NextAI's first cohort shows how far Canada's AI scene has come in the past 12 months

Sep 22, 2017

The 15 companies that presented at startup-boosting non-profit Next Canada’s inaugural NextAI Venture Day provide an excellent snapshot of how far Canada’s artificial intelligence (AI) ecosystem has progressed in the past year, co-chair Tony Lacavera said.

Each offered investors a viable product. Each was the result of a brand-new program designed to facilitate the creation of an AI-based solution to a specific business-related problem. The young entrepreneurs running each company were all given access to the best mentorship, education, and networking opportunities Next Canada – known best for its Next 36 program for young entrepreneurs, which it’s run since 2011 – had to offer.

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