At the heart of Paris' FrenchTech, STATION F F, Microsoft unveiled the 12 winning startups in the first promotion of our Generative AI Startup Program 🚀 : Welcome Account 🏦 , MILVUE , YZR , Semji , Buster.Ai , Legalcluster , REVERS.IO , IA Medical , SmartGlobal , Veeton , BEYABLE and Stonly .
Welcome Account integrates the program to create personalized virtual agents and democratize access to financial services for users for whom access to a bank account is extremely complicated today. We will also have the chance to be coached by partner companies such as Chanel and Clariane on concrete use cases.
"We wanted to showcase the creativity and bubbling of French Tech on generative AI. Because at Microsoft France, we're convinced: the transformative power of generative AI concerns all organizations! It shouldn't be confined to the technological sphere or to information systems, but should be applied to all businesses, in all sectors."Corine De Bilbao, CEO, Microsoft France
This program is part of Microsoft's commitment to supporting startups in the acceleration and reinvention of their businesses thanks to AI. And as Corine De Bilbao reminded us, the leader in generative AI wants to be as close as possible to companies, organizations and their work and creation processes, to help them plunge into this new technological wave that is AI.
The Generative AI Startup Program will enable selected startups to benefit from a range of advantages over a 10-week period: access to today's most innovative AI models (notably via Azure OpenAI Services), Azure credits and a dedicated workspace at STATION F. Winning startups will also be able to take part in workshops and benefit from technical and business support from Microsoft France and the program's partners:
- Cellenza, a consulting firm recently named Microsoft's Azure Data AI Partner of the Year, will provide selected startups and ISVs with personalized support for each project, as well as technological support for the problems encountered. Cellenza is present with numerous customers in a wide range of sectors, and will be sharing its vision and experience.
- Impact AI, France's leading think & do tank for ethical artificial intelligence, which brings together an ecosystem of AI players around two common objectives: to address the ethical and societal challenges of AI, and to support innovative, positive projects for tomorrow's world. The Impact AI collective will raise startups' awareness of the application of responsible AI principles. In addition, the collective will offer them personalized support, networking opportunities with their ecosystem, and increase their visibility by integrating them into events and conferences.
- STATION F, the world's largest start-up campus, will provide access to all the resources the selected start-ups and ISVs might need to develop their solution (a community of entrepreneurs and investors, exclusive events, public administrations, mentoring offices, etc.).
Microsoft's official LinkedIn page has dedicated a post to introducing Weclome Account and our ambitions for AI Generative inclusive.