Early-stage AI startups and teams are invited to apply through September 30.

The AI Pre-Accelerator, #BeAI, will unfold entirely online from October 1 to December 8. Up to 8 AI startups will join the 8-week extensive program facilitated by over 30 top-line multi-disciplinary experts.

The Pre-accelerator comes with a pre-seed up to €50,000 via convertible note from GapMinder, 3 spots in the Techcelerator accelerator program (in the batch scheduled for the spring of 2021), and various program perks such as APIs and test applications courtesy of Orange Romania. Participation is free by applying to the open Call for Startups.

“As AI technologies shift from lab to general purpose-technologies, building an entrepreneurial know-how and capitalizing on the Central and Eastern Europe’s high potential to become a key player in AI-driven industries is a must. Being one of the region’s first AI Pre-Accelerators, this program is central in helping the AI ecosystem mature and fully leverage its potential”, says Alexandra Petrus, Bucharest.AI Co-Founder.

Amongst top-line AI Mentors with on-the-ground experience it counts: Google Developer Experts for ML, AI Professors on different AI technologies, Validated AI Startup Founders, Research Scientists, Design Thinking Experts, Tax Technology Advisors and Lawyers, as well as Innovation Managers from Research Institutes, Sales Leaders for AI-fueled products, MarCom Experts for AI packing, and AI Funds Consultants. Its Jury Team of experienced executives, investors or scaled AI startup founders will score and assess teams that apply to the Program.

“If you are a startup with an innovative idea or product using or wanting to add AI, want to work on launching a startup with an AI component, or have a great group of friends with whom you have fun with AI technologies, then this program is for you”, mentions Virgil Ilian, Program Manager #BeAI Pre-Accelerator. More details to follow early-October.

Launched in 2017, Bucharest.AI is the first community in Romania dedicated to growing the local Artificial Intelligence (AI) ecosystem. Bucharest.AI adheres to the European values of AI ecosystems and aims to enrich the region with AI expertise and initiatives that benefit the society as a whole.

Bucharest.AI is a member of global AI communities and contributes to shape tomorrow through AI by enabling people to apply Artificial Intelligence. It currently totals 2300 members.