Entrepreneurial Investigator

We help computer science undergrads, masters, and PhD students to create new companies (part time!) while currently enrolled in school. Structured as a paid internship—program participants pair with experienced startup CEOs and CTOs to turn cutting-edge AI technologies into exciting new products.

Program benefits

  • Potentially become a co-founder of your own startup!
  • Mentorship in entrepreneurship, product management, and AI
  • No grant writing, teaching, or administrative responsibilities
  • $100K in free AWS credits based on a startup proposal

Partner with experienced co-founders from our community and build the future, together.

We have experienced CEOs and CTOs ready to pair with you now. Collectively, these entrepreneurs have raised over $100mm in VC funding and know how to build big, meaningful, AI-first startups.

  • Lekshmi Venu

    Former Global Lead of Machine Learning at Amazon Payments, where she led a product and delivery team of 75 people. Harvard MBA.

  • Aaron Goldfeder

    Former Founder & CEO of EnergySavvy. Raised $30M+ in VC, grew team to 60. Exited to Tendril Networks.

  • Gilad Berenstein

    Former Founder & CEO of UTrip.com. Raised $6M in VC, grew team to 20. Exited to a company in Spain.

Our portfolio companies are collectively valued at $267,500,000. You can be part of this, too.

Since 2014, we have built five publicly announced AI-first startups (with several more in stealth mode), and two have already been acquired. This facility is a rocket factory and you can help us build them.

  • Xnor

    XNOR bridges the growing divide between AI models dependent on the cloud and devices running at the edge.



    Technology that enables voice interaction using natural language understanding and dialogue management.


  • Blue Canoe

    Uses AI to help non-native English speaking employees communicate clearly with colleagues and customers.


  • Wellsaid

    WellSaid creates truly life-like synthetic voices for next generation voice experiences, products, and content.


    • Raised millions in VC
    • Featured on CNN & TechCrunch
  • Lexion

    Lexion reads your contracts, extracts terms, and organizes them — saving you time and money.


Our incubator is backed by some of the best investors in the world.

Leading VC firms Sequoia, Madrona, Kleiner Perkins and Two Sigma are investors in our incubator. Our CEOs and CTOs receive funding from these institutions via our fund, and as part of this community, you will learn from the best.