The Business AI Advanced Program is a cohort-based accelerator for any company that uses artificial intelligence in any of its forms to power a business software solution. From real-time video streaming analysis to failure detection using images and deep learning, your business solution is welcomed here.
The goal of this program is to prepare you to raise your first significant round of capital. We help you have conversations with SaaS/AI investors and get your pitch and investor communications in shape. We also work on accelerating your acquisition of customers. The goal is to give you the tools you need to move from Minimum Viable Product (M2) to Minimum Viable Repeatability (M3).
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To be a part of this Advanced Program, you will need to either:
The "no application" way
The Business AI Advanced Accelerator Program is part of The Intelligent Accelerator™. If you successfully complete all of the Steps to get to Milestone 2 on The Intelligent Accelerator, that's awesome! When you get to Milestone 2, you will be prompted to set up a review with our staff and mentors. During that Review, we'll assess your readiness for this Advanced program. There's no application. The Readiness Review is all you need. Just be sure you complete all of the Steps in your plan AND the Readiness Review by the "Apply by" date shown above. This method of applying is the best way to build your Company! Get started here.
The direct application way
On occasion, we do accept a limited number of companies that have not built their company on The Intelligent Accelerator.
However, we strongly recommend that you use the "no application" approach. Advancing your company on The Intelligent Accelerator will be the best way to prepare for the Advanced journey ahead. The "no application approach" significantly improves your chances of acceptance into the Business AI Advanced Accelerator Program and ensures that you have the same foundation as other participating Founders. You can start your journey on The Intelligent Accelerator today. There's no application and no waiting for the Foundation Program.
If you choose to submit a direct application for the Business AI Advanced Program, simply complete the BRIIA Guided Progress Score™ (GPS) questionnaire and save your results using the "Apply to an Advanced Program" button.
After saving your GPS, we will be in touch with you to discuss your readiness for our Advanced Accelerator Programs.
To be an "Advanced" company, you will need to have a strong understanding of all the topics we cover in our Foundation programs and have completed the prerequisites for the Advanced program. Our approach to developing companies — based on years of experience and feedback from founders — is effective and unique. After review, we may require some pre-work so that you have the same knowledge foundation as your peers in the Advanced Program.
The Business AI Advanced Accelerator Program is a series of in-person and online workshops. Assuming that we will all be able to safely travel and gather indoors, the Program begins with a two day Sprint Camp at BRIIA's facilities in the San Francisco Bay Area. Your presence is required for this portion of the program.
After the kickoff, and equipped with some new tools and perspective, you are then free to return to your home base or remain in the Bay Area.
During the next 5 weeks, there will be weekly group sessions and individual mentoring sessions These sessions will be conducted online using Zoom.
Finally, all participants will reconvene at BRIIA's facilities for a final two-day workshop. Meetings with investors will be held on the following day.
The Program details above describe how the program will operate when there are no COVID restrictions.
At present we plan to hold the opening 2-day Kickoff and final 3-day Closing Summit in person at a facility in the San Francisco Bay Area. We may require all participants to be fully vaccinated in order to participate in these sessions. To be a part of the Cohort, you will need to obtain visas and plan your travel and accommodations accordingly.
There is no guarantee, however, that we will actually be able to convene in person, and it is possible the Advanced Program will be conducted completely virtually. A decision will be made in early July as to the final format for the Program.
Be sure to leave your contact information below if you are interested in keeping up to date on these changing circumstances.
Founders that have been through our programs have told us that they would be willing to pay many more times than what we ask. We always try to provide a maximum amount of value to you and your startup. The cost of the Advanced program is $495.00. This helps us defray, but not erase, what it costs us to put on the Program. Payment is due when you apply for the program, but is refunded if you are not accepted.
If, as a condition of your acceptance into the program, there are Foundation courses that need to be completed on The Intelligent Accelerator, the cost of enrolling in these Foundation courses is an additional cost to you. Foundation courses are typically $39 to $59.
You are responsible for your own travel arrangements and accommodations.
There is no cost for access to mentors and Advanced courses during the Advanced Program.
After completing the Advanced Program, you will continue to have access to The Intelligent Accelerator's Mentors, Courses and Provisions at standard rates.
When you are accepted to the Business AI Advanced Program, we don't ask you to give up a chunk of equity. Nor do we provide you with any cash. We do ask you to grant us an option to purchase up to 20% of the first significant round of capital that you raise after completing this Advanced Program. If, and only if, you are successful at raising a round of capital will we have the opportunity to share in your success. If you would like to discuss our approach to making an investment in your company with us, please let us know by email at [email protected]. We'll get back to you as soon as we are able, usually no more than a business day or two.
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