NIPS 2018 Expo Panel
Dec. 2, 2018
From Lab to Startup - How to Commercialize your AI Research
Sponsor: NextAI / NEXT Canada
Graham Taylor (NextAI), Matthew Zeiler (Clarifai), Katya Kudashkina (Cultura.ai), Javad Shafiee (University of Waterloo)
Learn the ups and downs of startup life from 3 entrepreneurs who passed up job security and big salaries for founder freedom and all that comes with it. This interactive session will include tips for identifying commercial opportunities in your research, selecting co-founders, how an accelerator or incubator program could help and options for funding your venture.
Moderated by Graham Taylor, Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Machine Learning, School of Engineering and Vector Institute and Visiting Faculty, Google Brain - Montreal. Graham is also Academic Director for NextAI, Canada's premiere accelerator for early stage AI-enabled startups.
*Katya Kudashkina - Founder and CEO of Cultura.ai and Researcher | Candidate at Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence and University of Guelph *Matt Zeiler, Founder and CEO of Clarifai and PhD Machine Learning / Computer Vision, New York University (tentative)