AI NexusLab

Our bespoke accelerator program for startups using artificial intelligence in their offerings

Eligibility

Seed

Program Length

4 months

Focus Areas

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
AI Nexus Lab is an outlier in the incubator/accelerator space: small-batch, product-oriented, with a very relevant set of mentors and a truly committed and helpful team. AI Nexus Lab is a no-brainer for AI-oriented startups from all around the world.

Pablo Martinez Flores

Founder, Klustera

AI NexusLab far exceeded our expectation. It provided us with valuable business connections, computing resources, and insights on how to run a startup. We recommend the experience to every startup interested in jump starting its growth.

James Fan

Cofounder, HelloVera

AI Nexus Lab is an outlier in the incubator/accelerator space: small-batch, product-oriented, with a very relevant set of mentors and a truly committed and helpful team. AI Nexus Lab is a no-brainer for AI-oriented startups from all around the world.

Pablo Martinez Flores

Founder, Klustera

AI NexusLab far exceeded our expectation. It provided us with valuable business connections, computing resources, and insights on how to run a startup. We recommend the experience to every startup interested in jump starting its growth.

James Fan

Cofounder, HelloVera

What Sets Us Apart

Dedicated Funding

Dedicated Funding

Upon acceptance to the AI NexusLab program, your startup will be automatically added to our investor partner's portfolio. Your startup will also receive $100,000 in exchange for a fixed percentage of equity.

Customized Support

Customized Support

Unlike accelerators with rigid curricula and a quantity-over-quality approach, we won't force founders into an established, cookie-cutter program or strong-arm you into meeting with an endless array of uninvolved mentors. We tailor the program to the needs of each company in the cohort.

Curated Mentors

Curated Mentors

Our mentors are hand-picked for each program and sometimes each team. They stay involved over the course of the entire program and beyond, giving you a chance to build relationships and ensure funders are invested in your success. We believe your time is best spent building your business, and our long-term, relationship-based mentor model succeeds in moving you closer to your goals by avoiding irrelevant and unnecessary meetings and mentors.

Focused Attention

Focused Attention

By limiting our program to no more than 7 startups per class, we're able to provide a level of support not possible at larger accelerators. Each startup is unique; attempts to address your needs with a generic curriculum are ineffective and a waste of time.

Program Benefits

  • A Menu of Services

    More than $500,000 worth of services, such as intellectual property and legal advising by Orrick, support from our in-house designer, and credits from Amazon Web Services, IMB/SoftLayer, and more.

  • Silicon Valley Investors and Entrepreneurs

    We fly every cohort in the Bay area to meet with our network of Silicon Valley investors and founders.

  • Talent

    We connect companies that need interns with students from the NYU Tandon School of Engineering.

Our Mentors

Matt Zeiler

Matt Zeiler

Founder and CEO, Clarifai

Fred Wilson

Fred Wilson

Managing Partner, Union Square Ventures

Alex Poon

Alex Poon

Founder and COO, x.ai

Doug Bemis

Doug Bemis

CTO and cofounder, Uber AI Labs (formerly Geometric Intelligence)

Bud Mishra

Bud Mishra

Professor and Director of Bioinformatics, NYU Tandon School of Engineering and NYU Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences

Anna Choromanska

Anna Choromanska

Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Brenden Lake

Brenden Lake

Cofounder, Cognitive Toybox

Claudio Silva

Claudio Silva

Professor, NYU Tandon School of Engineering and NYU Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences

Chris Barker

Chris Barker

Professor and Vice Dean of the Department of Linguistics, NYU College of Arts and Science

Our Team

Steve Kuyan

Steve Kuyan

Managing Director

Cielo Lutino

Cielo Lutino

Communications Manager

Mina Salib

Mina Salib

Program Manager

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