MEET THE WAIACCELERATE

USA 2021 PARTNERS

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Z LAB  is a full-service innovation consultancy headquartered in Houston with experts around the world serving the most innovative businesses and organizations. Integrating research, strategy, and implementation, maximizing return-on-investment (ROI) in market entry, growth, and exit (of local and international growth).

Working with Z LAB, one can expect to get a custom assembled team of experts that is perfectly curated to address your short term and long term priorities.

 
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NYU Center for Responsible AI (R/AI) is designed to be a comprehensive applied research and tool production laboratory for accelerating responsible AI practices that arise from real world collaborations. 

That social inequity is reinforced by data-intensive systems is not new. Advances in data science and AI can be undermined by similar problems: automated decisions based on biased data operationalize, entrench, and legitimize new forms of discrimination. as a result, there is an urgent need to build a shared and nuanced understanding of these issues and to chart a path towards solutions in which technical advances are combined with a shift in business practices, and with the establishment of much-needed regulatory mechanisms informed by robust public participation. The Center for Responsible AI at NYU responds to this need.

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Dataiku was founded in 2013 on the principle that in order to succeed in the world’s rapidly evolving data ecosystem, companies - no matter what their industry or size - must use data science, machine learning, and AI to continuously innovate.  Dataiku allows enterprises to create value with their data in a human-centered way while breaking down silos and encouraging collaboration. One of the most unique characteristics of our product, Data Science Studio (DSS), is the breadth of its scope and the fact that it caters both to technical and non-technical users. Through DSS, we aim to empower people through data and democratize data science.

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Briggs & Veselka Co. is in constant pursuit to be the leading independent CPA firm in the region in professional and personal satisfaction, client confidence, community involvement, and profitability; enabled by the legacy of loyalty they foster with each other and our clients.

The firm's industry groups provide audit, tax, and consulting services to clients ranging from individuals to closely-held companies and small-cap public entities. They also offer sophisticated specialty services such as forensic accounting, international tax, and are in the top 1.5% of firms in the country providing employee benefit plan audits to over 170 plans — unique for a firm of their size.

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McCarter & English empowers clients throughout the development cycle - from ideation to creation, capitalization, implementation, commercialization, and monetization. Entrepreneurs and the investors, executives, and directors who support or lead them trust McCarter for their responsive, pragmatic, and business-minded advice. 

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BaMa (business angel Minority association) is a growing business angel network association that aims to bridge the investment gap in minority-led startups or startups targeting minority driven markets. baMa is a national initiative to create a more inclusive startup ecosystem through early-stage investment in minority-led and minority-focused startups. To achieve this, baMa’s vision is to activate more investors in diverse startups, get above-average returns on investments, and support innovation from minority founders.

 

We believe that if we support the innovation ecosystem through our investments, we will influence the companies that will lead our future.

 

baMa is aim to change #changingthecolorsofinvestment through baMa 2021 strategy by a collaborative approach to change the current trends. This lack of diversity in investors leads to a lack of investing in minority founded startups. Investors then lose the above average returns that diversity shows to generate.

2021 Partners in The News

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Legal Partner for Startups

WaiACCELERATE USA 2021 brings McCarter's responsive, pragmatic, business-minded advice to WAI founders!

(Source: LinkedIn, March 2021)

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Knowledge Partner

r/ai - building a future where responsible AI is the only AI - is now a partner of WaiACCELERATE USA 2021!

 

(Source: LinkedIn, March 2021)

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Supporting Entrepeneurs

As a sponsor of the WaiACCELERATE USA 2021 program, Dataiku will coach and support women entrepreneurs on their way to building the next generation of #AI, #MachineLearning, and #DataScience companies.

(Source: LinkedIn, March 2021)