be two open-mic debates about whether researchers should choose start-ups over large companies. Attendees can sign up to debate each other during the reception hour, and we will have a total of two rounds. The winner for each round will be decided by an audience vote. This will be followed by a 20-minute panel discussion on the lack of diversity in ML/AI researchers and practitioners in start-ups and how best to fix it. The panel will be moderated by Bindu Reddy, CEO of RealityEngines.AI. Panelists will all be research scientists from start-ups.