Vote for our CTO As Your Favorite VIVA400 Woman!

It’s no surprise to us that our AI wizard and CTO Anouk Visser has been nominated for the VIVA400 awards under the Knappe Koppen category!  The VIVA400 awards focus on entrepreneurial, inspiring, and ambitious women. Anouk is on a serious roll, after recently presenting at 2 major conferences – GTC Europe and TedXAmsterdamWomen.  GTC Europe is the premier conference for GPU technology and attracts nearly 2,000 attendees interested in learning how AI can be applied in different industries. TEDxAmsterdamWomen focuses on the unique way in which women contribute to global change and thus reshape the future. Anouk did so well in her presentation, in fact, that she was one of three women invited to pitch at the final  event. Vote for Anouk by heading over to VIVA400.  And, don’t miss another accolade by following her on Twitter: @anoukvisser.

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Birds.ai is Accepted to Climate-KIC Accelerator

Birds.ai has been accepted to the only EU acceleration programme focused on climate impact and cleantech, the Climate-KIC Accelerator.  The Accelerator includes a 3-stage,  18-month program that helps startups to commercialize their technology, by providing coaching, resources, and knowledge. Birds.ai CTO Anouk Visser and co-founder Kitso Epema participated in a 2-day bootcamp in mid-September, and were selected to participate in the first stage after pitching their business idea. Stage 1 is focused on finding the market niche and developing a financial model. The team will now receive €5,000 and 5 coaching sessions through December. These sessions will help the team to validate their business idea. Kitso said: “The bootcamp already gave us great insights in how to think of a business idea. Of course we know we should think from the viewpoint of the customer, but it is usually difficult for us engineers to understand what that means. Now we have learned […]

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