New Opportunity: OpenAI's Converge 2 for AI Startups!
Great news for anyone with a passion for AI and startup ideas! OpenAI Startup Fund is launching Converge 2, a six-week program aimed at boosting companies that use AI in innovative ways.
What's the deal?
The Converge initiative is all about supporting startups that harness the power of AI to make a real impact. They believe AI can spark incredible ideas and transform industries. The first cohort, which started in December 2022, showcased the global interest in AI as diverse innovators applied it to reshape different fields.
Now, Converge 2 is on the horizon, set to run from March 11, 2024, to April 19, 2024. The program offers a mix of tech talks, office hours, social events, and chats with industry leaders. Plus, participants get a sweet $1 million investment from the OpenAI Startup Fund and become part of a vibrant community.
Who should apply?
If you're an engineer, designer, researcher, or product builder using AI to dream big, Converge 2 is for you! The goal is to speed up startups led by exceptional minds who want to reimagine the world using AI.
Don't worry about your background or experience level; founders from all walks of life are encouraged to apply. No prior AI experience is needed. The application deadline is Friday, January 26, 2024, at 11:59 PM Pacific.
What to expect?
The program spans six weeks, and while the first and last weeks happen in person in San Francisco (with covered travel costs), the in-between weeks can be done remotely. Still, they strongly recommend attending in person to get the most out of the experience.
The cohort will consist of 10–15 companies, and with a commitment of 4–6 hours per week, it's a manageable opportunity. If you're excited about the potential of AI and have a startup idea brewing, Converge 2 could be your game-changer.
To learn more and apply, click here.