The AI for Good Acceleration Program helps purpose-driven ventures in Israel advance their AI solutions to create positive social transformation. For the fourth year running, Microsoft for Startups Israel and TechForGood will be selecting a cohort of startups committed to a social mission to join this 9-weeks program.
In April 2023, your startup will benefit from the resources, advice, and one-to-one support you need to help scale your AI venture with Microsoft, TechForGood, along with Startup Nation Central and other key partners. Our expert-led curriculum covers everything from technical guidance to business development and marketing, packed with workshops, seminars, and tightly focused modules on topics including AI and social impact frameworks.
The AI for Good acceleration program is an award-winning program, based on the foundations of the Microsoft Accelerator operating for more than a decade, with hundreds of startups in our alumni network.
Applicants and graduates of the program will be able to apply to Microsoft Social Entrepreneurship program, which supports social impact startups with technology, connections and grants so you can focus on bringing your big vision to life and making the world a better place. In addition, startups will be exposed to the Microsoft Climate Innovation Fund, Microsoft Corporate Social Responsibility and Microsoft AI for Earth initiative and more. We’re excited to welcome our community of startups that are harnessing the power of AI to transform the world for the good.
We support social impact startups like yours with technology, education, connections, and grants, so you can focus on what you do best: bring your vision of making the world a better place to live.
This year, we’re looking to support startups like yours with innovative technology so you can focus on what you do best: bring your vision of making the world a better place to live.
You’re working to solve the world’s most pressing challenges. We have a program designed to help.
No one can create a more sustainable world alone. Solving global, social, and environmental challenges requires synergy between the right technology, partners, and resources. When startups work together with investors, enterprises, governments, nonprofits, and communities, amazing things can happen.
This year we are focusing on meaningful, measurable sustainability solutions in the areas of:
The AI for Good program is designed by Microsoft, Microsoft for Startups and TechForGood to give impact-generating startups the holistic commercial, technical, and impact support they need to succeed. The program will run in-person under the guidance of the ministry of health. The AI for Good curriculum covers three streams:
Our startup’s journey only begins after completing the AI for Good acceleration program. Following the Demo Day, Microsoft for Startups and Tech for Good continue to support our alumni as they join the graduates of our previous batches. Beyond the in-program curriculum, tools and mentorship, we’ve built comprehensive set of resources to support our alumni. Access to Microsoft Philanthropy, MS Global Social Entrepreneurship Program, opening sales channels and access to our alumni network are only a partial list our graduates benefit from. Here are the previous batch members and their stories:
... We believe that disabilities should not stop anyone from living a full and independent life...
...During the program we were matched with amazing mentors who helped us better fine tune our roadmap and our product value proposition. We also had access to CTO expert panels that expanded on the differences between AI, ML, DL and shared insights from their own experience and use-cases...
Bringing more power and influence on the people at the bottom of the pyramid. We want to make sure that the $300 billion that is invested annually in impact-driven goals is effectively directed towards local communities' real needs...
...The program connected us to incredible mentors, such as Zafrir Asaf and others. It also opened up multiple doors for opportunities while at the same time equipped us with the tools to choose the doors that are most strategic for our growth...