Toronto AI Founders Convention
Join our meeting to meet potential business partners for your AI enterprise.
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If you are passionate about AI and have an idea you would like to transform into a profitable business, join us to meet potential partners that will help you accomplish that.
You already have a business but you are looking for somebody to help you, this might be a good opportunity.
Our next meeting is dedicated to two categories of people:
- AI experts with technical knowledge that would like to meet business experts and investors
- Business experts and investors with AI interest that would like to meet AI experts
We hope to facilitate you to meet a potential co-founder or partner to work together for bringing amazing AI ideas to fruition.
Talk: Bootstrapping AI Companies - 20 mins
Founder "Speed Dating"
Each participant from the business group will be paired for 3 minutes with each one from the technical group and discuss a potential collaboration.
Talk details: Bootstrapping AI Companies
Bootstrapping a business is the art of getting that business to the point that it produces cash for you while spending minimal cash yourself.
Bootstrapping is the opposite of the classic Silicon Valley strategy of raising massive amounts of capital before building a product or obtaining customers. It is the underdog path - starting at the bottom and fighting your way up, instead of asking someone to pull you up.
In this talk, Brad will discuss what he has learned about bootstrapping AI companies. How do you produce cash as quickly as possible? How do you get customers on board before you have any algorithm or product? How do you inspire people to work alongside you when you can't pay them? Brad will discuss these issues in context with some of the new AI products he is working on.
Max Gajdel is the Co-Founder of Stan A.I., the first artificially intelligent assistant for condo/apartment managers. Max has deep experience in property management. Prior to co-founding Stan, Max spent six years on the leadership team with North America’s largest residential property management company, working across Canada for a company that manages more than 2 million condo and apartment units.