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AI Idol

@ MIT AI Conference 2020

Come to experience MIT AI Conference 2020 and present your company at the AI Idol.

AI Idol offers innovative startups a unique platform to present their companies and mingle with a high-caliber audience of VCs, angel investors, strategic partners, corporate investors, and industry experts.

Past Participants of AI Idol have met investors, found great talent to recruit, and formed industry partnerships and relationships at the event. Our past AI Idol participants have subsequently raised over $200m of capital from leading investors.

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Date and Time
Thu, Jul 16, 2020
12:00 - 1:00 PM PT
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Markable AI
Base Operations


Jocelyn Goldfein

Zetta Venture Partners

Managing Director

Rohini Chakravarthy

MBA '99

NGP Capital


Jake Seid

SB '98, MEng '98

Stone Bridge Ventures

Managing Director

Mike Cassidy

SM '86, SB '85

Apollo Fusion, Inc

Founder & CEO

Pegah Ebrahimi

SB '02

Cisco Collaboration


Sam O'Keefe

SM '12, SB '09


Head of Startup Programs, Cloud


Markable AI
Infinite Analytics
Lincode Labs


ThoughtForge Inc.

Glance AI
Base Operations
Vahan Inc

Past AI Idol winners

Where innovative startups pitch. Companies have gone on to raise over $200M from leading VCs

Raised $100M

Raised $25M

Raised $20M

Raised $6M

Raised $5M

Raised $20M

Raised Seed Round

Raised Seed Round

  • Acceleprise
  • Andreessen Horowitz
  • Baidu Ventures
  • Battery Ventures
  • Belcorp
  • Bertelsmann
  • Bessemer Ventures
  • Breyer Capital
  • Bose Ventures
  • Cisco Investments
  • Canaan
  • Data Collective
  • ff Venture
  • FJ Labs
  • Fusion Fund
  • Greycroft
  • Google Ventures
  • JLL Spark
  • JP Morgan
  • MentorsFund
  • Microsoft Ventures
  • Mindset Ventures
  • NEA
  • Qualcomm Ventures
  • Right Side Capital
  • Runa Capital
  • Salesforce Ventures
  • Samsung NEXT
  • Sequoia
  • Teradyne
  • TLV Partners
  • Tsingyuan Ventures
  • UpHonest
  • Workday Ventures
  • Y Combinator

AI Idol is open to MIT alumni-founded start-up companies applying AI, deep learning, machine learning algorithms and techniques to disrupt industries. Applicants may be pre-seed to Series B stage.

Don’t miss the chance to showcase your startup to an amazing panel of judges. Also, grab the opportunity to mingle with high-caliber audience and engage with the MIT AI community.

Discover how AI is being used to uncover new opportunities, transforming industries, and creating massive new opportunities.

Future of Infrastructure

With machine learning, design systems that could learn I-O patterns to enable storage optimization and make intelligent decisions

Future of Work

The changing job landscape, remote and on-demand work, and technologies that enhance productivity

Future of Health

Drug discovery, personalized medicine, telehealth, and mental health

Future of Learning

New modes of education and emerging technologies that enable deeper engagement

Future of Economy

Fintech and the economic forces and that are affecting and affected by technology and what this means for you

Future of Media & Entertainment

New forms of news, modes of entertainment, and what the future could look like according to science fiction

Experience a unique event:
  • Meet with like-minded founders, leaders, experts, and VCs
  • Learn from leading expert speakers who will show you how to apply AI in your organizations
Come for limitless, high-quality networking and learn from those who've done it!


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Past Partners & Supporters

We've got an insanely smart group of folks who will discuss where they see the Future of AI and the opportunities that have them excited.

100+AI Experts

Get the playbook from the best AI experts, data scientists, machine learning engineers, founders, execs, and investors.


High density of high caliber engineers, machine learning experts, founders, executives & investors.


Learn, Share and Play with AI experts!
It’s not a “ hype / love fest” with AI.

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