I was kindly invited to take part in one of the judging panels for cohort 7 in the Microsoft Accelerator in London. Thank you for an interesting day.
I was happily surprised at the level of the applicant startups. Most of them were of high quality. The focus was clearly in more established startups rather than very early stage. Each venture had an established team and product already and were looking for Microsoft’s help in scaling/accelerating their business. It was interesting to see many companines already leveraging Machine Learning and AI in their products. The panelists were also an interesting bunch of people from different areas and industries. I made some good contacts for the future and thoroughly enjoyed myself. I’d be happy to do it again.