The Amazon Alexa team is excited to support betaworks, a startup studio and seed stage VC company based in New York, on its new initiative, voicecamp, an accelerator program focused on voice-based computing.
Accelerate your voice-powered startup with voicecamp
Betaworks’ first accelerator program, botcamp, brought together eight founding teams working on conversational interfaces and chatbots. Now with voicecamp, betaworks wants to support early-stage companies at the forefront of conversational software. Voicecamp’s announcement on January 11, 2017 was covered by TechCrunch, and VentureBeat, as well as other media outlets.
Voicecamp is based on the foundational belief that voice-based computing represents the natural evolution of conversational interfaces to a more natural and frictionless end user experience. To help catalyze the growth of voice-based interfaces, betaworks is looking at teams and companies working on a multitude of projects ranging from Alexa skills to native apps or hardware that are at various stages of the development process. Apply now.
Get support from the Alexa team throughout voicecamp
The Alexa team will offer a number of events and support opportunities for voicecamp participants, including:
- April 25: Voice Design Best Practices
- May 2: Alexa Skill Building Bootcamp
- May 9: Building Voice Enabled Products with AVS
- Regular Office Hours and Onsite Support
- Welcome kit for teams that will include Echo Dots and swag
Learn more about the program
The 11-week program will run from April 17 to June 30, 2017 at the betaworks studio in Manhattan. Teams selected to join the voicecamp program will get access to some of the leading thinkers on conversational interfaces, verbal computing, and artificial intelligence. The betaworks team, along with industry players like Amazon Alexa, will work with you on product, platform integration, data science, branding and fundraising. Selected companies will also get a $125,000 SAFE note from betaworks. 8% of common stock in each company is allocated to betaworks.
Apply to voicecamp here.
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