TechCode Launches AI Accelerator Cohort, Targeting Robotics and Transportation Startups

Silicon Valley’s TechCode, a network of startup incubators and entrepreneur ecosystems, launched the second cohort of its AI+ Accelerator this week.

This edition of the program, which helps startups integrate artificial intelligence technology into their product and gain access to global distribution channels, has a particular interest in “early-stage startups that are enabling artificial intelligence for robotics and smart transportation technologies.”

Thus far, six startups are part of the cohort:

  • WeighUp has created an IoT solution that allows restaurants and bars to intelligently track liquor usage and reconcile with sales data in real-time.
  • Waggit builds wearable technology that allows pet parents to track their pet’s daily exercise.
  • Knottr has developed an AI-powered career evaluator for finance professionals.
  • Lead is a machine learning mentorship platform that aims to empower women.
  • ThroughPut seeks to eliminate costly problems in the supply chain for decision makers through machine learning business intelligence.
  • SoundCTL provides an API that enables users to take full control of real-time audio streaming, from tweaking audio levels to transmitting the final output.

“In an increasingly competitive startup environment, our accelerator programs arm budding entrepreneurs with the necessary tools to refine their technology and turn their ideas into a reality,” said Luke Tang, general manager of the TechCode US Accelerator program. “This second cohort brings solutions and products from a variety of business verticals, all of which have the potential to reach the next level.”

Applications remain open as they are accepted on a rolling basis. The AI+ Accelerator is available to startups located near TechCode US offices, including Boston, Seattle, and Houston. Startups “should have a prototype with some traction and an objective to scale and operate globally.”

TechCode has established 23 incubators across the world in cities including Tel Aviv, Berlin, and Shanghai.