Alright, check it out, check it out. The OpenAI Startup Fund just announced Converge 2, the second cohort of its six-week programme. The idea is that AI is gonna totally change the game for startups, and these companies are gonna be huge in pushing the boundaries of applied AI.
So, back in November 2022, OpenAI kicked off the first phase of the startup fund by giving $1 million in investment to 12 selected startups. And now they’re looking for applications for Converge 2. They want engineers, designers, researchers, and product builders who are using AI to shake things up. The programme promises a ton of cool stuff like tech talks, office hours, social events, and talks with industry leaders.
Oh, and get this – the participating teams will get a $1 million investment and get to join a community of like-minded innovators. OpenAI is all about encouraging people from different backgrounds and experience levels to apply, with a special push for applicants from underrepresented backgrounds and outside the US.
And hey, if you’re interested, make sure to get those applications in before the deadline on Friday, January 26, 2024. Here are a few other key things to know: they’re looking for 10–15 companies, they’re open to anyone building or wanting to build with AI, and the programme runs for six weeks from March 11 to April 19, 2024. They’re also covering travel costs for the first and last week in San Francisco, but it’s recommended to be there in person.
This article was first published on Dec 16, 2023 at 9:22 AM.