10 startups will focus on machine learning, data science as part of Microsoft Seattle Accelerator cohort

Ten startups were named Thursday to participate in Microsoft’s Seattle Accelerator program, which will focus on machine learning and data science.

Microsoft’s Seattle Accelerator celebrated its first anniversary in August. The program’s inaugural cohort focused on Internet of Things/home automation, and the second on productivity.

“There’s no doubt machine learning will be used to reinvent, digitalize or eliminate business processes and products in the near future,” writes Hanan Lavy, director of the Microsoft Ventures Accelerator in Seattle, on the Microsoft Ventures Blog.

For this latest cohort, Microsoft traveled to 12 cities in the U.S. and Canada, “on the hunt for the most dynamic entrepreneurs with the biggest visions and most disruptive, innovative ideas,” says Lavy. “Companies from more than 50 countries around the world applied to our Seattle-based program. The variety was impressive.”

To learn more the program and the startups that were named, visit the Microsoft Ventures Blog.

Suzanne Choney
Microsoft News Center Staff

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